First up in the living room was to neaten up the bay window and the wall it is on. There was flowered wallpaper on the walls in the living room that we had to strip.
We sprayed the wallpaper with water and scraped it off with a large scraper. Under the wallpaper was a navy blue paint and under that some panel board.
Actually the blue looks like a distressed finish.
The plan was to paint the walls grey and the window trim and baseboard heaters white. My hope was that the paint would cover any unevenness in the panel board. We did use a good primer on everything first and then a FLAT paint. I'll show more of that in the next post, but this was what we had to cover on the bay window wall.
The trim looks fresh and I have new horizontal 2" wide white blinds that do not cover the wood trim. I wanted to keep the trim showing as much as possible.
The baseboard heaters looks so much better now that they are painted white!
I'm sure you agree, it looks fresh and new... well, as new as an old farmhouse can look.
Next post will be about the rest of the walls and then the pocket door.
Labels: home renovations, living room, new house