Mixing wood finishes
I am in the process of buying a 70s house that is very dark brown. Brown wood trim everywhere. Dark brown wood interior and exterior doors. Dark brown wood floors. Dark brown window frames (some wood, some vinyl). Love wood. Hate dark brown. My first plan of attack was going to be to paint the trim white and leave the floors and doors. Now, I'm starting to fear that if I don't refinish the floors before I move in, I never will. I am waiting on estimates but I don't know if my budget will also extend to painting the doors. How bad would it be to leave the doors as-is? Unless this is all remarkably cheaper than I expect, I think the windows are staying brown for now. I'm not sure how well the vinyl will take paint and I'm putting up curtains anyway. The floors would be refinished in a lighter stain, with maybe reddish undertones. Enough to contrast with the doors rather than just faintly mismatch. Any ideas?