And The Winner Is….

After much debate, we decided to paint the black portion of the wall to match the rest of the wall. It took a few days for me to get used to it but it has grown on me. I am still not 100% crazy about the overall color of the walls but I do like the fact that it all matches.

I have since moved on to painting the hallway trim as well as the half bath and laundry room door trim. Its amazing to me how much a little color over wood really transforms the look of a house. I feel like our home is gaining back 20 years with just some paint. Love it!

Pick A Color. Any Color

and by any color, I mean either white or the existing wall color.  Currently I am working on painting the honey oak trim in our home and the room I am currently on is the dining room. This one is a beast. It has floor trim with quarter round. It has chair rail. It has crown molding with another trim piece about 6 inches below. Combine that with multiple colors and I now have an issue.

The issue comes from the color black between ceiling trim pieces. Previously it looked pretty good because it went with the oak trim and matched the wall paint below the chair rail.

Now that I have painted the trim white, the black just doesn’t fit in.  I posted a picture of it on our Facebook page asking for recommendations on if painting the wall to white to match the trim would look ok. I was surprised when I received some recommendations to actually paint the wall to match the color below the trim. I never thought of that.

After thinking about it a bit, I started to lean that way. However, I am still not 100% convinced that is the way to go. So for now I have primed the wall and that’s it. Now comes the part where I need to decide what direction to go with the paint. Thoughts?

New Life, New Blog

I think I finally did it. I finally ditched WordPress and moved everything over to Blogger. Some might call that crazy and at one time I would have agreed but in truth, my WordPress blog has given me so much grief over the last 6 months, I needed a change.

It started about 6 months ago when I turned on the Jetpack monitoring plugin. It was at that point that I noticed my sites were crashing several times a day. The errors varied and I was never able to find the cause or come up with a solution. I attempted everything right down to deleting everything and rebuilding. Nothing worked.

I then had the brilliant idea of moving everything to Tumblr. Easier said than done. There are a thousand different ways to import into WordPress but hardly anything to go the other direction. Finally I was able to make it work and I had my entire blog up and running on Tumblr.

Then the “undesirables” started following my Tumblr blog, liking posts that had family topics, etc. It didnt take long before I knew that Tumblr was not the place for me either.

I have always been a fan of all things Google.  I knew about Blogger but never gave it much thought. Well after some looking around I decided to give it a go. I wanted something that would just work out of the box. I would rather focus my time and energy on projects around the house and not on trying to update and maintain a behind the scenes blog.

Copying over the posts was easy. Updating the pictures was a little bit more daunting but still doable in a day. I did remove a lot of posts that were appropriate at the time of writing but not so much anymore. A few I deleted but later regretted so I may put those back when I get time. I do have full backups of my old WordPress site and may even throw it on my home server.

So there you have it. I am hoping now that the site is up and stable and the weather is turning around, I may be able to get more posts up on some of the projects I am working on.

If you are a seasoned reader, please bear with me as I continue to update the look and feel.

Have a great day!