I think I’m going to paint the dining room.
I know. I know. Such an assertive, decisive statement.
I find it difficult to plan very far ahead these days, and I’m hesitant to start a project that I won’t be able to finish in a reasonable time. But Matt thinks painting the dining room is achievable, and I really want to believe him.
The dining room is our last “easy” makeover in this house. Easy meaning mainly cosmetic. Honestly, it’s mostly a coat of paint. However, I’ve been holding off on this room because I want it to be more than a coat of paint.
You saw in my post a few weeks ago that I have plans to do something to the ceiling in this room, whether scraping off the stipple or covering it up. The responsible, logical DIYer in me wants to do the ceiling first, then the walls. That way, dust or plaster or what-have-you doesn’t fall on my freshly painted walls.
However, I have no idea what I’m going to do to the ceiling or when I might do it. And waiting no longer makes sense to me. We’ve lived here nearly 7 years. I could have painted the walls when we first moved in, and I’d have no hard feelings about repainting them now.
So I’m going to avert my eyes from the ceiling and work on the rest of the room.
Here’s my to-do list:
- Sand and patch walls (like all of the walls in this house, the texture is like sandpaper)
- Prime walls
- Remove corbels from the archway (too small, not my style)
- Paint trim (I like to paint trim before the walls)
- Paint walls
After that, we’ll see what else happens.
I have some things to hang on the walls. I’d like to finally figure out how to style Matt’s grandmother’s piano. I have plans to paint the entertainment unit/china cabinet (and build doors or have them built for me). I’m pondering curtains. Some day I’d like to refinish the table and chairs.
Maybe by then I’ll have the ceiling figured out.