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 house are here

Painting laminate furniture tutorial here:

Drapes and fabric

Old 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:

Old 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:

Old family room rug, Broyhill from HomeGoods:

Master bedroom, diamond shag from Rugs USA:


Kitchen table, Wayfair:

Master bedroom tufted headboard, DIY, can be found here:
You can see the painted furniture in our home as well as tips and colors here

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: