I chose a color for the stairway: Campground from Behr. I’m painting this weekend, so we’ll see how it looks…
Brandon started priming the knotty pine in the stairway last night.
My dad was horrified when we said we planned to paint it. “That’s nice wood!” Sorry dad.
We actually found out from our neighbor that the previous owners had only recently put it up when they decided to sell! The addition was done sometime in the 50s (we think), so what was there before? Bare studs?
I’m not sure what color to go with now though.
You can see the stairway when you’re sitting in the living room and it opens up to the library, so obviously I want a color that will look good with both of the other rooms. You can also see into Brandon’s office when you’re in the living room (it’s on the same elevation), so there’s another color to consider. Oh, and the carpet is beige.
The living room has mustard/gold curtains and an orange chair, so I’m looking at those as possible choices. I also like pink (!), but I think the house has a lot of pink already and Brandon’s probably ready for a different color by now.
I’m going to change the curtains in the library, but I don’t know what I want yet. I have a bunch of Laceworks from Amy Butler that I bought for the room:
I’m not so sure about it now, but the fabric would work with the green ceiling in the library (“Flowering Herbs” by Benjamin Moore). I could repaint that if I need to, but I don’t want to. I’ve had enough of painting ceilings! If I go with that fabric, I could use the pink that’s in there… ;)
I’m trying to plan the colors for the new house so there’s a nice continuity throughout the home. I probably won’t do it all at once and I’m sure I’ll change my mind, but it’s worth a try!
Here’s what I’m thinking (as of tonight):
It’s not bad, but it’s not quite right. I’ll go through it, room by room, and explain…
I don’t have to decide on any of it now, of course. I just like thinking about these kinds of things! As I mentioned, I’m sure things will change…