Today, we got the beadboard panel up on the back of the shower fixture wall, made baseboard and ceiling molding for it, painted them and will install by the end of the day. Whew! Dan cleverly marked the heights of all the interior framing in the wall, then took photos for future reference. Then up went the beadboard and we closed it up. I’m so happy to have that done.
Dan is working on adding an outlet in the beadboard cubby under the mirror. No more plugging in the hair dryer next to the faucet. GFCI outlet or not, that just gave me the heebie jeebies, especially after i saw the episode of Six Feet Under where the cat electrocuted her owner by knocking the hot rollers into the tub while the owner is bathing. Mercedes would do that, if she had the chance. Anyway, I love this new feature, it might be my favorite part of the whole renovation deal.
We’re almost done. What’s left, you ask? Dan is working on re-fitting the door to the frame. He had to make a new piece of molding and install the strike plate so the door would latch. There’s a little more caulking to do, then I need finish painting the door frame and the back of the door. And we need to pick a new color for the other side of the door, and all the doors on the first floor. That’s got us both stymied. It needs to be a shade that looks good with all the colors we’ve got going in the house.
When we moved in we both knew we wanted color. Most of the walls in the house were an uninspiring off-white, which did nothing to enhance the warmth and charm of the pine wainscoting. So we added color and lots of it.
Then in the kitchen we have Behr Beaverwood, a nice taupe shade.
And finally in the dining room we have this great red, Ralph Lauren Maleya Red. All these years later and I still love this shade.
We’ve got furniture painted in all the above shades plus this delicious greeney blue, Sherwin Williams Teal Stencil.
So, suggestions for the doors? They are currently a muddy off white/tan/cream shade, blech. I suppose one option would be to strip them, but… no. If I had a handy staffer to tackle these jobs, maybe, but I think paint is the answer. The question is the color. I’d love to hear your suggestions!