The good part about this space is it's small; no crown molding and not many baseboards. The bad parts about this space are the windows and the basement door. Not only is the trim around the windows brown wood, but the actual windows are framed in brown wood. My hope was that painting the trim would be good enough. Now that it's painted, I'm not so sure.
Another bad part, there was lots of prep work. I had to take down the curtains and blinds and all of the hardware for the blinds. Luckily B.J. helped with the hardware. One less thing to do, I'll take it! I also taped around part of the window, along the floor, and around the door hardware. And let me just say I find taping very annoying and usually not worth my time.
Such a big difference, but I can't look past the wood framed glass. Ugh. I wish I could. It looks like I'll be painting that soon.
On a happier note, the white door makes a huge impact in the room. I started by painting around each panel with a brush. Then, I used a small foam roller for the rest.
Check out the difference between the door frame on the left and the door frame on the right. Crazy, right? Maybe seeing what a huge difference a little white paint makes will keep me trucking on when I feel like I just. can't. paint. any. more.
Until then, I'll be staring at this pic where I can only see white trim and doors, pretending that I'm done.