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Dining Room ColoursClaire tackled two rooms in her home. The dining room was completed in under a fortnight with home help; the downstairs study is still a work in progress with one large cupboard requiring cleaning out, stripping and repainting.

In a departure from the common mix of light ceiling finishes, Resene Midnight Express was painted on to the ceiling complemented by Resene Putty walls and Resene Enamacryl Metallic Sputnik ceiling trim.

Combined with the large window wall and stunning views out to Manukau Harbour, the combination of view and deep blue ceiling brings a little of the marine indoors. The dark ceiling has the added benefit of perceptually lowering the 11 foot stud ceiling while drawing attention to the heritage lights.

Having mastered the painting of a ceiling on an 11 foot stud room, tackling the study would have been a breeze if it weren't for the extensive collection of books that had accumulated over the years creating somewhat of a painter's obstacle course. The downstairs study, now decorated in Resene Link Water walls and white woodwork, had been untouched by a paintbrush since the 1930s. The long delay between painting necessitated extensive stripping of the wooden shelves and fire surround before the final paint system including ceiling edging of shellac trim and thin metallic line could be applied. With one large study cupboard still to go, Claire can soon hang up her paintbrush


Study / Music Room Colours

Dining room walls Dining room ceiling Study walls Study woodwork
Resene Putty Resene Midnight Express Resene Link Water
Resene Putty Resene Midnight Express Resene Link Water Resene White

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Thanks to Claire.



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