More paint tales

In high school art class, I painted a lot of landscapes. It was fun, and I was successful if success is measured by realism, but I’m telling you what: painting furniture is so satisfying!

Paint is great for covering a lot of boo-boos and bringing unity to a space. Paint is one of those things in life I have faith in. It works. And I used again in the entryway of our new condo.


This mirror has an unimpressive history. I found it, dusty and unloved, in the basement of the dinky little house we rented while we were renovating the church. It’s some sort of solid wood (pine?), but it had sort of a blonde stain. The look was a little too modern for the church. But it coordinates perfectly with the design in the doors of our condo (you can see the arched design in the reflection. So I painted it with the same greenish gray we painted our trim, and now it looks like it belongs here. Plus, the mirror lights and magnifies the small space of the entryway.

As a side note, in the reflection, you can see another way we worked “lake” into our theme.

art-key holder

We found a fish skeleton key holder at Hobby Lobby, and it is perfect for organizing all those keys.

Paint also came in handy to finish our laundry “room” (in the closet of the entryway).

The closet had only one, almost-impossible-to-reach shelf. So Tyler built a second shelf, and I painted both shelves the same color as the walls. Add a cute little “laundry” sign, and the whole space looks and functions better.

“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means, paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

~ Vincent Van Gogh

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