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Old 01-29-2011, 04:43 PM   #31
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All I had was black or white spray paint, so black it was!

THIS wife loved it, so I'M happy!

I finished that whole wall with the outlet today. It looks sweet!

I'm undecided as to what to do to finish the TOP half of the walls though....
I'm open to opinions and suggestions! Feel free to opine!

My *free or close to free* options are as follows:
Smooth & Paint
Texture & Paint
Wallpaper

*orrrrr.....?*

Anything I decide should be easy enough since the top pieces/frames all simply unscrew!

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Old 01-29-2011, 06:59 PM   #32
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Normally, I would vote for texture but in your case, with all the wood grain and color/value variations, I think you have texture enough on these walls. So, my vote is smooth and painted. I don't like wallpaper, but that's just me... nothing wrong with it though. The wood is such a nice focal point that it would be a shame to make the upper wall busy.

I don't mind the black vent cover. If anything, the stark white outlet bugs me more. But you can always put a plant in the corner or something if it stands out too much, right? After all, it's your house, and it sounds like you already have 'enough wives' giving you input!
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Hey, DM, what's your cat's name?
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:07 PM   #34
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The dogs call her "lunch".....

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Old 01-29-2011, 07:18 PM   #35
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Maybe, I'm pretty sure you'll muddle into puddles soon yet!

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Old 01-29-2011, 08:39 PM   #36
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.....ok Danger, if you really must listen to your real wife, then fine, keep it black.......

As for the top, I would agree with Renate, and keep it simple with paint.
You don't want to take away from the bottom.
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Oh man. I guess you have enough wives in the batch not to add another one with advice DM? Now, THAT was funny!

Actually, I can't say a thing since there were 4 powerlinemen that put down our floors! Let's just say I'm satisfied and I won't be showing any details here!

Looks really good DM!
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The wife said today she'd like a paper strip fancy border along the top ceiling edges.
Smoothed and painted below that. However, that still leaves me with "what to do with the ceiling"?
Texture & Paint?
Do the same oak trim and panels like I did on the half walls? It'd sort of match/look like the dining room ceiling...

... opinions?

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Since it's a smaller room, I think I'd paint the ceiling white. Wood up there with a border might make it look too busy.

(so........ maybe you should go with the wood on the ceiling because I'm usually wrong when it comes to home decorating )

I'm not much help, am I!?
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I think I'd at least want to texture the ceiling before I paint it.

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Yummy Mummy, Renate, Downrightart and I will discuss it and let you know what we decide.



(Just kidding Mrs. DM )

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Here's what I got done yesterday.
Well, a little more than shown, but this side is finished now.

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It's looking fabulous DM!
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I'm going with smooth, light color paint, and no texture DM. What color are you going with?

Btw, I love it also!!
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Here's my vote... put a little texture on the ceiling, but still paint it white or very light. Plain smooth walls with a light to medium color, nothing too flashy. Now, if wife #1 stills wants a stripe around the walls up by the ceiling, what about painting a very subtle stencil pattern/design that is just a slight difference in value of the wall color. Something like this: http://www.artisticalternatives.com/...al_stencil.htm. Just an idea.

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