Should I Paint My Oak Trim?
I really need help in this decision! We purchased our current house almost a year ago and the entire house has oak trim, oak doors and all oak cabinetry. The stain is supposed to be almost a cherry finish, but it has alot of orange tones to it.
I hate oak...honestly. I have wanted to paint it BM Linen White since we bought the house but I agreed to live with it for a little while to see if I would start to like it. A year later, I still firmly do not like oak. One of my reasons for feeling okay with painting the trim is that previous owners were not very careful when they painted rooms and the trim has alot of paint splatters, scuff marks and some doors have scratch marks from their dog.
I feel like it looks dated throughout the house, but when I mentioned my intentions to my neighbor she almost passed out at the thought I would paint "gorgeous" oak. We don't want to stay in this house forever, so is it a mistake?
I should also mention that the entire house is painted with white walls right now, so before I make decisions about wall color, I want to know if I am painting the trim. Oak is so limiting in color choices.
It is a gloomy day or I would take some pics and post now.