I decided that it was time I stopped using my iPhone as a camera. So as we worked on the dining room, I pulled out the new camera and took photos. I was so proud of myself. Until yesterday when I could not locate the cord. Hmmm. I searched and searched. So all my fun 'in progress' photos are locked on a camera! That's what I get. I quickly snapped a few photos this morning on the trusty iPhone and I was off to work.
First, we put chair rail up at the height of our chairs. Most chair rail is about 30-35 inches. We put ours 38 inches, (because that's how tall our chairs are) and because the 10 foot ceilings require a higher molding.
We then measure the wall and decided that we wanted the squares to be perfect squares. They are 26 inches (tall and wide). I did some math to make sure that the space between each square would be even, as well as the space on the outside edge. Then, that little outlet got in the way. So, the space from box to wall is 10 inches, while the spaces between boxes are 7 inches.
It's barely noticeable, and it ended up making the math on the second wall work perfectly. This wall had four boxes, the shorter wall has three.
Then, as I talked about yesterday, we finished the top half of the room with a really pretty blue color by Behr called "Harmonious," it's one of their new color and primer in one paints. And it worked really well. Brad was super sweet and had it painted by the time I got home one day.
AfterI really enjoyed the project, and total it wasn't expensive. The molding cost just over $90. The mirrors were $100. And the paint was $30. (And the drapes? They're actually canvas drop clothes from Lowes, $10 each! A little tip I picked up from The Lettered Cottage a while back!)