Here is one of the several rugs we already owned that received a "thumbs down" for the school room:
We love this rug, but (even more so in person) the light and bright new school room made its colors look dull and old rather than "stately." It also made the room feel smaller because we felt like we had to be "on" the rug and seemed to lose the space left surrounding it.
The foyer and stairwell I'm painting. My pictures are all grainy today (I think my camera must have been set to low quality) but there is green painter's tape still all over and I have one more coat to do.
The good news is that I finally learned to edge without taping! I taped on the stairway though because I repaired the drywall and had to stipple sand texture back on all the way to the moulding edges.
My husband had some fun tearing apart the electrical as usual.
And I fear I've started to get carried away. I resolved to only take ONE THING apart at a time, but here I am slapping paint samples up on walls all over the house.
(Winner is on the left so far.)
I'm not feeling so sure about this "chocolate" den thing right now. We'll see. The bottom half would be bright white wainscoting but I'm still not convinced.
And hey! Check out the casing we picked for the interior doors and windows... bye bye skinny ranch casing.
Okay! I have to go paint before my paint dries out or the kids wake up!
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