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!