To Paint or Not to Paint

So these are pic­tures of our lit­tle house. It’s still sport­ing the cur­rent own­ers’ dec­o­rat­ing style, which is not nec­es­sar­i­ly sim­i­lar to mine. Mine would be cra­zier and less tra­di­tion­al. That said, I’d just like to ask for your opin­ions. If it was your house, would you paint the door and the win­dow trims and the base­board white? I want to because I think it would refresh and update the look but I’m a lit­tle afraid because it’s some­thing that you can’t real­ly undo. Some peo­ple, includ­ing Troy, like the wood, but not me. I’m not plan­ning on paint­ing over the stairs and the kitchen cup­boards, though. They can stay the way they are. What do you think?

I’m so excit­ed about all the stor­age space in the kitchen and the bath­room. I love stor­age. And I can’t wait to start­ing my own gar­den in the back­yard and to mak­ing the front yard look less bor­ing. And to wash­ing that filthy back wall by the deck. Oh yes, that wall could def­i­nite­ly use some good pow­er-wash­ing. And/or paint­ing. Though exte­ri­or paint­ing means reg­u­lar main­te­nance, which we’re not too crazy about, so maybe not.

So I lied a lit­tle in my last entry about not being excit­ed about the house any more. I sure still am! :)

7 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I’ve seen this set on your Face­book some­times ago. I was expect­ing a new set… by the way, the set looks like they’re pro­fes­sion­al­ly tak­en.

  2. Re paint­ing of teh wood around the win­dows and the base­board — it looks okay as is in most of the rooms but with the wood­pan­elling in the kitchen cup­boards — omgawd wood-overkill much???? i think i would go psy­cho and paint it all! (and prop­bably regret it lat­er…).
    Hmm — good to see i will have a nice bed­room when i come to stay.…mwahahaahaaa!

  3. Well, Troy likes his wood so I’d let him have the kitchen cup­boards and the stairs and all the old doors upstairs. If it were up to me, I’d paint over all the wood!

  4. Save the wood! I’m afraid I’m with Troy on this one. Paint — espe­cial­ly white paint — just means repaint­ing. Stained wood is far eas­i­er to main­tain. But then it’s yr house and I’m sure it will look fan­tas­tic what­ev­er you do!

  5. I’ll stain the wood in much dark­er col­or, like espres­so. More con­tem­po­rary. Like you, I don’t like it too tra­di­tion­al. White paint will be my sec­ond choice ;)
    Any­way, con­grats for your new home!

  6. I thought I would like the wood, but after see­ing the pho­tos, I think white is a great idea. :) It would open up the house, make it brighter… and less dat­ed?
    beau­ti­ful house! i love the yard!!

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