One of my main projects at the cabin...

@TheHorse (90211)
Walnut Creek, California
August 14, 2019 9:38am CST
One of my main projects at the cabin last week was repainting the inside window frames to match the cabin. Back in the 1970s my dad and step-mom decided hospital green would be the thing--not the best choice. I'll attach a "before photo" of one of the windows. My brother's wife decided on "peach" for the walls about five years ago, and I actually like it. My painting method was mask and spray. I used the same dark brown paint that I use on the back of some of the speakers that I refinish. Do you agree that hospital green is...rather ugly?
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@JohnRoberts (88257)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Aug
Not the color I would ever choose.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
The whole room was actually that color for many years. The humanity.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
14 Aug
The peach color doesn't look that bad. Hospital green is pretty ugly, second only to baby poop green.
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@JohnRoberts (88257)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Aug
Thank you for that graphic description! I was thinking how yukky split pea soup looks.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
I wonder if they make baby poop green paint that actually smells like baby poop.
@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
@JohnRoberts But it tastes good!
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@CarolDM (37109)
• United States
14 Aug
You are so right, that is hospital green. It has to go. Peach is a much better choice for the update.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
I'm glad I agreed with my brother's wife's choice. It's "different," but it looks nice.
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@CarolDM (37109)
• United States
14 Aug
@TheHorse And a neutral color that goes with most anything.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
@CarolDM White tends to show squished flies too much.
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@JustBhem (60432)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Aug
I think so.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
I'm glad my brother's wife decided on something...interesting...
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@JustBhem (60432)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Aug
@TheHorse And what is that?
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
@JustBhem The peach color for the "new" room.
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@Bensen32 (5880)
• United States
14 Aug
You should have went with hospital green throughout honestly I'm not sure I like either of those colors, I would have went with a light grey but hey that's just me.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
I hope you like the color I chose for the window sills and frames.
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@Bensen32 (5880)
• United States
15 Aug
@TheHorse I remember way back when, I was doing remodeling and had a guy who wanted everything in the house painted white. walls, doors, window frames, everything. He even wanted the kitchen and bathrooms with white tile. That was way to much white.
• United States
14 Aug
oh my gosh!! this brings many memories, lol. my papaw called this "apple green" 'n insisted their bedroom be painted such years 'go. when i went to paint the outside 'f their house back'n the early 90's, he wished such a color'n all 'f the trim. mamaw forbade such, 'n won that battle. the peach 'tis quite nice. i'm sure the dark brown really brightens such.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
The dark brown provides a nice contrast. And the blending with the "old" part of the cabin is good. I'll do a "during" post over the next few days.
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14 Aug
yea green won't look good but I'd go with a tan rustic color to match the peach color of the walls I have a 6 ft window just like that in the photo but it has a alum frame so it's white.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
For some reason I'm not a big fan of white. But I could be in some houses.
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14 Aug
@TheHorse that's why I said a tanish color.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
@hardtimes1958 A light tan can be nice. A true white can be too "stark."
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• United States
14 Aug
We had that type of color (green) in our bathroom here for years. This is the cabin that's been passed down in the family since the 1800's?
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
What did you replace it with? This cabin dates back to perhaps the 1940s. My Grandpa's old cabin, down in the ghost town of Maiden, dates back to the 1870s or 1880s.
@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
@ScribbledAdNauseum So sad. But will you get rich? Being rich is good. Or so I've heard.
• United States
14 Aug
@TheHorse I'l let you know if being rich is good. Unfortunately, we are too far distantly related for it to fall back to any of us. Grandfather wanted to buy it but found out that it was already set in stone.
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@wolfgirl569 (20315)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Aug
Hospital anything is not good.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
Heh. I agree. I hope you like the dark brown when I show it. I also used it on a "rafter" that leads from the "new" room to the old cabin.
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@wolfgirl569 (20315)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Aug
@TheHorse I'll be watching for it.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
@wolfgirl569 In real life, it looks quite nice. I hope my photos capture the beauty.
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@Janet357 (23258)
14 Aug
yes. i think white is better.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
I think the room was white "back in the day."
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@Janet357 (23258)
14 Aug
@TheHorse you know i remember your cabin last night when we watched abandoned houses on youtube these cabins or houses were nestled in the middle of nowhere. as in the middle of mountains with no neighbors at all. do you have neighbors there?
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
@Janet357 Yes, but most are pretty far away. Or they're only there some of the time.
@BarBaraPrz (23917)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Aug
Did you paint all those flies, too?
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
That picture was taken AFTER I cleared out 1000 or so flies.
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@BarBaraPrz (23917)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Aug
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
@BarBaraPrz I admit to having spent part of one evening watching the fire from a chair an BLASTING flies with my bug killer as they swirled around my ceiling light. My Buddhist leanings don't include not killing flies.
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@kareng (16637)
• United States
15 Aug
Yes, the green needs to go.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug
I think I managed to paint over all of it. I'll do a "during" post soon.
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@kareng (16637)
• United States
16 Aug
@TheHorse I am looking forward to the next set of pics and also the final result.
• Belews Creek, North Carolina
14 Aug
The peach looks suspiciously similar to the colour MrP recently painted the basement family room here (I suspect MrsJ was at least partially responsible for the colour choice.)
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
I assume Ms J holds great power over Mr. P.
@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
Did you have a say?
@Corbin5 (153177)
• United States
14 Aug
When a smaller thermostat was installed on our living room wall, the hospital green from the 1980s appeared. It is an ugly color in my opinion.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
Oh no! Upon first read I thought you meant DISappeared. Is it still green?
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@Corbin5 (153177)
• United States
14 Aug
@TheHorse No, I painted the entire wall because there is no universal white paint. There should be universal white paint that takes on the exact color of the white paint that is already on the wall, but alas, no such white paint exists.
@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
15 Aug
The two colors look Eastery together.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug
Heh. I think I was able to make the green go away.
@FourWalls (20602)
• United States
14 Aug
I always thought “hospital green” was a color to remind you that you’re sick. Peach sounds a lot better.
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@TheHorse (90211)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug
Heh. Not my favorite.
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• Austin, Texas
16 Aug
Hospital green reminds me of vomit. It's because of that movie "The Exorcist".
• United States
16 Aug
ugh.i systematically removed that green from my house.my grandfather had EVERYTHING green.even some ceilings.i never want to see "sea foam green" in this house again.
@RasmaSandra (30022)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
16 Aug
Not my preferred color with those walls if they stay that color I think the window frames might look nice in dark rose.
@cacay1 (45486)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Aug
That is a very symbolic color for life green for peace. It is so cool, so fantastic.