Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dining Room Transformation!

Sorry the posts have been few and far between as we have been in construction mode - but one room is complete!  We got the trim work all done in the dining room.  The stencil on the top portion looks a lot better now that everything is finished (to read more about the stencil click here).


Here are the BEFORE Pics:




The Before Ceiling  

DURING (in case you are into DIY trim work I thought I would show some pictures of the process)




AND the AFTERS (Sigh, AHHH!)










My husband has hung the trim in the rest of our house but we knew this project was beyond his skill set so this was done by professionals.  I have to say - I miss how cheap it was when my husband did it.  It is pretty expensive to hire out trim work - but they did A LOT of trim in this room and it took them quite a while to finish (and they worked very hard!).  So they were worth it!  With the completion of the room we went ahead and got our new dining table from Restoration Hardware and the Chandeliers are from Ballard Designs (they are the small size 23").  The rug is also from Ballard.  Now I am working on the Dining Chairs - of course I will post more when those are done!

65 comments:

  1. All of the moulding looks so fabulous! I love how all the trim has really changed the look of the room. Well, the trim and those wonderful lights!

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    1. That looks phenomenal! Very amazing. :)

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  3. drooling. love the stencil and the ceiling!

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  4. Oh my gosh, this looks so great! You have such a nice big, open space! And, the light fixtures are to die for! Nice work!

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  5. Gorgeous! Do you mind telling what company did this work? I am very interested!

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    1. Sky Mountain Builders,in Kaysville, Utah

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  6. Um, WOW! Love it! And I love how you packed so much trim work into one room, lol! That is my kind of style. I am always begging my husband to start new trim projects around our house, I will totally be showing him this! And I also love your orb lights. Such great thinking ahead to have 2 outlets installed too....

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  7. OH-MY-RESTORATION-HARDWARE-GOSH! This is stunning! I just love every detail. Adds so much weight and class to the room. Can I come to dinner?!

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  8. Wow this is exactly what I'm looking to do in my family room! I was hoping to DIY it though.. do you have any idea how the installers did this? Like the steps they took? Would you happen to have any upclose photos? Any help would be so appreciative! Love all the molding in your house!!

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  9. Hi Amy, it's Nikki Holbrook. I found your barstools on pinterest a while ago and just came back to your site because I was getting ready to tackle mine, I've looked through just about all your posts when I realized I know you! :) your house is amazing! You are doing just what mark and I planned to do when we built but have never got around to doing it. I love your style and will be coming back for more inspiration! Maybe I'll wait and see how your next bar stools hold up before I do mine, which are also from target. :)

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  10. Hi Nikki! Glad you found my blog and I am glad you are going to do some barstools of your own! I would love for you to please email me a picture when they are finished. Let me know if you have any questions along the way too. I have actually stenciled one of mine and am just waiting for some more time to do the rest and then I'll post them all! The one is holding up just fine though - I don't expect to have any problems this time.

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  12. Your house is gorgeous! I really love that rug...i was looking on the BD website but don't see it. do you remember the name?

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  13. What color and size of orb lights did you go with? Love them!

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    1. I got the lights from Ballard designs. The size I have is Small (23" around) and the color is "Aged Silver." I went with the smaller size since I have two hanging by each other, otherwise I might go with the larger size if there was only one. I have loved them though!!!

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  14. I love what you did with the pillars. I have rounded corner archways from my builder and have wanted to trim it out. Good to see an example. Thanks!

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  15. wow, what a stunning dining room, you have wonderful taste!

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  16. I love the transformation! I'm thinking of ordering the chandeliers for my dining room but can't decide whether to get one large or two small as you used. What are the dimensions of your room?

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  17. My dining room is 18ft. long and 13ft. deep. However I think a smaller room can still handle 2 chandeliers!

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  18. can you tell me what size your dining room table is?

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  19. Beautiful. It's amazing the transformation that can be made with some wood and moulding. Simple individual components come together to make so much more.

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  20. Thank you for showing some in progress pictures of the trim! I would love to do a similar trim in our dining/living room. I think the added detail of the inside of the trim really makes it look professional (which I know yours was--but I am going to do it myself;)

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  21. Hey Amy! I LOVE you dining room! I was wondering if you could tell me the paint color you used for your paint on the stencil? I love the color!

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    1. Martha Stewart has a metallic line at Home depot. I went with "tin" - it is $19 for a quart

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  22. Now that's what I call adding character! Simply amazing before and after transformation! Why pay for someone else renovation when you can do things exactly how you want them. Beautiful!

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  23. This room is gorgeous! Do you mind sharing the height of the panelling and also the width of the panels?

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    1. The paneling is almost 7' tall and the insides of the squares are 14" wide.

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  24. Wow! What a stunning room!!! We are getting ready to do a coffer ceiling in our entry room and I'd love to know the height of your ceilings and the size of your coffers. Thanks!

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  25. We have 10 foot ceilings and the coffers are about 3 feet across and 3 feet wide.

