Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pre-column removal

One weekend my husband was out at the desert house and I stayed in San Diego. When we went out to the desert house this past weekend, I noticed that there was a picture hanging on one of the columns.  I thought that's an odd place to hang a picture.

The spouse informs me that he used the picture as a 'cover up' because he cut a hole in the column to see what the structure was like as this column will be removed in the near future.  This column is so large that I can hide behind it and you can't see me.  I've had quite a bit of fun running around the column playing hide and seek with the dog.  The column does obstruct the view from the dinning room to the living room.  I'm sure the column was put in to show separation between the dinning area from the living room without adding a wall, but we are looking for a more open floor plan, so this column's days are numbered.

All I can say is that I'm not looking forward to the mess.


Monday, February 25, 2013

Guest Bedroom, side by side paint color comparision

At our recent visit to the desert house, I was totally pleased with the wall in the guest bedroom that was initially painted with the Paper Lantern by Sherwin Williams and is now Watercress by Dunn Edwards.  The photo's look washed out, but I can see how the four prints sit against the green wall better than the pale yellow wall. 

Bedroom wall with prints against Paper Lantern paint
BEFORE: Bedroom wall with prints against Paper Lantern paint

Bedroom wall with prints against Watercress paint
AFTER:  Bedroom wall with prints against Watercress paint

Left:  Before            |          Right: After

I like that the two colors add dimension to the room.  You can now see the architectural detail of the wall overhang and the wall with the four prints is now an accent wall.  

All of the paint samples that we selected had examples of rooms painted in two different complementary paint colors.  I guess this 18 year old house is finally starting to look trendy.

If you've added exciting complementary paint colors in your home, feel free to share in the comments below.