So apparently, there comes a time when, as owners of a 100-year-old-house, you actually get to stop plugging leaks, holding up collapsing walls (literally), and putting out electrical fires (almost literally). And you actually get to think about what you want to do to your house.
Like, how do you create space definition in an open floor plan, so you can make two different paint colors work: one for your entryway and one for your “dining room”? This is an extremely important issue, lemme tell you. It’s been smacking us in the face every time we’ve walked in the door for the past three months.
Answer: you bust out some lumber, a sander, and a hand planer and restore the house’s original Craftsman doorway molding.
And vóila! Green meets gray nicely. Everyone is happy: especially the house (after we vacuum, of course).
Respect the molding, peeps. It’s there for a reason.