Sunday, March 14, 2010

Central foyer? - part II

Something to say about professionally installed high quality Bradbury and Bradbury wallpaper: "It's bloody hard to remove", says Brian. We estimate that this wallpaper had been applied 15 or 20 years ago, but showed no signs of wear and tear - nor did it start unpeeling at the edges. Darn it!

Anyway, what you see are 130-year-old walls. Most people will see damaged, discoloured walls, I see something that triggers my imagination and it brings me back in time. At this point these walls belong to all the previous owners. Now it's time to take possession and claim them as our own with a fresh coat of paint.
Powder room

My new cyber-friend Laura's favourite colour is yellow and I think it would be perfect to brighten up this area, the powder room and the the hallways. I took this yellow from the highlights of the lemons on the wall paper in our dining room and parlour, and it happens to be the same colour of highlights on the pears I painted on my buffet.

All three bedrooms were painted using paint from Home Hardware. I was very pleased with the coverage and the accuracy of the chosen colours. This time, I decided to try out their Natura eco paint. Looking forward to see how it measures up.


sunshine said...

I'm taking a bit of a "Blogging Break" but had to come in and see what was going on in the Central Foyer!!!!

Geeze, the wallpaper back in the day was super duper wasn't it??? They don't make it like that anymore. :)

I'm so happy that you've chosen that lovely yellow! It's perfect. I cannot wait to see it when you are all done. I'm so excited!!!!!

The last time I did some painting we used Home Hardware paint as well. I had a good experience with it. I haven't tried the eco paint though. Let me know how it goes. How is it price wise???

Have fun!!


A. Kadowaki Busby said...

Hi Laura,

That eco gallon was $28.something, on sale, just a few more dollars than their other paint so why not try it, I thought. I will let you know how it goes.