In the continuing saga of the Madison suburban cottage tour it's time to tour our version of a sleeping paradise that is much closer to my first version of a place to lay your head then to the second. There was very little we wanted to keep in the original room. After all it had been my parents bedroom for over twenty-five years. Our mission was to take it as far away from what it had been as we possibly could. The thought of sleeping with my partner while the scent of my parents still lingered in the room was not part of the serenity I was looking for.
The wainscot had been added when we redid the room for my mom after my dad died in the mid-eighties. It had been painted a pale blue with a rag paint treatment on the upper half of the wall. We decided to keep the wainscot but the color and the paint treatment had to go. We picked a neutral grey painting the upper wall flat and the wainscot with a high gloss finish.
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