Some of you thought I should paint all the wood white. Others felt that wood should be touched by stain and stain alone. And then there were people like me stuck somewhere in the middle. Just register us as "I" for indecisive.
So, I traveled the road of moderation and painted some of the trim. And, you know what? I love it!
The trim around the outside of the window was painted in Benjamin Moore's "Mayonnaise." It's the same as the wall color. The inside window trim was left in the original stained finish.
The white trim has definitely given the room a much more spacious feel. In fact, I keep getting the feeling that something is missing or that I forgot to put a piece of furniture back in place. It opens up the room so much!
I'm also glad that we kept some of the wood trim stained, as it ties the windows in with the rest of the wood in the room.
You may have noticed that some of my new pillows arrived.
The zebra print and orangy-pink pillows go a long way in adding some color and pizazz to the sectional.
I'm so pleased with how they turned out! Still planning to add one or two more in another color/pattern. I'll keep you posted on that.
Oh, and see that trim in the kitchen? It isn't safe from the paintbrush.
My white trim-loving friends will be happy to know that the crown molding and trim are being painted white.
But don't fear, my dear stained wood-lovers. The kitchen cabinets will remain stained.
There. I think everyone should be happy. Maybe I'll run for office :)
I'd love to hear your views on the "Great Wood Debate." Or, if you'd rather remain neutral, we can just share some pillow talk.