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Dining Room Update- Faux Painted Niche

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I have been putting this little paint project off now for quite a while…  I’m not sure why, as it turned out to be so quick and easy, and I love how it turned out!!!   I sponge painted my favorite Ralph Lauren Glaze into the large niche above the buffet in the dining room.

I am definitely not done with this room yet.  I didn’t buy anything new for the room except the window treatment.  Everything you see is just stuff we already had.  I would love to get a bigger mirror with a dark frame for the niche, and maybe some hurricane sconces for each side.

I found this sconce online at Kirklands, so I think I need to go down there and see what they have in stock.  The have coupons all the time, so I may head over there next time I am in that part of town…

Here are the curtains.  I found them online, I think they are so pretty.

Before:

After:

The table and hutch are family heirlooms from the 1890’s.  They are not super-functional, but way to pretty to give up…

The sponge painting process was really easy.  I used a natural sea sponge and literally just sponged the glaze on the wall, just making sure not to leave too much in one spot.  Home Depot does not carry Ralph Lauren any more, but with the code, they can still make it for you.  Here it is:

We finished our kitchen backsplash a few weeks ago, you can see that here.  I hope to get my master bath done as well in the next few weeks.  It has a little ways to go.  We had some drywall patches done today and there is a lot of caulking and painting still to be done…

Thanks for checking out my space!

I will be linking up to some of the fabulous linky parties listed here and here:  Thrifty Decor Chick

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14 Comments

  1. Hi, the base color is from Valspar and is called lyndhurst stone.
    ~jamie

  2. This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the glaze recipe~what a disappointment that HD doesn't carry these anymore 🙁 Would be willing to share your base wall color? Thank you, and again, so beautiful!!

  3. This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the glaze recipe~what a disappointment that HD doesn't carry these anymore 🙁 Would be willing to share your base wall color? Thank you, and again, so beautiful!!

  4. Just lovely and cozy. I could relax with a cup of tea in this room! Diane

  5. Jamie, your dining room is beautiful and I love the painted nook. The new curtains are amazing! Thanks so much for linking up to Roomspiration!

  6. Looks gorgeous!!! I have those exact sconces and have never thought about using them with hurricane glass! I am definitely going to get them out now! (I found them on clearance at Hobby Lobby a few months ago) Thanks so much for linking up! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Crystal
    Homemaker in Heels

  7. This looks great, well done. Hey just a quick cheap fix for your mirror. An old frame (needs to be larger than your existing mirror) with old artwork/mirror removed, painted if necessary, can actually beef up the appearance of your existing mirror by placing it so that it surrounds the mirror. The spacing between the frame and the mirror doesn't even need to be the same all the way around either. It sort of looks like a crown molding once it's done. Re sconces, you could add size by gluing a tall glass cylinder vase to the top of the candle holder to act like a hurricane. Just some ideas, good luck, hugs, Mandy

  8. Looks great! I haven't tried this type of faux paint yet. Thank you for sharing this at my party.

  9. That is the most beautiful, and unusual, hutch I have ever seen! So special….the whole room is fabulous.

  10. Your room looks beautiful. Really love the niche. The family heirlooms are great to be over 100 years old. Going now to check out the rest of your blog.