progress in the dining room

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I recently showed you guys a photo of the mess that is currently my dining room.  Lots of painting has gone down in there.
Here’s what I’m hoping to get started on today.  Adding the picture frame molding to the primed bottom half.  The top has already been painted the lighter color, I’m just too lazy to walk upstairs and get a photo taken 😉

Here are the inspiration pictures I’m looking at.
{via Pinterest via ??}

I just need to decide the thickness of the molding.  Leaning more towards the first picture, but I also like the additional thin piece added along the top of the bottom photo. 
Fingers crossed I get this finished by the end of the of the week/weekend.  Having all the furniture pushed together is really starting to irk me.  Every time I walk by it just screams, “Hey, look at me!  You’re still not finished in here!”
So, what are your thoughts on molding – do you like it or think it’s too fussy?  I’ll admit I used to think it was too fancy-schmancy for my liking, but like almost everything I used to not like, I’m in love with it lately.  Kinda like how I used to swear I would never wear flats.  Silly girl 😉
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  1. Megan Sloan Avatar

    I like the moulding. I think it's more classic than fancy, although it does add a little fancy-ness to a room. But, I really think it should stay white and not a color like some people paint it. One of my family members has painted hers blue. Too me that's almost too much compared to the clean, classic, crisp white you showed in your pictures.

  2. Harps and Ollie's Mom Avatar

    Oh, I can't wait to see it! I'm sure it will look Amazing! I like the bottom picture too…

  3. Jacqueline Avatar

    I love the first inspirational photo with the zebra walls! I think you can definitely do fun in a dining room. Can't wait to see it finished.

  4. Rachael {all things beautiful} Avatar

    I love molding.. I think it adds such a richness to a room. That last picture is beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished project!

  5. Carmel @ Our Fifth House Avatar

    I love moulding of any kind! It's going to look gorgeous – love your inspiration pics!

  6. Anonymous Avatar

    I like the thin piece of molding added to the top, it extends the top molding making it look bigger. Mom

  7. Andrea Avatar

    I am a huge fan and I think it would look fabulous in your dinging room!

  8. Tiffany Avatar

    I love the lighter paint color! Also am a huge fan of molding. The inspiration pics are gorgeous.

  9. Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] Avatar

    I really love molding! I think it adds a lot to a room. And that zebra wallpaper is so fun! I can't wait to see the finished product. 🙂

  10. elizabeth@themustardcieling Avatar

    I love molding. I think it is a terrific way to dress up a space, especially the dining room. I think once it is finished you will love it!

  11. Alexa Avatar

    Beautiful! Love the paint color! 🙂

  12. Tara {The Silver Lining} Avatar

    Ohh that first inspiration pic is gorgeous!! Love the wallpaper. Good luck!! I'm sure whatever you do it's going to look wonderful.

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