We actually finished wallpapering our dining room in October, but it took me a while to photograph it. The lighting is terrible (as you'll soon see), so I needed to find the right balance of artificial light, natural light, tidiness and free time to take the photos.
And, as it happens to be December, it's decorated for Christmas! So here we go.
This is the view in from our living room.
This is good real life representation of the colour of the wall paper. The paper is called Rothbury Trellis, by Thibaut. The colour is metallic on slate gray.
Put on your sunglasses for this next shot people! The view from our hallway into the dining room. And whoops, a plastic bag full of stuff hiding behind the chair.
My deer head bowl from the William Ashley warehouse sale and Mr. Fox.
|My daughter pronounced x's with a hard k sound for a while. It made Mr. Fox a hilarious thing to talk about. Go ahead, sound it out.|
My husband's ever expanding whiskey and scotch collection. He keeps receiving bottles as gifts but hardly ever actually drinks it. He loves it though. Good to have on hand during the holidays for sure.
|My daughter's hand print ornament from her first Christmas last year.|
|I dunno. I like this guy. He's cute.|
Another holiday necessity, a well stocked wine rack.
I bought this Santa wine bottle (or tree??) topper at The Bay years ago. Any of you that shop at The Bay have a story like this. Saw it, looked at the price tag, which said something like $9.99. Go to the cash register, it rings through at $1. The Bay is notorious for this.
It adds some fun to the room. We try not to take ourselves too seriously.
I hope you like this dining room makeover! There was quite a bit of blood, sweat and tears that went into this room (without any actual blood or tears. Some sweat for sure though).
The before-before again, for dramatic effect:
Then the more recent before, post DIY wainscoting:
And the after:
|One last poorly lit parting shot. Because why not.|