Sorry for the delay in updates but I have been too busy painting! It is hard to find time to balance working, working on the house and then posting about it. If only I could win that $450 million lottery…wouldn’t that be nice? Back to reality – the dining room is soooo close to being finished and I am so happy with how it is all looking!
The crown molding in the dining room is finished and it looks awesome!! I’m so proud of my dad and me. We can both cross this DIY project off of our bucket list…and never do it again. Hah! It was a great learning experience though and we really do work well together so it went pretty smoothly. (not to toot my own horn but growing up, when my dad did projects around the house, I was usually asked to be his helper…toot! Toot!) The corners are not easy so beware of this project. NOT easy at all. I will have a full recap and post on that very soon for you!
Here are the supplies I’ve been working with ever since my last update. I finished the last coat of grey on the walls and have moved on to the baseboards, casings and crown molding. Kilz, Valspar Glossy White, a cut-in tool, painter’s tape and a brush have been my BFF all week-long. Using the cut-in tool is actually a lot easier and moves way faster than I originally thought so that is a huge plus! There have only been two tiny little ‘oopsies’ that were easily cleaned up with a towel and q-tip.
It is so crazy to me how ‘white’ we thought the original molding was. Hello yellow-dingy-beige! Wow, what a difference one coat of primer makes, as shown on the right of the picture. I am very close to finishing all of the wood trim and will be back (hopefully Friday!) to update you with a finished, painted dining room. I think I can…I think I can…I think I can…