We purchased our first home less than a year ago. I have yet to paint anywhere in the house, because I am not sure what to do with the molding.
Currently the trim is dark brown. We were told that it was feather painted to look more like quarter sawn oak. Most people believe it really is a fancy hardwood and compliment our molding! There is no telling how long ago this was painted, but IÂm guess a LONG time ago. Our home is nearly 100 years old. The trim isnÂt in the best of shape. It needs touched up regardless.
I have been deeply considering painting all the trim white (aside from the fireplace mantels). I would paint the transom trim and doors too. I feel the white would brighten the rooms. We previously had an apartment in an old Victorian mansion and the trim was all painted a light color. I loved it!
However, my husband wants to preserve the trim in dark brown. And I know, once it is painted there is no going back.
What are your preferences? Advice? Photos?
Here are a bunch of photos throughout our house: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamieham/
The pine floors are lighter than they appear in the photos.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions or opinions!!!