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eclecticcottage
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To paint or not to paint...

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Leaning towards not.

We've got the dining room just about done. The debate is do we paint the beadboard (classic cottage style) or no....

Before and after below.

Working on pics of the hall, it has matching beadboard with light blue gray paint above. Hall is directly to the right and shares a wall. Also, the kitchen is open to the dining room-the dining room pics were taken while standing in the kitchen.

Here's the current kitchen also, no plans to paint.
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Re: To paint or not to paint...

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First and foremost you have my sympathy. I also am constantly banging my head over paint, stain, and even where I should strip things or leave them alone....

I love the natural look of the beadboard shellacked. I did my back hall that way...

So at least you have one vote in.

Can't wait to see how it comes out!!! No matter what you decide.
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Re: To paint or not to paint...

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Civil War Seamstress wrote:First and foremost you have my sympathy. I also am constantly banging my head over paint, stain, and even where I should strip things or leave them alone....

I love the natural look of the beadboard shellacked. I did my back hall that way...

So at least you have one vote in.

Can't wait to see how it comes out!!! No matter what you decide.

Haha, you have no idea. Choosing the green in the "after" was quite an event, and ended with me just painting and telling DH to deal with it because he didn't like it. It takes me FOREVER to decide on colors and wallpaper, and I wasn't looking to go back to the drawing board. He wanted to leave it the blah beige on top, the color it was when we bought it. ick.

Then we had to decide on the hall...arg. Now I remember why most of the Old House was natural pine!

We are leaning towards it, since you can see the kitchen has been poly'd.
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Current home: 1950's Summer Cottage turned year round home (the Cottage)
-@ 700 sq ft, heated with a wood stove, on the shore of Lake Ontario
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Re: To paint or not to paint...

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I know, I was alot of damn help wasn't I?? :wink:
I have the same problem with paint colors and the visionless hubby who tells me he dislikes everything I do...then later will say..."it grew on me, much like a fungus". Now this comes from a guy who thinks that A Harley in the living room is a biker's dream decor and as much as he likes things about our house wouldn't care if I did the decore in plastic milk crates and metal file cabinets.
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