Saturday, April 30, 2016

Painting with Bold Colors! Be Daring!

Bold Interior Paint Colors
Bold colors can be intimidating, but with the right selection and space, it can make a bland room stand out in your house. This first selection was a long family room with three windows running the length and a mirrored wall at the end. In essence, only three walls were painted. With contrasting white trim and windows, this Navy makes a splendid choice.

Bold Interior Paint Colors
Here a well meaning sun room leaves the brightness behind with plain white walls.

Bold Interior Paint Colors
Punching up the color adds life and brightness to the former white dullness.

Bold Interior Paint Colors
Again, with lots of windows and an archway, the bold colors work well.

Bold Interior Paint Colors
Grays can be bold, and accenting them with colors in connecting rooms can make a wonderful statement. Here we have a wonderful cheery yellow bedroom, gray hall and across the hall a turquoise bedroom. The Grays throughout this house blend beautifully with the few colorful rooms.

Bold Interior Paint Colors
Here in the dining room, the grays work together and stand out on the white trim. (See more from this project on Facebook)

Bold Interior Paint Colors
This kitchen could have been boring with blue walls and all white cabinets. By blending the two and adding blue on the cabinet backs and center panels, this original built in kitchen cabinetry is brought to life. (See the whole kitchen here)

Bold Interior Paint Colors
In a similar example, this bedroom was painted white with an accent wall of black. The opposing wall was to have had solid black doors. By adding the white inserts and a black mirror between the doors, we create an alternating pattern that holds your eyes captive. (More on this one here)

Bold Interior Paint Colors
And lastly, this strong yellow bedroom contrasts wonderfully with the purple in the master bath. The artwork added to the walls after the paint dried pulled the colors together in a most amazing way. More to come in a future post on this residence.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Interior Painting in North Fayette

Here's an interior we did last fall, never had a chance to post it. We painted the living room and dining room in this new addition, including the tall angled ceiling. This is a finished shot with the new floor installed by the contractor.

Trim was painted too. Some already installed and some not. Always easier to paint before its installed, then just touch up.

Reverse angle looking into new living space.

Ceiling started here ...

ended up there.

Always remember, safety first on those ladders!!
Give us a call if you'd rather not go up on those guys.


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Flooring Install - Finshed in Venitia - Part Three

Well to finish the whole house, we needed one more thing, new flooring. The fun with this one is the flooring runs around the kitchen, through the front hall, entryway, powder room and closets. Yahoo! Well as you can see we did it, now we'll show you how.

The old flooring had welcome mats melted onto it by the sun and was showing wear.

We used Allure resilient vinyl tile from TrafficMASTER. The pattern we chose was "Ashlar" to keep with the warm tones in the house. It comes in 1 foot by 3 foot planks.

This flooring goes right over your old stuff if you have a solid floor. We decided to trim the baseboards and slip our pieces under rather than removing all the trim.

The Fein can get any interior corners the saw can't reach.

We recommend you start in a solid corner. We didn't have that luxury. Our first piece had a vent and a doorway. We also decided to alternate the tiles so the seams were offset.

Once the initial cuts are made the flooring goes in rather quickly. Be sure to tuck your corners and edges in nice and tight.

You can use a utility knife to cut. Make sure you have a good hard surface and a nice straight edge to work with.

All the fun spots are back behind stoves refrigerators and into closets

The main floor went on quite nicely

Working around stoves and refrigerators can be quite challenging when there's no place to put them. We moved ours into the corner in front of the closet. We then installed the flooring up behind it and  rolled the refrigerator back onto the new floor.

Next came the final thin row along the edge of the wall to the basement door way, into the front hall and closet

Fun times cutting thin little pieces. be careful not to bend or flex thin pieces, it can break off.

But then you get to install nice full pieces and keep the floor rolling

Once we got past the closet we had the powder room to contend with. The toilet was removed in the flooring placed through the bathroom.

The worst piece was in the entryway at the bottom of the stairwell, as you can see.

But something that trivial didn't stop us!

Then it was fitting the final pieces in along the entry and the front door.

There you have it! A beautiful entryway with the tack strips replaced and the heater vent back in place. 

The hall with the powder room and the closet all finished. 

And the kitchen in all its glory.
We use a wood threshold to match the flooring in the family room to separate it from the kitchen. 

Here's a few parting shots. 


Monday, February 29, 2016

House Painting in Venetia - Part Two

Alrighty, after a busy fall and winter, finally onto the interior house painting to go along with the exterior we posted so many moons ago. Kitchens usually have many nooks and crannies to cut and there is always the spaces behind the stove and refrigerator. We get them all.

The Maiden Hair Yellow used in the kitchen blended beautifully into the darker yellow in the family room.

The dining room, just off the kitchen, was also Maiden Hair on three of the walls.

The front wall seen on the right here continued from the dining room, through the entry and into the living room. This was accented with atrium white.

This color was also used in the front hall , up the stairway and upper hallway for continuity.

The living room and two of the bedrooms were given an accent color of Skipping Stone. It flowed with the other colors in our palette.

Bedrooms and bath were finished off with Maiden Hair yellow.
And last but not least, the powder room off our Atrium White foyer was pained with the Skipping Stone and a new light fixture replaced the out dated one. A swell finish to this paint job.

Next, the flooring!