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Complementary colors

Complementary colors

The consensus seemed to be to play it safe by carrying over the light blue from the facing wall. And I mostly stuck with that...but I couldn't quite resist adding some orange on the wood around the window frames.

And now I've finally run through my $200 stash of painting supplies. In case anyone's curious, the three walls I played with this winter required four gallons of joint compound (for texture), a gallon of primer, a gallon of white (for mixing), most of a gallon of blue, and parts of two pints of orange and yellow-orange. Not so bad for sprucing up about a third of our trailer in one fell swoop.

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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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This looks so good! You should think about being an interior decorator as a hobby.
Comment by Kayla Wed Dec 14 10:53:00 2016
I'm curious to know why you used joint compound instead of just buying textured paint (or is that not available anymore?) When I did some renovation on my bedroom where I took out the north window and replaced it with sliding glass doors on the west side of the house, I covered up the mismatched wall with textured paint and then bought what I thought at the time was a kind of beige/cream paint that turned out to be more pinkish. (I HATE pink! Reminds me of Pepto Bismol). Since then I discovered the color was something called "Venetian plaster". It looks fine on the textured wall. The other three walls were left alone. I'm now considering painting the other three walls a greyed green to match the drapes I have over the sliding glass door, which now goes out onto my back deck.
Comment by Nayan Wed Dec 14 10:55:45 2016
And compliments to the painter/artist - nice touch on the windows!
Comment by Jayne Wead Wed Dec 14 11:08:01 2016
You need a like button!!!
Comment by Donna Stroud Wed Dec 14 11:34:59 2016
So bright and inviting - particularly during such a dark part of the year.
Comment by Charity Wed Dec 14 11:47:00 2016
I like the blue with orange trim. Looks nice. We too are slowly fixing up our doublewide and just put "real" flooring in our bedroom after 7 years! It's the little things that make us happy isn't it.
Comment by Pam Kaufman Wed Dec 14 12:07:11 2016

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