G.O. has decided to strip the beautiful woodwork
of our Dutch colonial!
While this means that we’ll never, ever move in (just kidding!),
it also means we’ll have the prettiest woodwork on the block!
Feast your eyes on one of the 2 pocket doors
between our living + dining rooms:
My plans are to leave the wood as natural as possible,
but I’m hoping we can somehow tone down that orange a bit.
Stay tuned for that.
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Meanwhile, here’s another look-see at our beautiful woodwork.
This particular type of molding is called egg and dart:
I recently observed said-same
on the exterior of an old building in our town:
I think this illustrates very clearly why it’s called egg and dart.
Check out our molding in this before photo:
Yikes! All those pesky coats of paint almost obscure the gorgeous details!
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SO. While — again — we may never, ever actually reside in our house . . .
. . . G.O. did share with me, just this a.m.,
that a huge project should get underway this week, at long last!
T I L E !
These 2″ hexagon marble tiles will be the floor of our powder room.
Here’s my grout chart, strategically placed next to the tile samples:
I shall choose a medium-to-dark gray,
which is easier to maintain, will pop against + accentuate the light tiles,
+ I also think that dark grout looks more old-fashioned.
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I’ve also got a few paint charts in the powder room.
At this point (meaning I might change my mind!),
I want to paint the walls a medium-to-dark gray.
Since the floor’s so light + the room is so small,
I think I’ll be brave + go with something quite dark.
Maybe not this dark:
. . . but maybe a bit more dark than this:
Here’s what I have in mind:
Definitely stay tuned for that, because I dunno if I have the courage!
Whatever shade I do pick for our powder room,
I want to install picture-frame molding on the walls, like here:
I KNOW — YUM, right?
Oops! I’ve not yet shared these fun factoids with G.O.
I’m not sure which he’ll dislike more — the dark walls or the paneling.
Please. Stay tuned!