So, while I still have about one million linear feet of trim to paint white, at least it is all installed! We hired out this job because I just couldn't do it in my condition, and Shaun works such long hours it would've taken months. At 38 weeks pregnant, I've been slowly sanding, caulking and painting while Ashford is at school, so maybe it will all be done by Memorial Day.
Wayfair. I decided to go black or dark bronze with all the fixtures in the main living areas, and plan to switch out all the door knobs and hinges, too.
Wayfair. Although, it is selling for much more than I paid now. I snapped it up for $350 in September! I cannot wait to replace the ugly wood railing with a nice black metal one....someday. Oh, and a new door. Someday.
Crate and Barrel. Our window is 10 feet long, so it was a blessing to find this rod. However, I have to say that we almost returned it because its damn near impossible to install. The brackets slide onto this tiny little piece that actually screws into the wall, so it opens up a whole list of problems from not knowing exactly where the screws should go, to the bracket not sliding on due to the width of anchors (store provided anchors, even). We also had a broken piece in one of the packages that will need to be replaced by Crate and Barrel. We made it work, and hopefully the ones for the dining room and kitchen are easier now that we know!
JC Penney, so those are on their way! I chose plain white curtains because I bought a boldly patterned rug for this room....the Berta rug from Crate and Barrel. I can't wait to get it rolled out, it's been sitting in it's plastic for weeks now.
I love how clean it looks down here now. The walls above the trim are painted with the main level color, SW Popular Gray. The trim in the entire house is Behr Ultra Pure White in satin.
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