Mini Makeover (Pics included)..... Help Please :-)
I am helping my sister spruce up a house they bought about a year ago. They just want to make a few cosmetic changes to update the home for now, nothing major at this point. I have my own personal thoughts, but hoping maybe someone on the outside looking in might have a better thought! So here it goes....
This is one of their three family rooms. No tv in this room, just a couch and a desk with their computer. Obviously this fireplace is the focal point of the room. The day we helped her move in, I said "I would paint that bookcase a warmer white." I just think it looks dark and dated, but what do you think? Here is a pic, what would you do?
The biggest problem are those shingle looking things... what do you do with that?! I don't think they are open to tearing them out, because I think that will lead to more work than what they are wanting for the time being.
I am thinking leaving beams color they are, but open to opinions....I have personally painted my own kitchen cabs, so I know what it takes and told her this weekend is the time to get the paint from BM with their 40% off sale! But do you think the bookshelves will take the abuse well when painted?
Then this is area #2, the entryway. Personally, I am thinking she needs to paint the spindles a lighter/white color and leave the banister railing dark. I have seen lots of stairways done this way and it looks fab! Then she could just hang a new foyer light down the stairway.
Again, her biggest questions are these rectangular / square looking things she has going up her stairway. I am thinking of doing the trim in a white color and painting the wall and the inside of the squares the same color. Thoughts?
Thank you for reading my post and lending your opinions!