Name: Layne & Rand
Location: Springfield, Missouri
My husband, Rand and I live in a 1928 bungalow in Springfield with our two cats. When we moved in, all the original trim downstairs was unpainted, and I tried my best to decorate around it for nearly four years. Finally, I gave myself permission to paint it all white. I love it so much more now!
The white walls and trim are the perfect background for my mid century furniture and eclectic collection of handmade art.
The upstairs rooms were in terrible shape when we moved in. Someone had hurriedly painted the wood trim brown, without sanding first or even removing nails and staples. The carpet was in bad shape, and all the ropes in the original double-hung windows had broken. We were able to get the windows working again and restore the trim. The carpet was beyond help, so we ripped it up and discovered painted wood floors underneath. These, too, were in rough shape, so I solved that problem by patching it up and painting it white. This home showed signs of some neglect and abuse in its past, so I'm happy to be able to show it some love and bring it back to life.
Thanks, Layne & Rand!
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(Image credits: Submitted by Layne)