We are three weeks into the One Room Challenge, which means we are at the midway
The main DIY project in our dining room makeover is still in process. The first part of the wainscoting treatment went up last weekend. My hubby got the chair rail and stiles installed between our two boys' three basketball tournaments!, and I filled/spackled the seams and holes. I didn't have time to prime and paint the boards ahead of time, so it'll just be done once everything is up. (Note: Rather than build "picture frame boxes" for the wainscoting, I opted to coordinate the wainscoting with the profile of the adjacent kitchen cabinetry.)
Cove molding will also be added to beef up the wainscoting "box" detail. They weren't installed at the same time because they hadn't been purchased yet I was undecided between a cove or quarter round inset. Anyway, it will soon be added, and I hope to be done with the wainscoting this weekend!
By the way, thank you so much for the positive support. The bold wallpaper pattern was definitely a gutsy design decision. :)