Here is how it looked at Christmas. I have always HATED the white. I always felt like it looked unfinished...like someone primed but never painted. I much prefer rich, dark wood trim. So I have been searching for a trim color forever.
When I found these tongue and groove boards from my grandparents' house, I fell in love with this gray color. If you saw my hall bath makeover, you will remember that we put these boards up as wainscoting in there. I was thrilled to find paint the exact same color at Walmart and knew that was what I wanted for the trim. No one trusted me. My mom thought I was crazy after seeing the samples on the french doors.
I thought it would work because there was a similar color on the windows in the inspiration photo I have shared so many times.
Then I found another inspiration photo on pinterest...
And I LOVE it! It's dark but not too dark, and the color is such a warm gray that it brings everything else out. What I really like is that it takes attention away from the trim and really enhances the views we have here.
We will be installing these wormy chestnut baseboards from the old house as soon as I get enough of them all cleaned up.
I'll share the rest of the updates here and the french doors later. I am still looking for fabric in the turquoise color to add like in my inspiration photo.
But when it comes down to it, none of this really matters. I cannot help but be reminded of so many who have lost not only homes and possessions, but the many who have lost lives during the last week. Although I feel so helpless here, I can join with others praying for survivors and the ones who are in those areas helping with recovery.
I'll be joining:
Metamorphosis Monday (Between Naps on the Porch)
Wow Us Wednesdays (Savvy Southern Style)
The Power of Paint (Domestically Speaking)
Show and Tell (Delectable Home)