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Back on the painting wagon

Trailer interior before

The trouble with painting two walls in vibrant colors is that the spruce-up makes the remaining wall look pretty terrible. This is especially true if the final wall was your very first building project with $0 budget and involved cobbling together odds and ends of found materials in order to close in the gaping hole in the side of your new home before winter hits.

Plastering with cat

I'm generally oblivious to clutter and interior ugliness, but I'm pretty sure Mark cringed every time he walked into the room. Time to add some texture to cover up the paneling and slap on a few coats of paint!

Sanding plaster

The copious windows on this wall made me feel like the surrounding area shouldn't be quite so lumpy and bumpy. So once the joint compound dried, I sanded lightly to bring the texture down to a dull roar. (I still kept some texture to maintain the theme I have going in the space.)

Masking windows

Here's the area after the first round of primer.

Trailer painting

And after primer round two. Now for color! Mark thinks we should go with the same light blue that's on the opposite wall. What do you think?

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I think the orange!!
Comment by Jayne Wead Mon Dec 12 08:55:38 2016
I'd stick with one of the colors you have already used in the room (blue or orange). Too many colors would not look good. I lean more toward the blue, but I think you should go with what you like best as your the one living in it and, the nice thing about paint is that you can always paint over it if you really do not like it.
Comment by Pam Kaufman Mon Dec 12 10:11:19 2016
I guess I would choose the light blue. But just having the white primer on the wall makes it so much brighter in the room! I think you will notice and enjoy the difference, even if the previous wasn't bothering you.
Comment by Charity Mon Dec 12 12:20:15 2016
Keep the space airy and open! Light blue for the entire home:)
Comment by Anonymous Mon Dec 12 12:58:22 2016
If it isn't broke, don't fix it. Stay with the blue and continuity.
Comment by Eric in Japan Mon Dec 12 20:53:41 2016

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