Asked 2014n Mar 13, 2014
Fireplace built ins: Stain or Paint?
I will be having built ins around the fireplace and I am trying to decide if they should be stained or painted. The built ins will be floor to ceiling. My room is small: 16 ft x 16 ft and the walls are broken up with door to outside and double casement windows on one wall with a 4' door opening to another room on the opposing wall. The opposing wall to the fireplace has a 3 ft hallway opening. I am trying to decide if the built ins should be stained or painted. I like the look of stained with my fieldstone fireplace but am wondering if that will be too "heavy" visually for the small room. Help, please!!