Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The dark trim debate....

How do you feel about the dark trim?  I did a little bit of studying on the subject and here is what I learned:
  1. Most trim colors are white or off white. Very neutral colors. 
  2. Painting your trim a dark color may be a turn off to potential buyers down the road because people don't like to have to repaint them.
  3. If you are going to paint your trim a dark color, go with a shade that is at least 3 shades darker than your wall color so you will still have contrast.
  4. Dark trim does not show scuff marks as much and clean up could be easier.
  5. Choose a semi-gloss paint for trim for easier clean-up.  
I decided to try something different and paint the trim in my little man's room black.  Here is a shot of the paint...
 This is with some colorful accessories. 

 I found this cute little boat for $5 and I thought it would make a cute bookcase.
 I was going to repaint his magnet board and star peg board, but I decided I liked having more color.
 I was going to hang his airplane that I found at a garage sale for $3, but after going to an earthquake safety class I decided I'd rather not impale my children with huge decorations. I found a nice little place to put it on the floor instead! 
Here is my little man's reaction:
After the painting was done:"I never thought it could look this good!"
When I put up some red decor:"I don't want red in my room!!!"(cry, cry, cry)
After I put up everything else:"I like it!!"  


  1. That looks great! Maybe I should hire you to come paint my house!!!

  2. I love it! The dark trim looks so great, and that way he gets his black room without the black walls! You've done it again. :)

  3. The headboard turned out so cute!!

  4. Where did you come from? I swear you didn't exhibit any of these talents growing up. You're awesome!

  5. How did you do that to the door? I love it all (of course).

  6. PS- THANKS for the Valentines in the mail! How thoughtful and my boys were so excited about getting mail and eating sugar off a stick. Life doesn't get much better than that! :)


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