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|Wed, 10-08-2003 - 10:36pm|
My dilema is how to paint. Currently the room is paneling with a brick fireplace that is stained with water damage. The paneling isn't in good shape either. Their is wood trim around the doors, at the ceiling and baseboards, and in the corners. (I guess it is molding for the paneling.) We also have two wood beams in the ceiling and a half wall/window thingy between the family room and kitchen that is trimmed out in wood.
I'd like to paint the room either the yellow from the pillows or a muted sagey olive. But I don't know what do with the trim. At first I was thinking I'd paint it all brown, which would be good with the yellow but I'm not sure I'd like that with the olive. Everything I see in the design books shows the trim being white or offwhite, which I like, but then what about the beams in the ceiling. Won't they look strange being the only wood in the room?
And then there is the fireplace. I'd like to accent it with a different color or with some decorative painting, but the red couches will be the focus and I don't want too much going on in the room.
I'm leaning toward the olive because I think it would look better with the carpet, chair and couches, but what do I use on the trim, beams, and fireplace?
We want to start painting this weekend and do the carpet next weekend. They deliver the couches on October 30th. We are going to put down carpet tile which has black, olive, and brown in it.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.