Tuesday, June 16, 2009

First Paint Job

When we bought our house our stair railings were painted white, so we could carefully identify all the black finger prints. When I scrubbed the spots the paint came off. Rather unpleasant sight after four years.
A dull colorway with all white and beige. The little boy on the wall is Henry's self portrait in kindergarten.
This is what I did when the guys left me alone for two whole days -- first Henry went on a twelve-hour day trip to Sacramento, then they went to a father-son basketball camp. Posts and railings are painted dark red. I'd prefer darker, closer to black, but the brighter shade adds very pleasant, lively colors to the area.
Looking up to the landing. There are spots here and there when the red paint got on the white. I'm still trying to figure out how to get rid of them. We don't have the original color to do spot painting, but it shouldn't be hard to find a blinding white at the store.


Jennifer said...

Nice color - gives it a Craftsman-style look.

You mentioned black fingerprints...but what about the pawprints?

Vivian said...

You are right on, Jennifer. Our house is Craftsman style and I'm trying to keep the colors in the range with maybe a hint of Chinese. There wasn't much pawprints on the stair railing (the carpet is a mess tho), but I'm also thinking about painting a door or two which have quite a bit of Bucky DNA on them.

Sue said...

I love color and like to surround myself with it. I'm hoping to paint all the rooms this year and am working on the color scheme. I know there will be some raspberry in there somewhere.

Karin said...

I love that paint job! Very cool. It really brings out the portrait on the wall!

zelda said...

I'm just getting caught up here. It looks great! Can't wait to see it.