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ATF1978 02-06-2013 02:03 PM

Painting Wood .... Help!
 
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We recently bought a home and are in the process of decorating. Our great room has a LOT of wood as you can see by the attached picture and the bottom portion of the wall has a darker wood that goes around the whole room. My husband and I feel that if we lighten that wood color, it will make the room a lot brighter. Looking for professional opinions on what to do. I know once we paint it, if that's the road we go down, there's no turning back! Thoughts? Color?

havasu 02-07-2013 10:56 AM

I personally like it as it. You could bring in more light by eliminating the TV and the stand which is blocking the window partially, and mount it above the fireplace for a clean look. You also have the option to add lighter furniture to brighten up the room. Lastly, you could also remove the wainscoting on the lower half of the walls, and/or paint it a brighter color. You do have the option to whitewash all the wood in the room, but you would lose much of the architectural class of the room, and I surely could not recommend this.

ValerieCasady 03-27-2013 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by havasu (Post 2551)
I personally like it as it. You could bring in more light by eliminating the TV and the stand which is blocking the window partially, and mount it above the fireplace for a clean look. You also have the option to add lighter furniture to brighten up the room. Lastly, you could also remove the wainscoting on the lower half of the walls, and/or paint it a brighter color. You do have the option to whitewash all the wood in the room, but you would lose much of the architectural class of the room, and I surely could not recommend this.

I agree. Its natural look is already a beautiful sight. The mahogany touch of the room seems to be very relaxing. Hmmm but if you're going to paint them.. I suggest painting it with a natural tone, definitely not the pastel colors. :)

ncartco 09-12-2013 04:32 AM

It's really look fantastic and entirely different look from others home what I suggest you that this is the best.. what you have putted. Moreover, put some famous painter like Monet, etc painting on the walls.

ValerieCasady 11-03-2013 08:08 PM

I would agree in choosing brighter colors so that is looks homey and relaxing.

imported_Rusty 11-04-2013 08:20 AM

ValerieCasady, what kind of homes do you have in the Philippines?

CarolG 12-02-2013 07:30 AM

I have another painting over wood question. Our current home was built in 1985 and it was done with dark wood trim, doors and cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom. I am thinking that I need to paint the cabinets off white, but what about the door frames inside the kitchen and bathrooms? What about the doors themselves? What about the wood wainscoting in the kitchen and den? Sorry - I don't want to mess it up, but I do want to be able to sell it when I'm done. Thanks so much, Carol

CallMeVilla 12-02-2013 08:26 AM

To ATF (which I hope does NOT mean Alcohol, Tobacco, anf Firearms):

You can lose the wainscoting completely and the room will feel lighter. Repainting the room white will amp the brightness without destroying the woodwork.

Next, you can reface the fireplace with light colored stone to lighten then room even more.

Finally, the room is boring because it lacks color. Wood ceiling, wood floor, wood on the walls! Get bright rugs, change the furniture to bring in coordinating accents, install UP lighting in the dark corners.

xroodx 12-14-2013 11:41 PM

quite well acrylic on wood falls

chrisn 12-15-2013 03:00 AM

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Originally Posted by xroodx (Post 97240)
quite well acrylic on wood falls

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