Still a little foggy as to what's going on at Chateau Inferno?
Here's the official Before Photos with all the color swatches so you can mentally prepare yourself for the horror that is my taste.
This hallway separated the Maid's Quarters from the main home. To the right of this view is the dining room, and there are two entrances that had doors. To the left is a bedroom and bathroom, and to the left behind this view is the kitchen
We're going to use this space as our Command Center, with a magnetic board, a place to put papers to be signed, a calendar, and a cork board. For the magnet board, we'll be using this:
Pretty cool, huh?
And then we'll paint over the whole shebang with this:
Don't be scared yet! I had that hallway a bright color before the fire set off with gloss white,
and it was fantastic.
Next up is the dining room! We've hemmed and hawed about shades of green for months, and we finally settled on the one that solidly frightened my mother the most.
You know what? That's really still fun to do, even at 50.
So these three walls are going to be saturated with this:
Love it with the turquoise.
The wall with the garden bag though...
...this wall right here? We're going to get crazy and use this:
Relax, I have a plan.
Now step into my living room.
The color we're using in here is actually splashed up on that sliver of wall to the left of the blue cabinet.
I think a barely there whisper of gray-blue with white trim will create a relaxing entrance and family area.
So for this area, we'll be using this:
Watery and soft.
Now, about THAT thing in the corner...
We're going to try a coat of white paint on this thing and see if that fixes my eyesore woes in this corner, then put down the terra cotta tile that we chose for the back door as a hearth.
If that isn't adequate, I have a plan B.
It does not involve explosives.
The downstairs bathroom has this stunning bubble wallpaper
that melted to the walls in some places, is curling off in others,
and took extensive soot and water damage.
In case you're wondering, I chose it and loved it in the space.
We're going to share our cocktail for turning flambéed wallpaper into scrapable sludge too.
Once that's done, the walls in this room will get a couple coats of this color:
Won't that be cool against the white tile and woodwork?
*Cue the raised eyebrows*
Okay, yeah, I caught myself in a photo and thought it was funny.
I'm just so flippin' photogenic, huh? Hey, it's a tiny bathroom.
That cabinet behind me will also be getting a fresh coat of paint...
...because this is what it looks like AFTER a scrubbing with Simple Green. It was worse.
This vintage porch light I have in the shower has to come down and get a little love too.
Any of you who would like to buzz by with a bottle of wine and a paint brush, I am not too proud to take volunteers.