What has this dining room taught me? Don’t buy paint from Wal-Mart. Ever. Considering I had responsibly primed the walls I thought it might be nice to not spend $50.00 or so on a gallon of paint and purchased what seemed like a lovely shade of grey at the local Wally-World. I think milk dyed with food coloring would have worked better; the paint was so thin a single coat barely made an impression. On my ever lengthening road trip down the path of money saving delusions I thought I just needed to get a darker color. Note to self and others, dark toned cheap paint coats no better than light toned cheap paint. Better Homes & Garden has really fallen in the quality department. So, after $30.00 dollars of crap paint I finally went to the local paint shop and purchased the good stuff, in a lovely shade called ‘Quiet Moments’ and am pleased as punch with the results.
The room still requires a bit more attention, but thankfully the big stuff is taken care of. I’ve got a stack of silver plates I want to arrange on the wall above the marble topped side board and plants are a must addition. There’s plenty of time for that though, I’m just happy the dread wall paper is now a memory.
Take a peek at far this room has gone in the last few weeks since the first post, :