Nursery Restoration and Improvements

After extensive scrape testing done in the second floor Nursery, we were able to determine what the true closest original historic paint colors were from 1805. As you may recall, the Nursery was repainted a few years ago after plaster repairs had to be made, but the colors painted at that time, were not the actual historic colors.  At that time, a guesstimate was made based on a paint chip found during the plaster reapir. It was assumed to be the same golden ocre color as in the first floor main dining room and a trim color was was chosen by the Board at that time to compliment the bright yellow, based on a color at Monticello. Working with historians and museum professionals, the process of scrape testing was done throughout the room. We were then able to work with Benjamin Moore who carries a line of historic colors and matched the colors. The walls are Concord Ivory, the ceiling is Monteray White, the main trim is Cushing Green, and the baseboard is Tavern Gray.  We have also rearranged the room to be more conducive to a palce where children would have lived, including moving the furniture and adding toys, games, learning material, and samplers from the early 1800s. Thank you to the City of Salisbury for making this project possible and a big thank you to Paint Tech and Ben Jorden for doing such a great job!