My dear readers…..I wish you could see what I am doing.
Yes, me…the impulse Queen….or the one who once she makes a daring move …..steam rolls on to infinity and beyond!
You see, I have a paint brush in hand and a Sherwin Williams Paint wheel AND a Benjamin Moore Paint wheel and I am painting swatches of color on the walls near the powder room…and on an old piece of sheetrock leaning on the wall!
A couple weeks ago, Only daughter asked me what my next project was going to be. This was after the completion of the Hall/Guest Bathroom. See link Hall/Guest Bathroom Reveal in case you missed it.
I responded a bit hesitantly…not that I was not certain of my next project….just not certain how she would react when I said the words out loud.
I had said those words to the Captain while he was busy …deep in thought…hanging the wainscoting in the bathroom make-over!
He had been working all morning, measuring, cutting…going in and out of the house to his garage workshop…back and forth, concentrating deeply on his mission of installing the half-wall paneling in a very small bathroom.
Yes, I knew when to broach the subject of painting our mahogany-stained woodwork white in our Spanish/Mediterranean home. He mumbled something about “sounds good honey”…as he lined up the bead-board on a very crooked bathroom wall.
I smiled confidently, knowing that when I approached the subject again with the Captain…when I had his complete attention…I could say, “Remember? we discussed this and you said “sounds good honey”!
I have to admit that the second time we discussed painting the dark woodwork white….my comment was met with a blank stare. I quickly took advantage of the awkward silence to remind him that he thought it was OK….. and I found myself talking very fast as I laid down all the convincing arguments of updating our home and repainting the Venetian plaster walls and how much better the existing furniture would look in a neutral space and…and…and….
So you see why I was a bit apprehensive awaiting Only Daughter’s reaction when I told her I was going to paint all the woodwork white. Only Daughter lives in a Victorian Home with all natural stained wood floors, cabinets, doors, etc.
I was concerned of her response when I told her of my new project.
Oh, sorry….I guess I should have “warned” you earlier in this post, my dear readers…If you are a member of the anti-wood painting club…and you have a visceral reaction to white, painted wood, you might want to cover your eyes and look away.
Back to my phone conversation with Only Daughter after I told her my plan.
I could feel her thinking on the other end of the line.
And then she said, “Oh”. And then she said something about ‘what was I going to make for dinner‘ or some such thing. I really can’t remember, because I just knew she would have a comment about painting over beautifully stained woodwork.
I ignored whatever she said, I took a deep breath and continued….
I am also going to paint over the Venetian plaster walls.
“Okay”.…she said rather quickly.
I know the house is Spanish/Mediterranean, but I think it needs lightening up…it can be dark in here, I said defensively.
“Okay” she responded again.
I’ll send you pictures when I am done.
And with that encouraging and hearty endorsement, I took up my paint brush, grabbed the white paint and began my painting journey. Our house is huge and I have only just begun. 13 more doors to do.
I will tell you the same thing I told “Only Daughter”….I will post pictures when I am finished.
With all the woodwork and doors.
And all the walls.
And ceiling….vaulted, that is.
And double Cove ceiling in Master Bedroom!
Sorry, a ladder is calling my name!
“…And when the evening comes, we smile
So much of life ahead
We’ll find a place where there’s room to grow
And yes, we’ve just begun…”
Do you, my dear readers have thoughts on painted woodwork?
Blessings and Hugs Always