I finally finished painting my dining room! (Well, that’s not exactly true, I do still have some touching up to do … but I’m still counting it.) I used the Herringbone Shuffle stencil from Royal Design Studio Stencils, but because we have heavily textured walls I had to trace the stencil with a pencil …
and fill it in by hand with a small paint brush.
It took AGES, but it did allow for a much more random color placement.
The cats are thrilled to be allowed back into the room, and I’m working on a few smaller projects to finish things off, like hanging the curtains, touching up the paint and recovering the dining room chairs with a bright Marimekko fabric that a wonderful friend gave me.
I’m finding the chairs difficult to photograph, but there are the first two. (Please ignore the puppy-chewed spindles on the chair to the right. ) I may also recover the ironing board because it often sits out in this room while I’m sewing. It should be pretty too, right?