Here is our basic punch list:
- Replace 60's style hollow core door and mitered trim with door and trim that matches the house.
- Strip, repair, caulk and paint trim and windows.
- Repair plaster walls, prime and paint.
- Paint ceiling.
- Replace light fixture.
- Replace electrical outlets (they are brown and ugly) and outlet covers (also brown and ugly).
After we are done with all that fun, I get to design the room! The dining room is a fairly large room, measuring 15'x12'. My table is HUGE but it barely fills up the space! I would like to get two end chairs for the table in a contrasting color or pattern of some sort. I am more a minimalist when it comes to furniture, but aside from the table and chairs, I would also like a buffet, specifically on this wall here...
I've come up with a few basic design plans incorporating the pieces we already have (chairs and table) as well as a buffet from Ballard Designs that I know that I want. I am also pretty sure that I am going to go with Benjamin Moore's Lacey Pearl on the walls.
Here are a few of the design plans that I am considering:
I'm really digging option #1 with the navy and white. Option #3 is the simplest, and some might find it boring, but I love the monochromatic look of the whites, creams, and silvers with the contrasting dark wood table. Hmmm... decisions, decisions...