Friday, March 22, 2013

White Trim, White Doors, Gray Walls, Oh My!

Things are looking a whole lot brighter in our entryway thanks to a little lot of paint.  I was dreading this area because there are three doors, one being the front door to our house so it's bigger with lots of detail.  There's also crown molding, a door way into the dining room, and a small powder room.  But the good news is, a lot of woodwork=a big change after it's painted.  So here goes.  I think I was too anxious to get started so I didn't get a real before shot.  These "in the process" pics will have to do.  Three words pretty much sum up the space.  lots. of. brown.

Once the trim and doors were painted, I immediately started on the walls.  I used the same gray paint that I used in the family room to give it a nice flow. 

It doesn't look like a dark hole that's closing in on you anymore.  I'm sure our guests will appreciate that.  Please ignore the big brown eye sore that is the stair rail.  I'll take care of that one of these days.

I told myself as soon as the hallway was painted I would take a long break from trim painting.  Well, that feeling lasted about a second.  As soon as the entryway was looking brighter and fresher, I looked into the dining room.  Wah wah wah. 

I have plans for that room though.  It involves moody charcoal walls and a whole lotta books. 

Side note:  Charley turns one tomorrow!!!  I'm excited for her first birthday tea party and I'm sure I'll have lots to share with you after I recover from the celebration.  Next week is also my spring break from work and I'm pretty sure I promised B.J. I wouldn't fill up our days with projects and blogging.  But maybe I can squeeze a post in here or there when he's not looking... Pin It


  1. Hi Liz! I love the changes in your house, I am doing the same thing in mine, painting all trims white and some rooms gray... what is the ton/name of gray you used on the entryway??

    1. Thank you! It's called Moonshine by Benjamin Moore. We have it in the family room and kitchen, too, and we love it. Good luck with all of your painting!!!