Wednesday, May 25, 2011
We've started painting some of the rooms in our house, beginning with the dining room. This picture was taken as we began to move things out of the way and started taping.
As far as I know, this house was built in the 1840s and altered about fifty years later. I didn't appreciate this decorative fireplace when I was growing up and used the dining room as my play space. It just looked dark and drab to me. I've since learned to really like the black stone mantle and the faux gold marbling. It also features a lovely cast iron grate which we've temporarily removed until the painting and flooring is finished.