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Dec. 6th, 2005

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Day 11: I've now done the first coat on the kitchen walls, so you can compare with yesterday's picture:
Kitchen today Kitchen yesterday
I think it looks quite smart, although that photo is slightly deceptive - it's actually a pale brown, rather than the white that it appears to be.

I've also done both coats of paint on my inverse feature wall, at the opposite end of the hallway. "What's an inverse feature wall?" I hear you ask. Well, I'm glad you asked me that! Normally, if you have lots of pale walls in a room, you then have one in a bolder colour to stand out from the rest, and that's a feature wall. In my case, I've done it the opposite way around, by having a paler wall surrounded by bolder ones. According to the colour theory I've read, this should make that wall recede into the distance, thusly making the hallway seem longer.

So, let us test this theory:
It's a bit unclear, but that brightly coloured stripe on the right-hand side is the kitchen wall. As you can see, this appears to be closer than the paler wall in the background. Cynics might say that it only appears to be closer because it is in fact closer, but to them I say "Pfah!" Hah, you don't have an answer to that do you, o imaginary strawmen?!

And on that triumphant note, I'm off to bed.


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Date:December 6th, 2005 06:20 am (UTC)
Sadly, I already knew what an inverse feature wall is! Clearly, I have spent way too long reading paint catalogues...

I'm very impressed by all this painting.
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Date:December 6th, 2005 11:34 am (UTC)
Darn - I actually thought that was an original term I'd made up that would confuse people :)
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Date:December 6th, 2005 10:38 am (UTC)
I suggest that the best way to make your hallway seem longer is to use a wider-angle lens. You could also equip your visitors with special glasses to give the same effect.
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Date:December 7th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
And have the insurance company on speed dial for when said visitors bump into and smash things as a result? :)
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