I’m ‘borrowing’ the title from a fellow blogger – Domestically-Speaking – because it’s just so apropos for this project.
Normally, I wouldn’t paint around any window, particularly a transom window above a door. But look closely – the window is shorter in width than the door.
It was really noticeably in person because the door is surrounded with molding. Not only was the window shorter than the molding, it didn’t even stretch the full width of the door! And this is an oversized 11’ tall door.
So our solution (the client’s & mine) was to paint a faux grille around the window. It’s something she would’ve done if she knew a blacksmith. Do you see how it makes the window appear as if it’s the same width as the door now?
That’s always the best faux treatment – when you’d do the ‘real’ thing if you had the money/time/ability, etc.
I matched the design to their chandelier (seen a bit in the upper left corner of the pic) and the colors to their dining room trey ceiling.
So yes, there is a ‘power’ to paint. It’s not just for visual interest, adding color, or decoration – it also can correct some architectural mishaps.
Thanks to Domestically-Speaking for the idea. I’m linking to her blog for Power of Paint Wednesdays. Check out all the other cool ideas there too!