I’ve been slacking on house photos this week, so this post is going to be a lot of random stuff wrapped all in one. The painter finished up in the basement and is moving upstairs next week once the trim guys finish up. They have been knocking it out everyday and it really feels like we are in the homestretch!
Let’s talk trim upstairs first and then I’ll show you how great the paint downstairs turned out. Although fair warning I snapped these pics with my phone on a gloomy day and they aren’t the best. I promise I will break out my real camera just as soon as I don’t have to worry about the sawdust flying.
If you remember these old beams from the house that we knocked down, I wasn’t sure where to use them, because they were all different sizes. We finally settled on using them in the breakfast nook and I love the character they add to the space. That window seat bench will be painted white and have a cozy cushion on it. I’m trying to decide between a round table or a small rectangle one, ideas anyone?
We also used another beam for the fireplace mantel. It will be stone on the bottom and the rest will be painted white. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about where we are putting the TV in this room. It’s actually going to be mounted on an arm inside the lower cabinet on the right there. The doors will open and slide back and the arm can pull out and rotate so we can aim it at the couch. I’m so excited that I have the ability to hide the TV! Plus downstairs is where our bigger TV will be, so most movie nights will be happening down there. The cabinet on the left will have identical doors on it for closed storage and then the bookcases on the top will be open so I can have fun styling those.
Here’s a peek at the wall treatment we are doing in the whole main living area. It’s vertical board and batten like we had up our staircase in the last house. It looks a bit busy now, but it will all be painted white and just add nice texture to the room. I’m thinking of hanging my big American flag (from our last house) on that wall above the stairs for a pop of color.
Here’s another look at the entryway.
Ok, moving on downstairs. I’m really happy with how all the paint colors are turning out so far. You can check out my post here if you want to see them all. Here is the Agreeable Grey in the family room area.
I love the subtle color, it’s hard to see in this iPhone pic, but here is another look.
The Newburyport Blue cabinets look beautiful with it and I love the contrast. That space between the shelves needs to be painted yet.
I was nervous about this Functional Grey color for my son’s room, but I actually really like how warm and cozy it is.
And the Topsail color in my daughter’s room is awesome, despite this gloomy picture.
Like I said, the painter starts upstairs next week and the cabinet doors just got delivered today, so I should have fun progress to show next week too!