|Project by Mark||posted 575 days ago||2856 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
Hi All -
A few months ago, I posted a project regarding my dining room trim work design. I was adding crown moldings, fluted casings and shadow boxes to what was originally a room without any trim accents – and the trim work portion of the construction was nearing completion. After a LONG delay (Hurricane Sandy – UGH), I got back to it and I wanted to share a few more items here now that this is essentially completed.
(The room will need a hardwood floor next, but that’s another project entirely.)
First, off – a few folks had questioned the details of the wall frame construction, so I made a video which I’ll try to include here. I’ve never included a video on this site before so I hope it works.The video covers construction of one of the dining room shadow boxes, and I actually put it up on my home improvement blog as well.
Secondly (and the main point of this project summary) – I wanted to show the wallpapering within the wall frames, which I’m really happy with. You can see the progression within the photos above, and this literally was finished yesterday. Wallpapering has never been one of my favorite endeavors, and maybe I’m a little old-fashioned, but I really like the look of this.
One of the really tricky aspects of this: I couldn’t find a random pattern match paper in the color and style I wanted. The pattern you see above had to be matched at every seam. A little bit painful!
Still, though – I really like the overall look and feel of the room; it’s totally changed. So once I get that hardwood floor in, we’re surely going to have some people over for dinner… ;-)
-- Mark, Jersey Shore, http://www.all-about-the-house.com