Here was the old view when you walked into the room from the front door. (Disclaimer~ all of my renovation pictures have been taken using my IPhone so sorry if not the best) I'm not sure why there is a half door in this location..it just leads to the hall?? There are actually 2 of these~the other one is around the corner and it leads into the kitchen. I first thought of taking out the complete door frame and putting in dry wall. Who am I kidding...I have no idea how to do that! Plus the walls are textured plaster and no matter how hard I try the dry wall part would never be the same texture! So this is what I came up with.
I took out the bottom part of the door and cut plywood to fit in the space. I painted it using chalkboard paint and nailed it into place. To make it look intentional, I framed it using molding. I still have to put the bottom base board molding on. In this picture you see caulking around the frame and chair rail. I hope to finish painting this room tomorrow.
You can't tell in this picture but the bottom white half of the wall is actually bead board wall paper. Yes, I wallpapered the entire bottom half of the room and installed chair rail! I will be showing you the 411 on that this week! Do you like the gray wall color? I really wanted to pick a neutral color because with this being a party room all sorts of colors and party themes need to complement not compete with the walls.
Can you guess what I'm doing with that ugly linoleum floor??
Here is what the ceiling looked like when I started. Don't you just love the lighting fixtures??? NOT!!! This is what it looks like now! I found this chandelier at a used furniture store.
I love this chandelier! I wanted something elegant and vintage looking to be the lighting in the main party room area. My Maddy loves it...she says it's so sparkly...that is what I was going for. You know Madison is my design partner~after all I specialize in kid's parties! :) Who knows what kids love better than a kid?! Thanks for coming along with me on this journey!