Last Updated on March 9, 2016 by Kristi Linauer
I literally spent the whole day yesterday caulking the trim in my dining room. And I didn’t finish. But the good news is that I should be able to finish the caulking this morning, and then start on painting this afternoon. I’m hoping I can finally finish these walls today…or get pretty darn close.
That means I have about four hours to make my final decision regarding how I want to paint my walls. I’ve tossed around a lot of ideas, but now it’s time to actually make a decision and get it done.
What I do know is that my draperies will be black with a trim–either the black and white Greek key…
…or the green and white that I originally purchased a while back to use as trim…
…on the leading edge of each panel. I’m actually leaning towards the green and white. And I’m definitely doing to use the acrylic drapery rods with brass rings and brackets.
My fireplace and overmantel will be white, as will the walls underneath the chair rail.
So with those decisions made, here are the options that I’ve considered for my walls (and ceiling!), which look like this right now.
Option 1: Everything white
Option 2: White walls, green ceiling
Option 3: White under chair rail, green above
This was the direction I was headed when I originally decided to do picture frame moulding above the chair rail. And every time I think I’ve decided to go with one of the above options, I come back to this picture and second guess myself. Of course, we’ve all learned by now that I don’t do gray. So I thought doing a pale green above the chair rail would achieve this same two-tone look while being more in keeping with my personality. The thing that I love the most about this option is that it gives some definition between the walls and the window and door casings…at least above the chair rail.
I’m really torn, and the countdown clock is on. I should be able to finish up caulking this morning, and then spend an hour priming some areas. Then I’ll be ready to paint. If I can’t make a firm decision by that time, I’m just going to write each idea down on a piece of paper, put them in a bowl, and let Matt pick one at random. 🙂
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