I've lived in my house for a little over a year now and been toying with the idea of painting all the original wood work in the living room and dining room. After seeing this gorgeous trim today on Martha Stewart, I'm decided - YES, YES, YES!
The walls in my living room are the same shade as the Martha Stewart room and I'm going to use a nice creamy white for the trim.
Here are the before photos:
|Window and trim to be painted.|
|Leaving the door as is, painting the trim...|
|Wood panelling to be painted in BM Stone House to match the rest of the walls. PS, the picture tube on my old tv is failing so I'm getting a new tv as well this week - 21st century, here I come :)|
|Dining room trim and door.|
|Windows to be painted|
|Better view of trim to be painted - see how much shellac they put on the trim?! OMG - it looks so awful!|
|Wanting to paint or refinish the table, too. Sigh...|
So there it is. I'm planning to use the Zinsser oil based primer so that I don't have to sand, but I've heard it's very smelly. This project will have to wait for some cooler days so I can leave the windows open all day and night. Wish I was better at taking photos of these tiny rooms, they really are much cuter than my photos show. You'll just have to use your imagination.
I'm so excited now. Can't wait to see it finished!!!