Saturday, December 20

From Office Building to Church: Part Sixteen...


A man in our parish is a talented artist, so the church commissioned him to paint "marble" on the bottom half of the walls of the church. A chair-rail was added and our rental building looks even more church-y then before!! My husband and one of the carpenters of the parish also added some height to the altar table and Table of Oblation and then stained the wood to match everything else a bit more. I'll post more pictures when everything is back in it's rightful place and the new liturgical covers and Christmas greenery are up!

I think that the white walls should be painted blue (like at this church), but I'm having a hard time convincing the priest... what do you think?

7 comments:

Lady of the Mote said...

those are some beautiful blue walls!
your church is looking nice

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

Ordinarily I would agree with you--that shade would look gorgeous against the gold--but I'm afraid that it will draw attention to the drop ceiling. As it stands, the wall and ceiling seem to blur together, making the room look taller and less office-like.

either way, I'm amazed at what you have done to the space. How gorgeous!

Emma said...

I hadn't thought of that, Meredith! The drop ceiling strikes again! We've had a terrible time with it already because it muffles my husband's voice when he is in the altar and the choir (which admittedly could use a little muffling;)) has to sing louder for people in the back to hear... surprising, because the space isn't that large.

Matushka said...

M. Emma, Wow the church looks wonderful!

I don't think you should paint the walls blue. The church in N.J. is large on the inside and it will close in the walls of your church and be very, very blue.

Talk with the man who is doing the painting in your church now. He will have some excellent suggestions as this is all part of a whole-including the walls. We painted our walls a color of yellow/gold that is used in churches and it looks so wonderful. Our church is small and it keeps an open feel. Also, yellow with a touch of gold looks so great with icons and would look great with the marbled walls.

I can't wait to see the church finished and decorated!

M.Michelle

Matushka said...

Also, what is above the drop ceiling? A church in WA. took their drop ceiling out and it looks so much better. The acoustics are better too. (This is if they really bother you).

You might have to do a little work up their to make it look presentable to the eye, which may not be worth your money. However, if your going to be in your space for several more years it might be worth the money.

M.Michelle

Pres. Kathy said...

The church is looking beautiful. The icongraphy looks amazing and I like the "marble" wall. I can't wait to see more pictures.

SacredandtheProfane.com said...

I'm agreeimg with the no blue. We just moved our church from one warehouse to another. The first was light blue--way too dark for a small space. now we have a cream/gold/red combo and its much better.

here's some photos: http://www.theologian.org

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