We've moved the furniture back into the dining room! Doesn't mean the room is done, just done enough to move the furniture back in. The picture above is a bit of a sneak peak at what it looks like and also a plea for help on picking a paint color for the radiator. It's not a beautiful victorian radiator with lots of detail, it's pretty utilitarian in design, but I'd like it to look nice even so. I'm planning on removing the paint from the knob and the pipe that connects it to the system, but I'm not sure what color to paint the radiator itself. The most obvious choice is white like the trim, but since the rest of this room is so neutral, I feel like something more interesting could be done here. I thought maybe a dark bronze color, but that might look cheezy. I love this yellow one here but I don't have the guts to do something that bold. I don't want to have to repaint the radiator down the road because I'm tired of the color (though I think a green could look really cool).
Checklist of what's left:
patch hinges and paint door trim
sand and stain patches of the floor
scrape and paint radiator (color suggestions?)
scrape and paint window sashes
strip and install sash locks
hang Mucha print
hang light fixture
install missing picture rail, trim
pick fabric for seats, install
Yikes, that sounds like a lot!
At least now there is less pressure to spend every moment working on the room since we can use it now. Before there was no table to eat on because both this table and the kitchen table we're covered in tools and paint cans. Now we have a place to eat and it's just aesthetic things that need to be done, not functional ones. Hopefully over the next few days we can get the mucha print hung on the wall and maybe the light fixture too!