So this is the Dining Room! :-(
Redecorating fever could not be suppressed so we
started with the place that needed it the most. As with most of the downstairs, the
dining room was painted floor to ceiling with flat latex paint over oil base. The hue of
the "lovely" sea foam green is realistically captured in this photo from
Jan.-Feb of 1997 just a couple months after we moved in. As an added bonus notice that the
lovely tile flooring is the same color as the walls. In fairness this was done to protect
the hardwood floor from the Judge's eight children, and did do a good job at that.
We added the chandelier in the photo and ended up
scraping all the paint off the wainscoting you can see lurking behind around the
walls. In the repainting we found that we had selected almost an identical color paint to
that whic had been chosen many years ago - possibly the original decorators!
Keep scrolling down for what the job evolved into!