It’s fauxdenza time people! I knew I wanted to include a fauxdenza in the dining room when I first started thinking about how I wanted the room to look when. They’re supremely practical from a storage point of view (I plan to store wine glasses, cocktail making equipment, napkins and the likes in mine) without taking up too much space and keeping things feeling airy by being up off the floor. Continue reading “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK FOUR: DIY FAUXDENZA”
This week has been almost entirely devoted to painting, with a little bit of coving / crown molding excitement thrown in.
I’d given the fresh plaster a coat of watered down white paint during the first week so another one of those plus two coats of Farrow & Balls’ ‘Blackened’, colour matched to Valspar’s Matt Premium Walls and Ceiling paint at B&Q (because I was too lazy to make the trek to the nearest Farrow & Ball stockist and too impatient to order it online and wait for delivery), has made a massive difference to the room. I probably could have got away with just one coat of Blackened as the coverage was fantastic.
I’d highly recommend the Valspar colour matching if you can’t easily get your hands on the paint colour you want from another brand. I took along the paint chart I had for them to match and the colour was spot on, I couldn’t tell the difference between the original sample pot I had and the colour matched paint. Plus, the quality of the paint was fantastic and really well priced. Two enthusiastic thumbs up right here!
The colour is perfect in the dining room and keeps things feeling light and bright, without being cold. Continue reading “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK THREE: PAINT, PAINT AND MORE PAINT”
Has it only been seven days? It feels both simultaneously like the past week has flown by and also that I’ve spent half my life working on flooring.
I realised after I put my post up last week that I had been a #badBlogger and failed to include any before pictures of the dining room.
The only picture I seem to have of the dining room area before any changes were made is this one from the estate agent listing. As I’ve mentioned before, the previous owners used the dining area of the kitchen as a casual seating area and the conservatory as a dining room. Then there’s this one taken just as we were clearing out the space the night before work on knocking through the wall to the living room started. Hopefully they give a bit of an idea of what the space was like before. Once the building work had been completed we were left with a space like this… Continue reading “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK TWO: THE BEFORES AND NEW FLOORS”
I’ve followed the One Room Challenge™ created by Linda at Calling it Home for years now and I’ve discovered so many amazing blogs during previous challenges so I’m super excited to join in this year as a guest participant.
I’m hoping this will give me the kick up the behind to finally get the dining room whipped into shape – I can’t wait to get started (and hopefully finished!). Six weeks sounds like a long time but, you know, it’s called a Challenge for a reason… Continue reading “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK ONE: THE DINING ROOM PLAN”