Mitchell looked to her globe collection for color inspiration, matching paint colors to the colors on the globes. Was it hard? "Yes! Well, it was a lot of work, she says. "And not because painting stripes is all that hard, although I was really careful about taping off straight lines and taking a lot of time in between colors for drying. It was more because the paneling required a lot of prep time. There was some sort of old varnish on there, so I had to scrape and sand that wall within an inch of its life before I could get the stripes on and looking good."