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  26. Hi Amy! Beautiful room! Did you oil your table?

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    1. I waxed my table (that's what RH reccommends be done every year).

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    2. Thank you for responding! If you don't mind sharing, which product are you using? Mine is currently unaltered so we have it covered most of the time :(
      I've had the table for less than a year and have noticed two boards starting to split and one is cupping. Has this happened to your table over time? Thanks again!

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    3. I'm just using the regular old wax that home depot sells - nothing fancy. I still cover it overtime we eat because even with the wax it is prone to stains (especially water stains). No I haven't noticed any boards splitting or cupping. You might want to contact RH since it has been less than a year!

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  27. Hi Amy, I see that you said the Ballard Design Orbs you put in your gorgeous dining room are in the "Aged Silver" color. Is it just me or do they kind of come off with a "gold" like color?? I am trying to decide which color for my dining room and am having the hardest time deciding! In person, do these indeed have a gold hue to them? Thank you!!

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    1. There is no gold hue on my "aged silver" chandeliers

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  28. Ok, thank you! They are so pretty. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  29. I'm purchasing a similar table and the exact rug. Would you share the dimensions of both so I can be sure to buy the right sizes?

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  30. The table is 42"x108" and the rug is 9'x12'

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  31. Hi Amy-do you know what the name of this rug is from Ballard? Thanks!

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  32. Hi Amy! Not sure if you are still answering questions about this gorgeous dining room of yours, but would you mind sharing what paint color you used on the walls?

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    1. Solid Grey- Benjamin Moore, Ozark Shadows
      Silver Stencil paint was a Martha Stewart product from Home Depot that they sadly no longer carry. Any silver metallic paint would work though!

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  33. You did a beautiful job! Would you be able to tell me how far apart the lights are (on the ceiling where they hang). Trying to decide right now if my lights are going to be too close on a new construction. Thank you!

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    1. They are 4ft apart (measuring from the center of the chandeliers)

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous! Looking to do a similar board and batten style. How thick was your batten moulding trim? I'm looking for similar look where the bottom horizontal moulding sits on the decorative baseboard, and does not protrude out. Also, did you remove your baseboard while doing batten project and then reinstall or leave in?

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    1. Thanks! Yes the baseboard was removed then reinstalled. You can see that in the first molding picture.

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  35. Hi Amy!
    Fantastic room! Do you mind sharing thickness and width of the boards used for your coffered ceiling? And size of the crown? Does your crown hang just below the boards to give it that definition or is that another piece of trim? Thanks!

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    1. The ceiling boards are about 9" wide and just 2" thick. They are just regular boards, then the insides were trimmed out in an additional piece. The crown hangs just below the boards and is 7".

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  36. Would you mind sharing the brand and name of the stencil you used?

    Thank you!

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    1. http://www.amyscasablanca.com/2011/04/treasure-hunt-wallpaper.html

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  37. Hi Amy! Thanks so much for such an amazing and informative post! I know several others have asked, but it's been a while since your original post and I wanted to ask how the Restoration Hardware table is holding up. I'm very interested in getting one, but have heard the quality and durability are very suspect. I'm weary of putting any sort of sealant on it for fear of changing the color of the table. So I just wanted to ask if you're happy with it given the price.

    Thanks!

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    1. I am still very happy with the "look" of the table. However you do have to "baby" this piece of furniture, which is kinda ridiculous knowing how much use tables get. Every year I put a coat of wax on it and I suppose it's "helping" but it still gets water marks very easily. I have been able to sand out spots by hand pretty easily, which is nice and at some point I suppose I could power sand the entire top to make it look new again. RH was offering this same table base with different tops (like metal, or concrete) which could give you the look without all the hassle. Overall I wish it wasn't so delicate, but I am still loving the look (even with the spots it has gotten over the years). My table doesn't get used everyday though, if it did, I would definitely reconsider.

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    2. Thanks so much for the quick response!! That definitely helps! I'm still weighing my options, and don't think the table will be eaten on that much, but i'm prone to spilling things in general, and if we have parties or get-togethers, I can see stuff being spilled on it rather easily :/ I guess I would just need to get comfortable with it being stained, haha.

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    3. I always put a tablecloth on it when I have dinner parties so I'm not stressing!

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  38. What brand of wax do you use? I have the same table!

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  39. So glad you are still answering questions! I am so inspired by your dining room, I am going to do something similar :) I am debating between a 96" & 108" table. Can you tell me how big your room is? It's just so hard to get the feel just by a measuring tape, without the weight of the table and the chairs and everything in there....

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  40. Hi Amy, I love your dining room and your blog in general. I especially love the Stencil. Would you mind sharing the source for the stencil? Thank you!

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    1. Right at the top of the page, there is a link at the end of the paragraph that will tell you more about the stencil.

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  41. Hello! The white is so calming and not stark- could you tell me the color you used? LOVE this room!

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    1. Sorry, the white was a custom color from our builder so it's not something I can easily share!

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