A couple of months ago, I decided I was tired of my dining room being painted all red, above and below the chair rail. The room isn’t overly large, so all that red made the room feel even smaller. This photo below is the only pic I have of how it looked when it was painted all red. I had just decorated the room for a birthday party I was having for a good friend.
Once I made the decision to paint beneath the chair rail, I decided to have picture molding installed. This pic was taken right after installation. Are you just loving the two-tone action here?
This was pretty painful to look at every day until I finally got a few days off from work and could start caulking all this new molding. (The red is actually a deeper red and not as bright as this picture indicates.)
After I finished the caulking, it was time to prime over the Benjamin Moore “Raspberry Truffle” I had just painted a year ago.
I was getting pretty excited by this point, definitely liking the change I was seeing. I was also a bit horrified that the primer wasn’t covering any better than it was. Ugh, I saw more priming in my future.
Another coat of primer definitely helped cover the Raspberry Truffle.
Finally getting to the good part, painting with the paint below the chairrail. Not sure if this pic was after the first or second coat.
The sideboard was still pulled out from the wall in this pic. Note the high-tech furniture moving equipment, dish towels under each leg. Hey, it works. Yep, definitely liking the white below the chair rail. What do you think?
Ignore the table…how’s the wall look?
I can’t imagine this tablescape with an all red wall behind it. I think the additional molding and white paint were a good change, but what do you think? Was it worth all the work? Please say yes, or I might have to cry.