|Coat #1 in Craft Room|
And the After!:
|Through the bedroom door you can get a glimpse of the new lamps and nightstand|
Speaking of the paneling, I really like the look of painted paneling. I think it brings a nice texture to the room. But man, is it frustrating to paint! The grooves made cutting in so much more difficult as shown in this picture:
I would run my brush along the edge, and then have to go back and paint each groove vertically because not all of it would get painted and then the edge of the groove would have a glop of paint caught in it. It was time consuming to say the least.
The grooves even caused an issue with the roller. This is what Corey had to do for rolling:
I had been thinking I'd paint all the trim white, but I really like the color next to the rich wood trim. But the wood trim isn't in the best shape when you look closer, so now I'm not sure what to do. Sanding it all down and re-staining sounds kind of awful. But there's a lot of paint on the trim from people who weren't so careful in the past. There are scratches & dings, there is discoloration, and the windowsills are water damaged and VERY scratched up. We both really love the look of the wood though, so whatever we do we won't be painting it. That sound you just heard was my Dad sighing with relief.