We had to empty our small entry way for painting, and I am loathe to return a single thing to it's former place. The hall tree has just been temporarily rotated around the corner into the dining room. But we also had a convenient coat rack to the left of the front door that was always loaded down and blocking light.
Not only does the man of the house like the hall tree, but it hides the register you see in the forefront of this photo. So it may be going back in.
But this story is really about the woodwork. It's common in homes of the Southwest to have a lot of stained woodwork. And that was true for the former owner of this house. This door is one of those off of the entry that will be painted next. The hall closet, freshly painted, is to the right, and the front door is to the left. All the doors had the same wood stained finish two days ago.
You just can't imagine the difference in light and the feeling of spaciousness with the change.
This wall is plastered adobe brick, and was mostly hidden with the coat rack.
We have also just completed the woodwork on the dining room beams which was part of an ongoing painting project of the dining room trim on doors and windows as well.
The small dining room feels less boxy now. The white has made a world of difference.
The view from the front room into the dining room showing the contrast of the beams.
One room down. . . . Lots more to go!
But you probably shouldn't be holding your breath . . . .
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