Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ghosts of Colors Past

I recently started pulling down some of the paneling in the hallway, and even though I know I will find the old paint colors - it still surprises me every time.  I wanted to make sure I threw up a quick post with a few details of some of the colors that we have uncovered, because I think this is one of those things that I will definitely forget!

At current count, we are up to eight colors of paint....
The traces of fuschia and blue were hidden under all the green paint and glue that we had to scrape off.  Oh yeah - remember that?  That was so much fun.  We still need to skim coat all of those walls, but we want to do it all in one big day - so that we can just get it over with.

But before we could even get to the paint, we had to go through the paneling.  At one point in the hallway there were eight layers of paneling.  Yes, EIGHT.
How do you like them apples ...er...patterns?

Although it is a lot of work, and it can kind of feel endless, I really really do think it is fun to uncover the phases this house has gone through.  Someday when I am long gone I wonder if someone will uncover some of my choice and think "what. the. heck?"

*Not pictured - five different kinds of carpet!

4 comments:

  1. 8 layers of paneling!? Seriously!? That's insane.

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    1. It was!! I was doing that laugh/cry thing because I was so tired of pulling it down, haha!

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  2. Oh my gosh that's ridiculous! And I thought our previous owners layers of paint were crazy!

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    1. There is quite the decorating history here! That is for sure!

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