Antique and modern built-ins, doors, windows, and a chimney... We worked around a multitude of obstacles to create a welcoming dining room and butler's pantry.
The dining room was packed with windows, doors, and complicated surfaces to work around. The attached butler's pantry boasted a wall of windows, some very ugly custom-made cabinets, and a perplexing pass-through to the kitchen.
Electrician Jim Owens brought light to this dim room with the addition of built-in can lights. After the woodwork, brick, walls, and floors all received prep and paint by CertaPro, master paper hanger Jim Grinchis added natural grasscloth in a custom-cut brick pattern.
Light streams into the finished room. The warm tones of the grasscloth wallpaper soften the cool greys of the floor and woodwork. By painting all of the woodwork a single color, the messy patchwork is unified for a more polished appearance.
A large WPA mural dominates the room, drawing in eyes.
Our tufted velvet Lincoln love seat makes a cozy spot to read.
We found an inexpensive indoor/outdoor area rug for the dining room - a smart pick for living in a muddy region with a big dog.
Roger painted this vintage table a bold green.
Closing up the pass-through in the butler's pantry and covering the walls with bead board gave the room more interest. The original cabinetry was simply painted, and new countertops were fashioned out of wood. The sharp tile floor and new hardware and feet on the cabinets make it hard to believe this is the same space.
One of Chris' photos of an empty airport terminal hangs over our Lincoln love seat, paired here with a vintage lamp that we rewired and painted.
Viewed from the kitchen, the dining room's happy green table and crisp white chairs are cheerfully inviting. A pheasant from Chris' family's ranch in South Dakota hangs on the wall.
SW 7076 Cyberspace, Sherwin-Williams
SW 7015 Repose Gray, Sherwin-Williams
Professional painting, CertaPro Painters
Lincoln tufted love seat in lapis blue velvet
$1,499, Roger + Chris
Henriksdal Chair in white
2" Wood Blinds in Vintage Ashen Finish with Black Twill Ladder Tape
$210, Smith + Noble
12x12 Gloss Vinyl Tile
$0.69/sqft, Home Depot
8x12 Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Courtyard Navy/Beige Polypropylene Rug
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