8.27.2014

Dining Room Progress & Stencils?

Our dining room is very much a work in progress right now.  It started like this:
And I painted over the hand-painted design.  Gulp.  It really did kill me.  I could tell a lot of time and money went into it.  But I just couldn't do the orange.  Keith keeps telling me that someday there will be paint that allows you to adjust the color after it's on the walls.  If I had had that option, I would have simply adjusted those rusty oranges to something lighter and softer, and been so happy with the hand-painted design.  But no dice.  Why is color-changing paint not a thing yet?!?

So here we are now:
I like a lot about this room: my beaded light fixture, the plantation blinds and the casual stripe curtains.  I like the table (yard sale find!), and the jute rug.
 But otherwise, it's just kind of a blank slate.  I'm still not exactly sure where I want to go from here.
 Oh, and this piece.  It's slated to be a double vanity at the farm once my parents remodel, but for now I've graciously offered to store it in our dining room :)

I'm thinking I need to recover the chairs, add some colorful accessories....and I would love to do something to the walls to add a little pattern.  (I would LOVE to recreate the pattern I painted in our last dining room, but no way do I have time for that now!).  I'd love to wallpaper, but it's not in the budget.  Which technically doesn't exist at all.  So I'm thinking a stencil would be the (way less expensive) way to go.  Here are some of my favorite wallpaper and their stencil lookalikes.  (Click on the photos for the links.)
http://www.decorpad.com/photo.htm?photoId=86122&index=20&currentPage=16&searchQuery=entrances/foyers&searchType=photos&spaceId=12
Wallpaper.  
 Stencil. 


 I love this Schumacher wallpaper, but had a little harder time finding a matching stencil. 
 Stencil option 1. 
Or this one. 
Or this one.


Kelly Wearstler trellis wallpaper.
Stencil.


 Wallpaper.  
Stencil.


Pretty paisley wallpaper.
Stencil. 


This wallpaper is so pretty.  It's a bit of a stretch, but I wondered if a similar look could be achieved with this stencil: 

Any other great stencil resources out there that I missed?  I'd love to see all the options!  :)
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