I think this is Day 5 of the board & batten project in the entry hall. Paint drying time put the brakes on things a bit. That, and the number of coats required. I can tell you, after a fourth coat of white, that the walls are going to need at least five coats. Crazy!
So no well photographed reveal for you yet. I’m still in the squint-and-you-can’t-see-the-flaws stage until it’s all bright white. Speaking of photography, I’ve gotten my laptop back from Matthew, and I can promise better edited photography in the near future here on the blog.
So, I can’t sit still and simply wait for paint to dry. Nope, I had to go and make things more complicated for myself and attempt to paint faux wallpaper on the upper portion of the hallway walls. Crazy!
I haven’t been a big fan of faux paint finishes since my years of watching Trading Spaces in college (when I loved them). And I definitely haven’t been crazy about wallpaper. But I follow a lot of home design blogs, and slowly wallpaper has been creeping back into well-designed homes. Kind of like neon in fashion. And I’m actually finding that I like it. Not well enough to commit to scraping the stuff off my walls when I want it gone in a few years, though.
I came across this beautiful pattern painted on the walls of an office on the blog Jones Design Company. And I followed links in the comments of many readers who had successfully used her template to paint their walls. So I thought – if all of them can do it, so can I!
Not so fast. I’ve already messed up one wall that has to be repainted. But once I got the hang of it, it’s going ok.
When all is finally done in the hall, I know I’m going to love it. Until then, I have a whole lot of work to do! Be back soon.