Updating outdated wood trim

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I can not afford to make it white to sell my house ASAP as I am also getting divorced. So I have my Ben Moore fan decks out and almost picked Navajo white and Bone white until I read your hilarious descriptions about how bad they are! My dining and hall are already Jicama, but I thought I should tone it down. If you wanna hear people frothing at the mouth, this is a great post about whether to paint stained wood trim (on a Craftsman Home) on Apartment Therapy. If you are living in a home-built by Frank Lloyd Wright for instance, painting over the wood trim would be like putting a mustache on the Mona Lisa. Then there’s the Victorian period which morphed into the Edwardian period.

I have to stay with some yellow to deal with the horror of the woodwork but my living room is already a cheery yellow. But too white will make the woodwork even more Oompa Loompa. (Leonardo probably would’ve liked that.) ;] The same goes for a lot of architectural styles such as Arts and Crafts, AKA Craftsman Style and sometimes Shingle Style.

When I shared my cerused dining table makeover yesterday, I had several people comment and say that their own dining table needed a bit of an update as well.

(Someone did burn that place down to the ground many years ago.) Alright, I’ll calm down because for whatever your reasons, you need to keep the brown trim and there ways to make it look amazing!

this is the girl who painted her brand-new upholstered chairs and cabinet.

I need to exert some discipline because this post is about paint that goes with wood trim, not IF the trim should be painted.

You can completely change the stain color, and even give it a distressed/weathered look, like this table makeover from Simple Details Blog.

Before: After: Click here to see more of this table makeover from Simple Details Blog Idea #9: Add some sparkle to the top with glass, nailhead trim, etc., like this table makeover from Dwellings By De Vore.

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