ORC Week Four: Dining Room is Painted!

It’s week four of the One Room Challenge! Yes, friends… I missed week three. There was nothing to report last week, as I just couldn’t get going. Call it writer’s block for designers. Although the design was set, I just had no motivation to start. Lol. But motivation came this week in the form of WALLPAPER! The Cole & Son Chiavi Segrete paper from Wallpaper Direct arrived, and suddenly it was GO TIME!

I ordered lots of Benjamin Moore samples in shades of olive, and Mediterranean Olive worked best. I love that it isn’t an exact match to the main leaves- just reads well with it. As a reminder, the room started with white wainscoting and trim work:

Here’s Gibson, wondering why there’s no dining table over his head;)

I painted the space using Frogtape®!

The yellow tape is for “sensitive surfaces” and perfect for my wood floors! I didn’t have to worry about cutting in perfectly in other areas because the wallpaper is getting installed on the upper part of the wall, but the yellow Frog Tape® was perfect for the hard job of painting near the floor!

My painter showed up to patch up holes in the kitchen ceiling where we had some lighting moved and changed (YAY! Can’t wait to share that soon!), so I recruited him to help finish up the dining room! The ceiling is Benjamin Moore Jet Black. My sister has black ceilings in a few rooms in her home and I aways thought it was so chic! So this was the perfect opportunity to try it out. It plays well with the BM Jet Black that’s in the living room nearby…

Next up! Wallpaper installation and painting my infamous thrifted buffet! Now the question is…. do I paint it the same olive as the wainscoting so it blends right in? Or the black of the ceiling so it’s a stand out piece? Let me know what you think in the comments below! And stay tuned to see what I decide:) As a reminder, here’s where the room is headed:

*This post is sponsored by Frogtape®. All opinions are my own.

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Thank you to the following sponsors:

  1. Frog Tape®
  2. Arhaus
  3. Scout & Nimble
  4. Wallpaper Direct
  5. Benjamin Moore



This Article Has 6 Comments
  1. Lindsey says:

    Oh my goodness, this is going to be so beautiful! My dining room is very similar (currently with dark gray above and white picture boxes below) and I absolutely love the idea of going dark and adding wallpaper! Thanks for the inspo, it is going to be so gorgeous.

  2. Jill says:

    Def paint the dresser black, so it stands out and balances the ceiling!! Can’t wait to see this room finished, I love watching your ORC’s take shape and the final results!!!

    • Haneen says:

      That’s what I initially thought, but I have a huge black painting coming for above the buffet, so I didn’t want the room to start to feel too heavy.

  3. Robin says:

    I love everything you have done so far! It is really coming along nicely. If it were me, I would paint the buffet black. I like the contrast and also how it will tie in with the ceiling. And if you ever re-did your dining room again or were to move the buffet somewhere else in your home, black is always right! Every room needs some black for grounding. Have fun!

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