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Painted Woodwork: Tragedy or Triumph?
November 10, 2012 in Design Dilemma
My husband and I are in the process of buying a classic old house (built in 1894). The guy who originally built the house owned the local lumber company so he put tons of beautiful moulding and trim work throughout the house. Great, right? The issue is that I have always loved painted woodwork. I am not at all into period restoration and will be moving my mostly transitional goods in. We have owned other old houses and I have always painted the woodwork but this house has real history. People always say, "How could you paint that beautiful woodwork?" And my answer is always, "Because its my house and I love it!" Would I be doing this historic house a disservice or do I make it into the perfect house for us and paint the woodwork? Opinions please!