What should I do to these doors?

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I really want to go white in my kitchen but should I paint this or leave it alone? I have had it this way for 20 years and I’m really ready for a change! ??!!

q what should i do it s beautiful ship lap and farmhouse doors

These doors are awesome!

q what should i do it s beautiful ship lap and farmhouse doors
q what should i do it s beautiful ship lap and farmhouse doors

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  • Jan Jan on Feb 07, 2019

    Paint it white. I am so jealous.

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Feb 07, 2019

    Your doors are beautiful. I would leave them alone. Perhaps you can add white to other areas to lighten up.

  • Janice Janice on Feb 07, 2019

    If you're ready for a change, paint it white!

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Feb 07, 2019

    YES PAINT IT!!!! I'm so tired of people telling me that I would be committing a sin to paint the solid wood. Well maybe I want to and I don't want to live with it like this anymore. LOL!!! No need to explain! HAHA....and remember if styles change, wood can always be stripped...it's almost harder to remove stain because it seeps in deeper. Good luck!

  • Gk Gk on Feb 07, 2019

    The doors and the ship lap walls would all look wonderful painted white. White paint would really brighten up your room. You would have to prime first.

  • Rymea Rymea on Feb 07, 2019

    I would paint the walls first then decide on the door. It might be a nice accent left alone but I would probably try to change the color to a greyer weathered look.

  • SL SL on Feb 07, 2019

    I would paint it anything that is painted you can use a paint stripper on it later and get it back to bare wood if you want. It works great.

    If your going with a white kitchen maybe try the door white and the trim black lots of people are using black on trim now.

    My favorite white is Alabaster by SW.


    I can tell you from experience white lower cabinets do get dirty with children.


    Our daughter in law did her uppers white and the lowers grey and it looks wonderful.


    I hope all goes well for your daughter and family.

  • Dee Dee on Feb 07, 2019

    After painting your walls, if you still don't like it, I would try white washing the doors. If you still don't like it paint them

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Feb 07, 2019

    First of all, prayers for your daughter's restored health. If you are ready for a change, paint your heart out! You will feel like you are in a new home.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Feb 08, 2019

    Yes, paint them. If you don't love something, change it.

  • Paint will make such a difference to how bright your room feels. Paint them! Be sure to seal all of the knots and pine with a good shellac based primer. Otherwise, your paint job will turn yellow in a few months.

  • Lizbeth Lizbeth on Feb 08, 2019

    It's up to you. Your house, your door, your choice! But as another poster said, you might want to do the walls first then decide about the door and its frame. Too much white can feel a bit overwhelming. And while I may be in the minority here, I've never found it easy (as some here seem to be saying) to strip painted wood if I wanted to go back to stain. It can be done, but it's not easy. In addition, you've got "crevices" formed by the crosspieces so stripping paint to restain will may harder than it would be with a flatter piece of wood. Good luck!

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Feb 08, 2019

    I am a natural wood lover. I understand the need for a change, though, and white will make it more contemporary.


    Remember, the doors and trim are their own entity. You can paint the walls and leave the doors and trim natural. I think the contrast will actually give a more dramatic make-over than painting everything.

  • Flawless Chaos Flawless Chaos on Feb 08, 2019

    I say paint them and consider a different door knob...I love vintage....maybe you could find something really unique at a antique store?

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