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Modernizing a Craftsman

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After: Dining room
Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Jess Chamberlain

After: Dining room

Now, the room benefits from a built-in sideboard and wider, open doorways. Adding the sideboard yielded four square niches. The Pauleys hired Chehalis, Washington, painter Robert Flanary ( to fill those slots.

New cabinets were constructed, while old ones were repurposed. Originally located on another wall, the glass-door cabinets now bookend a madrone-topped sideboard. New glass knobs from Omega Too ( match the originals.

The new natural palette links the indoors with the outdoors. Wall paint is Twisted Oak Path #226, and the sideboard is Cleveland Green #1525 (both from



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