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Painting 1930s Wood Trim and Panelling

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Have you ever wanted to paint out your wood trim but been afraid you wouldn't like it once it was done?? I had 1930s original fir trim in my house that had aged to a brilliant orange with a shellac coat on top to ensure the brilliance. It was beautiful in its own way but not what I wanted so I primed and painted it - 12 gruelling hours of crawling along the floor but it was so worth the effort!!

To see more: http://designdreamsbyanne.blogspot.ca/2012/03/painting-wood-trim.html

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  • Anne @ DesignDreams by Anne

    Thanks Miriam, it took me a full year and a half to get up the courage myself!!

  • TheKimSixFix
    TheKimSixFix San Francisco, CA

    I know you will get a lot of wood lovers who will be appalled but I think it is beautiful. You have to love your house and want to live there. If you love it, then it is the best decision. I agree that the light/bright feeling is great! nice

  • Ally
    Ally Schenectady, NY

    Looks a million times better! I love wood too, but not orange wood.

  • Linda
    Linda Joseph, OR

    It is fabulous. I know the feeling about afraid to paint over wood but I finally decided I'm the one who has to look at it and I have all my trim painted white it just sets every thing off so nicely.

  • Raquel Moore

    I really like the colour in the hallway photo. What colour is this?

    • Anne @ DesignDreams by Anne

      @Raquel Moore It's 1 gallon of Behr's Almond Cream with a cup of Benjamin Moore's Lenox Tan mixed in. I found the Almond cream a bit too 'white'