We live in a house built in 1929. The basement foundation is epic; like a dungeon (you can see a little of the stone wall in the top photo). The TV room has no natural light so I painted everything a light gray and painted one wall bright red. Every time I look at the wall I think "that is the best red I have ever seen". But I didn't start with the best paint.
I bought a Martha Stewart color (from Home Depot) called Maine Lobster. Three coats of paint later, I was back at Home Depot. This time I bought their Behr Premium Plus Ultra Paint and Primer in One. I matched Martha's Maine Lobster to Behr's Firecracker. O.M.G. That paint went on like whipped cream icing. One coat. Done. I'm a color freak and this red is perfectly red; not too blue, not too orange (my photo skills don't really do it justice).
I blogged about the Thomas Edison patent drawings this summer. I put them in black 24x36 frames from Micheal's. On the same day I bought them. You can see how I did it here.
Ok...only one more post about the basement; the plank wall, vintage sign, and source for some of the furniture.