5 Burning Questions From Worthing Court Readers

5 Burning Questions From Worthing Court ReadersPin

I get oodles and oodles of questions from Worthing Court’s readers.  Everything from “where did you get that” to “how do I do this” to “where did Pookie’s name come from”.  And you know what?  It ALWAYS makes my day!  I love, love, love hearing from each and every one of you!  So, I thought it might be fun to take a few minutes to answer some of those questions today!

1. What color are the walls in your house painted?

The entire interior of our house is painted with Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige interior latex in the flat finish.  When we got to the interior painting part of the house remodel, I wanted gray, but Pookie wanted beige.  So, the compromise was for me to find a beige with undertones of gray.  Our last house had a different color in every room, which limited what I could put into the rooms.  In this house, I was bound and determined to use a neutral color throughout the house that would go with everything!


family room with neutral furniture and white entertainment centerPin

2. I want to paint my brick fireplace.  Do I need to use primer?  How did you paint yours? Do I need to use oil base paint?

This was such a simple project, but made such a HUGE difference!  We did not use primer on our fireplace brick prior to painting it. The brick (and the trim around it) is painted with Sherwin Williams Extra White interior latex in the semi gloss finish.  The only prep work was to give all of the brick a good brushing with a stiff brush and then to vacuum up all of the loose dirt.  It was painted using a combination of a thick roller and a paint brush (to get into all of the nooks and crannies).


Fireplace Makeover Before And After || Worthing CourtPin

3. Where did you get the light fixture in your breakfast area?

I fell in love with this light fixture as soon as I saw in online!  It’s the perfect mix of the rustic, industrial, farmhouse look that I so love.  I was terrified though, when it arrived at my door – the box was humongous and I just knew I had made a horrible mistake!  Once it was released from its box and all of the packaging was removed, the size was just fine though.  Whew!  Unfortunately, it’s no longer available, so I can give you a link for it.


Rustic Farmhouse Breakfast Area - Before And After || Worthing CourtPin

4. Where did you get the shutters flanking the mirror in your dining room?

Actually, those aren’t shutters – they’re really bi-fold doors that came out of one of the beach condos that we remodeled.  I took them apart and cut each door in half.  They’re hanging with two D rings that are attached to the upper corners on the back of each one.


Farmhouse Dining Room Reveal - Before And AfterPin

5. Where did you get the light fixtures on your front porch?

I replaced the light fixtures at the same time that we replaced our front door and it was a loooong search.  Kind of like Goldilocks looking for one that was just the right size.  😀  They came from Build Direct and can be purchased HERE (affiliate link, see my full disclosure HERE).


front porch with gray siding and gray front door flanked by plantersPin

It’s been fun chatting with you today!  I’ll come back again one day to answer more of your questions here on the blog.  I don’t even mind getting a little personal – I’m a pretty open book.  In the meantime, keep those questions coming!


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  1. I love reading your blog, looking at your pictures and using your ideas! The hubs is in the (very slow) process of making a farmhouse hanging hanging lantern display like the one in your dining room for me.

  2. Thank you for the great ideas. Love your style.

  3. Thanks for putting together all that info!

  4. Love the Q&A post! I always get inspired by your posts, thank you!

  5. Thank you am enjoying your blog

  6. This question and answer post is a good idea. So many times I wonder where to purchase or make the object. I am enjoying your posts am glad I signed up.

  7. Loved this post! Keep them up. I want to know when you are going to have another fashion post? Enjoy your day! 😉

  8. Enjoy following your blog so much! Keeping with your Q & A today, may I please ask where you found your geometric family room rug? Thanks so very much!! Betty

  9. Dina Bradshaw says:

    I love your blog and your farmhouse style. Keep the inspirations coming!

  10. Love everything you do. I can feel the warmth of your house. You seem like such a fun person. I loved the pics of your trip to giraffe manor. Thanks for including a question and answer section to your blog.

  11. Jo Kathryn Maddox says:

    I love the idea of using the bi-fold doors. I have a set that are begging to be repurposed!

  12. Jo Kathryn Maddox says:

    I love the idea of using the bi-fold doors. I have a pair that are begging to be repurposed.

  13. Jill Miglin says:

    You always have such great ideas. Thanks.

  14. I always assumed those were shutters – what a clever repurposing. And I love your 3-section counter box – so cute!!

  15. Thanks for the info! Wish more bloggers would!

  16. I really enjoyed this question and answer session. Let’s do it again, soon! 🙂

  17. Loved this post. Your great room is spectacular!

  18. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    What brand and color paint is on the bi fold door shutter in the dining room?

  19. I just painted in a Haze color (w. antique white) so this is welcome news that your entire home is in a color like this. Beautiful.