Posted by: thewoobdog | October 16, 2012

Neeeeext

Okay, so now that the living room is done, I’m itching to do the dining room – then the whole downstairs will be complete and everything will flow.  The dining room has just never quite gelled, but I’ve never been able to put my finger on the problem.  I was thinking out loud about it one day when my mom hit the nail on the head – she said it needs something to pull it together, since every wall has at least one door or opening off it, making the room feel disjointed.  In total, there’s a set of french doors, the opening to the stairwell, the large archway leading to the living room, the powder room door, and the small archway to the kitchen, all opening off one relatively small space. 

My mom’s flash of brilliance was that a chair rail would help pull everything in visually and really ‘connect’ the space (a flash of brilliance she later forgot all about, so that when I mentioned it she looked at me in wonder and said, “You’re right! That’s what this room needs! I never thought of that!”  We got a good laugh out of that one).  Anyway, that’s my next project – put up the chair rail and then paint the wall below it the same color as the accent wall in the living room.  The main color in both rooms is the same, so it should serve to further enhance the flow between the two while at the same time providing some cohesion between the various walls/openings in the dining room – between the chair rail and the touch of color, it will ‘connect’ all the chopped up bits of wall visually to (hopefully) anchor and define the dining room space.

Pictures will follow when I get started… (now that tax season is finally behind me, anything seems possible!)

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