Saturday, February 21, 2009
Painting in the Bathroom
Last evening I went to Sherwin Williams and bought paint for the bathroom woodwork. I will re-paint it sometime today. After I did the kitchen woodwork, the bathroom woodwork looked shabby. I couldn't find any of the original paint so I chose a different but similar color and will paint over it all.
Whoever owned this house before we bought it began painting the natural woodwork. It had been stained dark oak. The trouble is, they only painted part of it. None of the bedroom woodwork in painted or the half bath either. Eventually, I will paint all of it. The natural woodwork is kind of beat up looking. If I had my choice I would leave it all natural but after half of it had been painted, I just re-painted. The original is very dark. Painting does lighten it up and make it clean looking.
I don't like dark wood. The cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms are dark oak and there nothing I can do about that. It makes the kitchen dark. There is only one window in the kitchen and it looks out onto the covered patio. That makes the kitchen dark. The living room is dark too because it too only has one window. Since the front is brick, there was no way to make another window in there without re-making the house.
This house is a compromise, that's for sure.