Now we’ve settled on paint colors, we’re systematically working our way through the house, painting all the trim, beams and (eventually) ceilings. We also plan to paint the odd feature wall. During this phase, the place will inevitably feel disjointed.
Above, our new Cityscape gray trim (inside) butts against Oxford Brown trim (outside). Likewise, the beams –the only ones we’ve painted fully, in Grizzle Gray, are in the office (below, far), though we’ve just started painting the living room beams (below, near).
Typically, once we complete a project, it highlights something else needing attention. Case in point, the front door. Now the surrounding trim jumps out at us, making this a priority. You can see old-versus-new in this partially-painted section.
We love how the gray works with the High Strung lime green. Predictably, finishing the door trim highlights another future project –this brown external siding (below). This won’t be tackled until we paint the entire exterior of the house.
That will likely be in the spring, when weather and wallets are more accommodating. In the meantime, we reassure visitors that we realize the inside/outside colors should match, and that it’s a work in progress…as all Eichlers are.