The dining room. Or, as Chloe calls it, the "dinner for Sunday room."
We stripped the wallpaper way back before Thanksgiving, and what I found underneath effectively stopped the project for months. I finally started fixing cracks in May, primed over all the water damage in June, and Joel taped it off and got it ready for painting a month or so ago.
Except, I couldn't decide what the heck to do with it. I finally went to the paint store this weekend and looked at all the options and came up with an Italian Fresco texture-type treatment for the top part of the walls. I'm still stumped about the bottom, which has that awful fake dark paneling on it. I want to paint it, but I don't know how to deal with the trim.
Here's a picture from Christmas. You can see how the trim and chair rail is a beautiful oak. We don't want to paint that at all, although I think I'm not adverse to painting the chair rail if necessary. Just not the trim around the doors and windows. (I have 3 windows, an big arch and a doorway in this room that are all trimmed with the gorgeous oak.) But the ugly paneling absolutely has to be painted.
Today I finished texturing the entire top half of the walls, and the texture looks great! It's going to be painted a nice golden yellow color, hopefully by the end of this week. And then I need to know what the heck to do with the bottom half of the walls.
What say ye, blogland?