Long time no blog!
Our summer project has been restoring the Dutch colonial’s original woodwork.
The minute all the living room’s woodwork was up + running,
I insisted that we paint!
As you can see, the ceiling is the palest of blues,
+ the picture/crown molding is white.
After some debate, our walls are Flagstone gray by Pittsburgh Paint.
Initially, I wanted to go fairly dark + dramatic.
However, I settled on a medium dark,
because I thought it would work better with all my “stuff”.
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Let’s have a look-see at some of it, shall we?
First up, my awesome vintage sorter will be the room’s focal point:
That thing rules, doesn’t it?
One of my former art students/friend found it for me,
+ I paid a mere $50 for it in the early 90’s!
It was perfect for my late, great retail store, Heart-in-Hand!
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Update to now — I cannot wait to get that thing in place
+ start filling it with my books + things!
Here’s the wall where we’ll place it:
- Opposite from that wall is the front door:
It+ all the other interior doors are going to be a very dark gray,
which looks like black.
Next, this angled wall is where we’ll have our television:
The jury’s still out
(which is just a fancy way of saying I can’t make up my mind),
but we might use our bow-front pine dresser for the TV:
I have plans to try + “hide” the TV with a gallery wall,
like this one from Pottery Barn:
Finally, here is our living room’s south-facing window bay:
Our existing navy couch will fit nicely there.
Oh, + that rug has obviously made the trip from our current home, too.
We’ll discuss all this later, so stay tuned!