My living room built-ins and I have had a love-hate relationship since I first laid eyes on them.
At first glance, they were pretty, and the only thing wrong with them was that they weren’t designed the way I would have designed them.
To begin with, they were stained the same reddish-brown ALL the other wood in this house were stained when we moved in.
The first change made to the living room built-insJust before Christmas 2020, I painted the living room built-ins white. They always bug me most when I start decorating for Christmas! Painting them white was a huge step in the right direction! Everything looks better against the white where the dark wood created “blank holes” into which decor disappeared.