It has always been a dream of mine to have a formal dining room. I enjoy cooking and entertaining. This room is a nice size and we can seat 10-12 around this table and often have other tables set up in the front living room which connects to the dining room. Click here for a blog entry about our black living room:
This room is a wonderful compliment to our adjoining black living room.
The dining room renovation included tearing down 70's wallpaper and patching the upper portion of drywall as it was not easy to remove. Once the walls were in tact again, I put up paintable, textured wallpaper from Home Depot. It is hard to capture this treatment in photos, but it really is an elegant finish when you see it in person.
I painted the upper portion of the wall papered walls with semi-gloss taupe. The bottom portion is the same taupe color in eggshell finish. The chair rail is gloss black. Here is a photo of the dining room before we moved in: