Our dining room was missing something. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but I just did not like it. Before we moved in, the previous owner had the entire first floor painted in an off-white yellowy color. The dining room was the last room that still had that color. And I just didn’t like it.
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I also wanted something different on the wall that you see when you first come around the corner. I searched and searched for something. I thought about using a stencil, and considered several removable wallpaper options. I kept coming back to this one from Hearth and Hand.
So I finally did it-
I painted the trim in Ultra Pure White by Behr (all my trim is painted in this) and the walls in “Simply White” by Benjamin Moore, but also mixed in Behr paint.
There is a glimpse of my free dining room chairs. Here is how I updated them.
I needed 2 rolls of the wallpaper, but I have more than half of the second roll left. If the chair rail wasn’t there and I was doing one whole wall, I would have definitely used both rolls.
I LOVE IT.
The wallpaper is water activated, so the application process was a little more involved than the peel and stick that I have in the laundry room– but it is still considered “removable”.
The “Simply White” Benjamin Moore color matches almost perfectly to the background color of the wallpaper. I used this spray paint to update a pair of lamps that were in the basement.
I’m still moving things around and I have some finishing touches to do, but for the most part, this wallpaper has completed this room!
Next up is peel and stick wallpaper for B’s room…
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