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ATF1978 02-06-2013 01:58 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?


havasu 02-07-2013 10:50 AM

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I had a similar problem with an extremely dark room. I removed half of the walls and painted them a lighter color, and am now satisfied with it. Of course, I considered eliminating all of the oak walls and/or painting them white, but just couldn't do it, especially with several hundred dollars of red oak crown molding around the entire room. I posted before and after pics to show what I am writing about.


havasu 02-07-2013 10:50 AM

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I had a similar problem with an extremely dark room. I removed half of the walls and painted them a lighter color, and am now satisfied with it. Of course, I considered eliminating all of the oak walls and/or painting them white, but just couldn't do it, especially with several hundred dollars of red oak crown molding around the entire room. I posted before and after pics to show what I am writing about.



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