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Painting 1930s Wood Trim and Panelling

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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  • Becky (J) P
    Becky (J) P Highland, IL
    on Aug 21, 2012

    interesting.....I would think you would pull it off and paint it then? Guess that's why I have never done it. lol

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Aug 21, 2012

    Oh, Anne, it looks amazing! I'd be terrified to try it, but it was well worth the risk!

  • Anne @ DesignDreams by Anne
    Anne @ DesignDreams by Anne Canada
    on Aug 21, 2012

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

  • TheKimSixFix
    TheKimSixFix San Francisco, CA
    on Aug 22, 2012

    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 work!

  • Ally
    Ally Schenectady, NY
    on Aug 22, 2012

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

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