Even a snail makes progress

It’s been quite some time since the last update on the dining room. You may recall that we had painted the dining room, had some new woodwork installed, and scored the ultimate steal/find of a built-in from the house next door. Needless to say, the built-in was a perfect fit. The paint color we had chosen for the walls; however, was not.

So we thought it best to add to our hundreds of sample cans by purchasing a few more and painting swatches all over the place. And the process stalled from indecision. The ceiling needed painting. The boxbeams needed painting. We didn’t want to install more woodwork until we had decided on a final color for the walls (good excuse, right?).

Eventually we settled on what we think is a beautiful color that shows off the woodwork and our art without being distracting or too dark. With that out of the way, it was time to finally tackle the trim and paneling around the windows.

The walls with windows are angled and the trim folds around the window stool and was quite the feat for me to build and fit snugly. So I drank beer and stared at it for months hoping for inspiration. Ultimately I grew impatient and just started building (by the way – I love pocket screws).


There is still quite a bit of work to do in the dining room: installing the actual plate rail and accompanying trim and oiling a ton of wood to start. But we are making a ton of progress. And the before and after’s are impressive to say the least:

And some more detailed photos:

Thanks for being patient!


4 thoughts on “Even a snail makes progress

  1. Awesome!! Can you come do ours next? Just kidding… But I may request more details on materials, etc as we still have to tackle this project ourselves!

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