This ceiling is a WOW!
Inspiration, Paint, Wall Treatments, Color
Last fall I had the pleasure of visiting the Ruthmere House in Elkhart, IN. I couldn’t get past the gorgeous ceiling in the foyer. I snapped the photo you see with my cell phone, but in person the ceiling is absolutely stunning. The colors and design are historically accurate to 1910.
Detail of a painted ceiling design. The colors are gorgeous!
I would love to paint something like this on our dining room ceiling.
Historic Shingle Stain Colors
Inspiration, Stain, Color
Shingle Stain Colors from 1912, OldHouseColors.com
I recently stumbled across OldHouseColors.com, a site that provides information on historic paint and stain colors. Boy, would this have been helpful a few years ago when we were painting the exterior of our house!
Our house was originally stained a bright green color very similar to the brightest green stain sample.
I particularly enjoyed Restoring the Colors of a 1912 Arts & Crafts House: Shingle Stains of 1912, an article on the exterior restoration of a beautiful Arts & Crafts home designed by a Pasadena architect.