Number one way to make your previously fine floors appear dirty, dingy, and disgusting: paint your wainscoting white!
Ask me how I know that. Go ahead. Ask!
In case anyone was wondering, I ran out of painting patience with this project a long, long time ago. Not only do my floors look awful next to the fresh white wainscoting, I have discovered now that the already white windows and trim is more of a creamy white and the new white is more of a bright white. And, on top of that, I have an electrical outlet issue. Other than the ones in the breakfast room, all of the outlets in our house are almond. (The ones in the breakfast room are old and black.) I planned to replace the ones in the breakfast room, but with what color? The walls are white, so I can't use almond. But, all of the outlets in the whole house- including those right across in the kitchen- are almond. Do I dare go white? And, if so, should I swap out the switches for white, too, which are currently almond? I feel like every little decision I make with this project snowballs into some huge issue. Man, I could never do a real rehab, haha!
Ahem. Regaining control.
And, so tonight, I leave you with a picture of Colin and me from a recent trip to NYC. Here we are at Rockefeller Center. I look at this photo, and I can't believe that he is as tall as I am!