Spring 2016 ORC Dining Room Makeover {Week Three: The Midway Point}

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We are three weeks into the One Room Challenge, which means we are at the midway panic point!  Here's where things stand:

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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!
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Next up, I will be tackling the wallpaper install (can't wait to see it up!) and hopefully finalizing the dining chairs and rug.  I have been scouring thrift/antique shops, online sources, and retail stores for budget-friendly, but good quality options!  The new pendant light fixture will also be hung once the dust settles from the wainscoting project.

By the way, thank you so much for the positive support.  The bold wallpaper pattern was definitely a gutsy design decision. :)

Need to catch up?!  Here are the links to my first two Spring 2016 ORC posts:  Week 1 // Week 2

Sharing with: Thoughts of Home

14 comments :

  1. Don't panic - you can do it! That accent wall is going to be the star of the show.

    We'd love for you to link up this post with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would enjoy seeing your progress.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words of support, Stacey! I hope it all comes together in time. Thank you for inviting me to the link up... :)

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! Only a couple more weeks to go... Waah!!!

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  3. I am so glad you shared this at TOHOT.
    You are doing an amazing job!

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura! I truly appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. :)

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  4. Carol your wainscoting is coming along. What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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    1. Thanks Laura! The wainscoting was a much more time-consuming process than anticipated (due to our schedules), but it is coming along. :)

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  5. I truly can't wait to see that wallpaper installed, it's going to look so fabulous and I love the light you chose Carol!!

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    1. I'll be tackling the wallpaper install shortly. I hope I don't mess it up. :) Thanks for the support, Lisa!!

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  6. I can't wait to see the wallpaper up!
    The chandelier is such an interesting choice and will definitely get a lot of attention. :)

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    1. The wainscoting is taking so much longer than anticipated, but it's almost done! I can't wait to move on to the wallpaper install. I should have a sneak peek with this week's update. :) The chandelier is large and heavy. I hope my hubby has no problem installing it?!

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  7. I can't wait for the wallpaper... it's going to be stunning. 3 weeks left... yay!

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    1. I am getting nervous about the deadline!! Waah!!! Thanks for the support, Ashley! :)

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