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! :)


  1. Sigit
    June 20, 2008

    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. rebecca
    June 22, 2008

    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. Firda
    June 22, 2008

    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. kaley
    June 26, 2008

    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. Lucky7
    June 26, 2008

    I vote no to paint­ing wood. I love wood and con­sid­er it a sin to paint over it.

  6. tia
    July 11, 2008

    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!

  7. june
    July 13, 2008

    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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