That house I talked about a few months ago? The one I was worried about jinxing by even bringing it up? Today I submitted what will hopefully be the last bit of paperwork, and tomorrow we have final inspections and appraisals. It’s still not in the bag (probably not by a longshot. Who knows? I have no ideawhat I’m doing.), and I’m still worried about jinxing it, but for now let’s just look at these giant pocket doors separating the dining and the living rooms and think about what could be.
Obviously the red has got to go, not to mention the decorative corbels; they totally fit the previous owners — who we love dearly — but they are definitelynot for us.
I’ve been flip-flopping on what to do about the trim and the doors. That’s hand painted graining on the woodwork, most-likely done by the original owner/builders of the house in 1897. While I love the history of it, the various previous owners have painted over all of it save for these last two rooms, it clashes with the wood of the floor, and it’s in terrible shape. Everything I’ve read on preservation recommends sealing it with a clear coat to protect the hand work, and then painting over it — and I think that’s really my only route.
I want those floors a gloss-mirror black, and I want the walls superwhite. Still don’t know about the doors. In any case, we’re fully in chicks-pre-hatch territory, so who! even! cares!