We were away on vacation this past week, so I've been playing a little catch up in the room. BUT before we left, my hubby and I had ripped apart the dining area in preparation for the room's main design feature: a focal wall. There is one "real" wall in the space, and it is only 11 feet long. The plan is to clad the wall with wainscoting and wallpaper to give the room some architectural dimension and design interest. The focal wall will also help define the area as its own space (since it is not a separate room).
Since our walls are slightly textured, we first covered the entire wall with 3+ sheets of "luan" plywood paneling. The paneled base provides a flat, smooth finish for the wainscoting. The wallpaper should also adhere better to the non-textured surface. Taking this extra step, however, proved to be quite the process since our house comes complete with uneven walls. #oldhousequirks
My hubby also added base shoe molding to cover the minor gap between the baseboard and hardwood floor.
Next step in the makeover will be installing the chair rail and trim molding then more nail filling, sanding, etc. The light fixture is also scheduled to arrive next week, so I'm hoping my hubby will be able to install it shortly thereafter.
Did you miss week one?! You can catch up by clicking on the image below:
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