|Kitchen entrance & future dining nook|
.... which also serves as the entryway into the kitchen. This was not part of the original kitchen. When the house was built, this area contained a small pantry on the right, with the original back door on the left. It was connected to the 11.5 by 11.5 foot kitchen by a short hallway. Earlier occupants tore out the pantry to enlarge the kitchen, and we moved the back door to create a place for a small dining table and two chairs.
|Wallpapers for my dining nook.|
Another thing we wanted to do, was to give this part of the kitchen a separate but coordinating look. I knew I could do that with a different treatment of the walls, and use the flooring and color scheme to tie the two parts of the room together.
|As I got to work I was really happy with this selection|
My main wallpaper was expensive, so I tried to squeeze every square inch out if it that I could. I've actually never spent this much on wallpaper before, but my sweet husband encouraged me all along to create the kitchen I want. I reckon he feels safe doing that because he knows
|The bottom paper went quickly.|
This was one of the few times I've been able to put up the wallpaper before the trims and mouldings. That means there are no precise measurements and exact cuts to worry about, which made it the easiest wallpapering job I've ever done. The hardest was probably that teeny tiny bathroom just off the kitchen.
There's enough "waste" and scraps for part of the other wall we drywalled, between the countertop's molded-in backsplash and wall cabinets, plus have enough in reserve for possible future repairs.
|What was left over.|
Next step, the ceiling and crown moulding. That one was Dan's pick. More on that here - Kitchen Remodel: Dining Alcove Ceiling