31 May 2008

Painting project complete



Some of you may recall that we've been working on a bit of re-decorating around here. After finishing the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and dining room, the biggest project was our two-story entryway. This involved taking down floral wallpaper (painstakingly hung by my aunt and spouse many years ago) and repainting. (View the "before" pictures here.) Since he had worked so hard on the wallpaper, Spouse didn't have the heart to remove it, so we hired it done.

It was a fairly involved project, as the wallpaper extended up two walls and into the upstairs hallway. In addition to repainting all of these walls, we had the two-story stairwell and upstairs hallway painted in the same color and took the opportunity to repaint Daughter's room.

The painting is now complete, and I am very happy that the floral wallpaper is gone. It's great to have people walk into our house and not stare at it! We replaced it with a tan paint which coordinates with the colors in the adjacent rooms. (You can see the tan paint on the far wall in the dining room picture below.)

Our next task will be to replace the entryway chandelier with a larger bronze one which will coordinate (color wise) with the "Olympic Torch" light in the dining room. In addition, we'll add a hall mirror and small table to the entryway to dress it up a bit and replace all of the gold switch plates with bronze. Eventually the front door will have to be replaced, as it has a variety of "issues".


After all the emotional upheaval of the last couple of weeks, it just feels good to finish up a few tasks around here.

7 comments:

Benita said...

When I first saw the before pictures, I thought you were doing a sponge painting technique or something, lol. But I love the color you did & your entryway is gorgeous as is your dining room. I'd love to see more of your home.

toners said...

It looks awesome! So fresh and bright! I love the window above your door; lots of extra light!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

OMG I totally love the remodel!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

gorgeous house.

Janet, aka JP said...

Thank you, guys! It's looking much better in here...not done yet but at least I don't have two clashing color schemes! LOL

Canadian flake said...

I am digging the new colour scheme...it looks great. WTG !!

Maureen said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! You have a lovely home, Janet.