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?

Adding a Base to Stock Shelf

Ashley and I thought the perfect addition to our new nursery would be the shelf below, outfitted with canvas totes that matched the color scheme of the room. The only issue I had with it was the fact that it looked incredibly stock. In a room filled with a custom dresser, board and batten walls, and hand made curtains, sheets, and a quilt, I felt that the shelf needed a bit more.

I decided what it really needed was a base. Lucky for me I still had some window casing left over from the wall updates I did (post to come soon) so I set out to add the casing to the bottom. I ended up having to use 1 – 2×4 along with 2 – 1×4’s in order to get to the perfect height for my window casing turned floor molding to line up with the bottom of the cubby.

A few coats of a really dark gray paint and I was albe to get fairly close to the expresso color of the original cubby. I think the subtle contrast in color adds to the uniqueness of the room. 🙂