Sunday, February 7, 2010

Foyer: DONE!

well, not DONE done... just painted.
but that's a pretty big job- lots of doors & window trim, plus the staircase & funny little alcove area. i'm either getting faster at painting, or i'm just lowering my standards of what looks good!

we started with this green:
which isn't actually bad. but after construction dirt & plaster patching, it wasn't looking so good. and it was very light absorbing- it made a well-lit area seem dark.

i decided to go with a custom paint color...
i call it: Welcome Home!

i realize that it's a bit boring... it's just cream.
but i love that it's light reflecting & bright!
it opens the room up & makes it feel clean. it actually makes it feel bigger, which is fun. and i have plans for making it less boring with fabric for the windows & the bench, as well as fun stuff on the walls.
so i prefer to call it soothing & inviting, not boring! : )

and i have some of my 'custom' paint leftover...
i'll sell it for $50 a gallon & become rich & famous!

or i'll just paint my upstairs hallway with it...


jamie said...

It looks great! I love your custom color. I liked the green alot but agree that the light cream color does more to brighten the space. Those stairs are amazing!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I like it. I agree--much lighter and more open. :)

TheVirginiaHouse said...

I love the color you made up! I'm so happy to have found your blog. My favorite thing is before and afters, especially on such a beautiful house.
Great job!