Thursday, October 15, 1998


Paint colors
All can be found on my Projects page.
Trim and moldings
I use either basic white off the shelf from the hardware store or Pure White from Sherwin Williams for all my trim. I always use semi or high gloss.

The height of beadboard, planking and board and batten ranges from 60 to 65 inches throughout our home:
See how I made the wood box in the family room here: 
All of the details about the black doors in the basement are here
Painting laminate furniture tutorial here:

Drapes and fabric
Current family room drapes are a Waverly print from Joann's, here's the link.
Old master bedroom:
These were a find on the JCPenney's clearance site -- I believe my readers sold out the remainder of them. :)
Current master bedroom drapes from IKEA:
Library drapery fabric is a P. Kaufmann fabric called Retreat Blue Citrine. I found mine at Calico Corners, but there is a similar (if not exact) version at Ballard Designs!:
Our bamboo shades are all from Home Depot (Home Decorators collection) and you can see how I add the craftsman trim here:
Rug sources
Old family room rug, HomeGoods:
Living room rug, HomeGoods:
Current family room rug, Broyhill from HomeGoods:
Master bedroom, diamond shag from Rugs USA:

Foyer table in family room, Everett table, World Market:
Kitchen table, Wayfair:
Shelves in kitchen, Brookfield Etagere from Joss and Main, but can be found elsewhere online:
Master bedroom headboard, DIY can be found here:
You can see the painted furniture in our home as well as tips and colors here

Can you paint popcorn ceilings?

Our ceilings are a low profile texture and with flat paint the texture disappears even more. I'm guessing that painting popcorn ceilings would do the same! If you do it, you'll want to use a roller with a thick nap -- probably about half an inch, so it can get into all of the crevices. The "popcorn" may crumble off, so I suggest you try it in a spot like a closet first to see how it works.

Our flooring on the main level and master bedroom is finished on-site hardwood. We LOVE it. You can find out more here. The stain is Jacobean by Minwax and the poly is a satin instead of gloss to avoid footprints and noticeable messes: