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- Author: Home on Liberty Hill
- Posted: November 26, 2016
- Category: DIY, Interior Design
Dining Room Update
Hey friends! Our dining room is a huge part of our home. Growing up in my parents house we used the dining room on Christmas day and that was pretty much it. Brian and I host constantly so I want this to be a room that people enjoy spending a lot of time in. There are few things that bring more joy to our lives than seeing memories being made in our home.
That being said, our dining room needed a much needed face lift. If I haven’t said it before, I HATE the wall color that the bank painted our home. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so thankful I didn’t have to deal with another persons insane color choices or wall paper from the 80’s. The paint we have is a step above all that. However, if I had to describe it, I would say it’s a dingy white paint and chalk mixture. If I’m wearing black I avoid grazing the walls because it will leave a chalky residue on my clothes. So annoying. Not to mention it looks kind of dirty. Here are some before pictures before our dining room update.
This space looked dull in comparison to my dreams of a warm space that people would have a hard time leaving.
So let me just brag for a second about the most outstanding husband in the world… Brian is a stud. We volunteered to host Thanksgiving this year and I got the brilliant idea we need to paint the dining room in order for Thanksgiving to be perfect. Brian didn’t say a word, he grabbed his paint brush started to help. We started on Monday night and did most of the trim. Tuesday we decided that I was insane and we needed a pro to help. So Brian went out to Home Depot and picked up a paint gun. Let me tell you… if you don’t have one, INVEST. It is the most amazing tool in the universe and made our dining room update go so much faster. I thought I was excited about my sander, I’m in love with this paint gun. We covered the walls in 20 mins and if we knew what we were doing or had a strategy, we would have been able to paint the whole room in one night.
Check it out.
You need to give yourself about 16 inches of buffer space, but this saved us HOURS and it was fun to use!
Here’s the final result!
It looks so fresh and warm. The paint color is Wheat Bread by Behr.
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Just found your blog, and I love it! Using the paint gun, how you were able to keep paint particles from ending up in unwanted places?
Hi! Thanks so much! You definitely need to tape in a few areas! But also read the recommended range on the sprayer you purchase. Some are more powerful than others. Ours recommended that we did not spray within 18 inches of the ceiling and floors to avoid splatter. Those areas need to be done with a brush.