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    I have a completely blank canvas for a dining room. I would take pics but it's currently drywall and plywood sub floor. I'ts a 13ft by 13 ft room with 10 ft ceilings. They were taller but we dropped them. I am putting in oak hardwoods and i'm thinking about painting the bottom half of the room a dark charcoal grey with a white chair rail around the middle all the molding and trim will be white. on the top half I think I may use this wallpaper
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    or one similar . I plan on putting 1 hanging light fixture in the center over my table . Am I making a huge mistake with the wallpaper and paint ?
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    I've had lots of wallpaper over the years..and paint and chair railing too it's a personal taste issue..but I love wainscoting below..chair rail and paint on top! Just remember..it's not that hard to redo if you put up a couple walls and decide you want something different! It's our prerogative to change our minds anyway!

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    I like and can picture it being very pretty! Could use any color to accent and change as you want which is nice. If you wanna do the work then there is nothing wrong with your idea. I personally do the painting etc around the house and although I havent ever tried, the thought of wallpapering scares me.

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    You may just want to paper just one wall as a focal point, with the chair rail and paint on bottom. Just throwing it out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    You may just want to paper just one wall as a focal point, with the chair rail and paint on bottom. Just throwing it out there.
    yep good idea. Then see how you like it and if you want to later you can always add more. Better than having to take it all down anyhow.

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    wallpaper anywhere in a house.

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    I like it.

    But as you can see by @heff101's reaction it's a personal taste when it comes to wallpaper.

    I also think it would be pretty to put white picture molding insets on the gray at the bottom. I saw them do something similar on hgtv a couple years ago.

    There's a DIY video at this addy to show what I mean.

    ://www.diynetwork.com/videos/picture-frame-molding/15381.html
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    I think it will look great.... I am not a fan of wallpaper, but that is very nice
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    Crown molding would take some of the height look out of the ceiling height ..

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    I like the idea of crown molding and the white picture insets. Normally I detest wallpaper but i saw this print and fell in love for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heff101 View Post
    wallpaper anywhere in a house.
    ...somehow this has Heffs' mother in law written ALL over it! .....

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    Also. if you feel the pattern may be too much when used for the whole wall a picture frame moulding above the chair rail may work with th wallpaper within the frame.

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