The Emerson Hadley House

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donoinmass
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Re: The Emerson Hadley House

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Very nice!!! I love it. Can you post a pic of the ceiling as well. I think that treatment is fantastic, and would love to "copy" you!! :)
Don O'Neil
'The Orange Whitney House - 1896'
Winchendon, MA
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mjt
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Re: The Emerson Hadley House

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Here's a photo of the ceiling. The look changes quite a bit between daylight and night. Even so, it's hard to capture the effect in a photo.

We used a 4-layer technique.
- Ivory Tusk in eggshell applied as usual using a roller
- Silver (http://www.modernmasters.com/) using a wash technique
- Ivory Tusk randomly applied using a "wooly" to soften the lap marks
- randomly wash on more Silver cut with Flotrol

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mjt
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Re: The Emerson Hadley House

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New carriage house doors were installed today. The new ones are dead ringers for the old rotted ones.
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Don M
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Re: The Emerson Hadley House

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Very nice!
1840 Limestone Farmhouse
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Lynners
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Re: The Emerson Hadley House

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Looks fantastic!
The Carson Farmhouse, 1899
Minesing, Ontario, Canada
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mjt
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Re: The Emerson Hadley House

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Lots going on here over the past couple of weeks. A bunch of woodwork received a new coat of paint and I've begun painting the walls in the main staircase and connected halls (upstairs and down).

Here's a before picture: Image

And a "during" picture:Image

In between, the ceiling got skim-coated to fix some problems and all the woodwork was prep'd and re-sprayed.

The new bolder color really enhances to details in the millwork.

Hoosier Foursquare
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Re: The Emerson Hadley House

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Wow, Looks awesome!

Love your scaffolding as well. Your wall color really makes the millwork pop. What color & brand of paint are you using on your walls/trim?

mjt
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Re: The Emerson Hadley House

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Trim - "Ivory Tusk" Benjamin Moore Impervo in satin
Walls - "Asian Jute" an historic color from California Paints in eggshell

mjt
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Re: The Emerson Hadley House

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Tonight I found this picture of the staircase at the US Custom House in NYC. It was designed by the same architect as our house. Interesting coincidence that the color scheme is so similar to what we've chosen for our staircase. :D

http://cassgilbertsociety.org/works/us- ... -intstair/

lavender_bush
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Re: The Emerson Hadley House

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Don't you hate it when that happens?
Someone copied your colour choice.

:)
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