Monday, March 15, 2010


I have mentioned it before and I will mention it again(and probably in the future) that our house is filled with oak wood.  Don't get me wrong,  I have nothing against oak but my problem is the color... 80's yellow oak!  It is so glaring and it outdates the house significantly.  So the question is paint or stain?  I chose paint only because I like the clean look of white.  After having the kitchen cabinets painted,  I hired the same painter(Bob) to do my living, dining and family rooms.  Today, I am sharing some picutes of our living room.

before shots:


(I removed the living room chair rail)

And after Bob left:
(taken in July)

Here it is now:
(I painted the stair spindles and will probably paint the rest except for the treads and handrail )

What do you think?


Mrs. Chic said...

It looks nice, I like your deep sofas! They look comfy

ashlina said...

absolute awesomeness.. looks good. love the pillows.

thanks for stopping by my blog.


A Perfect Gray said...

you did GREAT, babe. I took my livingroom chair rail down, too. big improvement. As for painting all the trim, I even painted our handrail on our stairs. It was that same oak, maybe a little darker. I used a high gloss black. much better!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

your setup is similar to mine, except yours is about twice the size--love it! my kitchen was full of oak too, and i had everything painted. i love the way your living room looks--great job.


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