The Front Room at Pine Cottage

I love the front room of my new home. It has a traditional Craftsman layout with a hearth and built-ins and one end and a small dining area at the other. The previous owner had installed wood paneling sometime in the 80s when it was fashionable to do so. But for our family, we needed something a bit brighter. I wanted to chose a paint color in line with the age and style of the house so I went with a greige tone appropriately called "Air Castle". 

My Mama helped me knock out this massive paint job over the past three days. Let me tell you, friends, painting over wood paneling is not for the faint of heart. My mother deserves a gold medal for diving into this project with me! But it was well worth it. Here are some quick photos of the finished space with some 'before' shots for context. Enjoy!


ABOVE: I'm still on the hunt for a lighting fixture to install above our dining room table. I'm hoping for something that is both Craftsman and modern - sort of a mash-up. If you've got any good ideas, let me know!



And a few BEFORE photos... 

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