Wednesday, May 3, 2017

One Room Challenge Dining Room Makeover Week #5: Crown Moulding & Cabinet Paint

The "Before" - this room is long gone now!

It was glorious to have a whole weekend to dedicate to our One Room Challenge dining room makeover this past weekend. No sporting events to take the kids to - just uninterrupted painting and installation time. (Okay it wasn't entirely uninterrupted - that would be impossible - but we got in a good stretch of work hours.)



On Saturday, my husband installed the crown moulding while I painted the vintage china cabinet. He got a little help on the heavy lifting from our teenage son - Metrie's French Curves Scene II poplar crown is a lovely solid wood (and therefore a smidge heavy). Of all the trim, the crown moulding seems to be the most challenging to diy. To up the challenge factor, our dining room has two floor-to-ceiling boxes jutting out of the back corners (covering pipes). That made for some trickier additional cuts. Not to worry though. If a cut isn't perfection, that's what wood filler and caulking are for. In any case you'll never get to perfect because likely your walls and ceilings aren't entirely level. Ours certainly aren't. Nobody will ever notice.

He takes after me - we like to work in pajamas.

On Sunday, we measured out the panel moulding boxes. My husband cut and installed the trim for the boxes while I continued to paint the vintage china cabinet. And then Monday I continued to paint the china cabinet. Plus, I put together a few floral arrangements, as I look forward to accessorizing the room.


On Tuesday, I continued to... You get the picture. The china cabinet has doors, drawers and shelves and I'm also painting the interior a fun, surprise colour. It's taking me a while, but I hope it's going to be a striking piece that we will cherish and use well over the years. (It doesn't help that I painted a whole bunch of dog hairs into the undersides of the shelves on my second coat. That's when I learned not to work so close to the ground in a house with two dogs. Also, I should have turned on my work light to make the hairs more visible.) Anyway, I certainly look forward to having additional storage space for my vintage dishes!

If you read my update last week, you know I was choosing from three Fusion Mineral Paint grey colours for the cabinet. We selected the middle tone - Little Lamb. It offers a nice contrast with the darker grey wallpaper and links up well to the Benjamin Moore Gray Owl paint on the upper portion of the walls. Like the other Fusion paints I have used, it goes on beautifully - it's self-leveling, so as long as you don't leave any big drips it ends up looking really smooth and lovely.



What's Next?


All that remains now in our dining room makeover is to spray paint the cabinet hardware, patch the nail holes in the trim, touch up the paint where necessary, clean up the room (dust the lighting fixture and table, wash the hardwood floor), hang the curtain rod and artwork, fill the china cabinet and add accessories to the table. One week to go! We got this!

One Room Challenge Dining Room Makeover Mood Board
Getting very close to this mood board now! Hooray!

For a detailed look at the elements in my dining room mood board, head over to the first ORC post.

More One Room Challenge Makeovers


Be sure to check out the progress of the 20 featured designers, as well as all of the guest participants (like me) who link up each Thursday at Calling it Home.

Steps in Our Dining Room Makeover ORC


The Before + Mood Board
Week 2 - Prep & Paint
Week 3 - Trim & Tools
Week 4 - Wallpaper, Chair Rail & More
Week 5 - Crown Moulding & Cabinet Paint  (you are here)
Week 6 - The Big Reveal!

Thank you to our sponsors!


This dining room makeover would not be possible without the help of these sponsoring companies, each of whom supplied (gorgeous) product. All opinions are authentic and my own. Thank you for supporting the awesome companies that partner with Woman in Real Life.

Metrie 
Wayfair.ca
RYOBI
Benjamin Moore
Graham & Brown
Afloral.com
Fusion Mineral Paint



26 comments:

  1. Hi Joann,

    Great moodboard and a teaser! Can't wait to see the finished project. It's going to look fantastic.

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    1. Thanks so much Gabriela! The weeks are flying by. Excited about next week! :)

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  2. oh i love where this is going! the moodboard is so fab!

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  3. The moulding looks great. Loving what I see in the mood board. Good luck with final week and can't wait to see reveal!

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    1. Thanks for your compliments and good wishes Theresa!

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  4. The crown moulding looks amazing! And so does the wallpaper! Can't wait to see the finished room!!

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  5. I love how your room is coming along! Love the mood board! Can't wait till next week! Susie from The Chelsea Project

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    1. Thanks Susie! I can't wait for next week too!

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  6. Oooh! Can't wait to find out what the surprise color is in your china cabinet. Also, i have definitely done the same thing with the dog hair! Haha!

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    1. Oh good, it's not just me! Haha! It's so disappointing when you think you're done and you've made a silly mistake. ;)

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  7. It's looking great Joann! Looking forward to the reveal!

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    1. Thanks Kim! It's going to be so fun to see all the beautiful reveals next week!

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  8. The crown looks so good with that wallpaper! I can't wait to see this!

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  9. Wow, it's all coming together. Can't wait to see the final product! Love the grey.

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    1. Thanks Dannyelle! We're in the home stretch now. :)

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  10. looks great! crown molding makes such a big difference in a room. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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    1. Thank you! It definitely does! :)

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  11. I LIVE for uninterrupted install days! There's nothing like getting into the grove with something eh?

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  12. Almost at the finish line! Can't wait to see this finished space and what that cabinet makeover looks like. That piece really stood out to me in one if your earlier posts.

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    1. I really like how it turned out! Looking forward to the reveal. :) Thanks!

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  13. Can't wait to see the transformation. It's looking amazing 😉

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