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Thursday, October 27, 2011
More Than Just a Coat of Fresh Paint
Papa has done MUCH painting this past week;
but that's not all that he has been working on.
For the past couple of years,
our Front Entry has been filled with books ...
lots and lots of homeschooling books and supplies ...
with bookshelves on every wall.
Now, however, with our new School Room,
we were able to clean out the Front Entry. Yea!
We have a very uniquely shaped house,
with hallways off of hallways off of hallways
on the main floor. Therefore, choosing colors
for the hallways is a major task ... not wanting
to use just one color, and be overwhelmed by it.
So, we chose 3 colors for the 3 hallways,
using the same 3 colors we are using in our
"L"-shaped kitchen, dining, and living rooms:
Aroma Garden (Sage Green)
Treaded Grapes (Plum)
Naturalist Stone (Taupe)
The Front Entry was chosen to showcase the Sage Green
of the Kitchen. However, Jim thought that 3 full
walls of Sage Green might be overwhelming (whereas
the kitchen walls are covered with white cupboards).
So, I suggested that we put up some wainscoting.
We are so pleased with this decision.
We are hoping to create a bit of a "Country" feel
with our re-decorating project,
(which is difficult in a plain, boxy 1980 built home)
and I think this wainscoting was just the right
touch for the Front Entry.
Still pondering what to put on the walls,
but this is the "view" when you walk
through the Front Door.
I just LOVE the crisp White trim and wainscoting!
Here's a pic of the Front Door.
The Red Door is the same color as the
Red Shutters that we put up outside.
I really like how the Red & Green complement each other.
See the dark brown trim around the window?
That dark brown trim was everywhere,
until just a couple of years ago when Jim put the
crisp white trim throughout our 3400 sq. ft. house.
Jim is now going to paint the trim around
the window the same red as the door.
Sorry ... crooked picture, not crooked front door.
When Jim put up the white trim throughout our house
a couple of years ago, he and a friend also put up
wainscoting in our Red, White, & Blue Master Bedroom.
This is Jim's first wainscoting job on his own,
though, and he did a WONDERFUL job!!!
Do any of you have wainscoting in your house?
What colors on the walls above?
3' or 4' wainscoting?