Don't like the pine wood ceiling. Should we white wash or paint it?
August 18, 2013
Should we white wash, paint it white or do something else? How about the area around the fire place? Also looking for a good paint color for the surrounding walls. We live near the beach.
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Paint the ceiling. Remove the two storage cabinets on both sides of the fireplace. Drywall around the fire place but leave the mantel alone. I think this will change the whole look of the family room.
    Bookmark   Thanked by bobandvon    August 18, 2013 at 3:14PM
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Do you want a coastal feel to the rooms? I have a coastal/cottage living room & kitchen, and painted all the walls and trim in Swiss Coffee by Behr because it's a standard off white and can be purchased off the shelf at Home Depot in multiple finishes. I pick up the accent colors in the decor.

The ceiling looks like it has a finish on it, not just a stain. That might make a white wash more difficult than a pure paint job, not sure. If it were me, I'd probably use a layer of primer then the same white you use for the walls if you are going that route.

What to do with the fireplace wall is a matter of personal taste. I happen to like the diagonal wood and would paint it the same as the ceiling, but that's me. If you paint that white, then I'd go with the fireplace being painted as well. The details on the mantle might look good if they were distressed a bit, if you like that look.

Nice rooms.
    Bookmark   Thanked by bobandvon    August 18, 2013 at 3:28PM
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I suggest taking it down and re-purposing it. It'd make a nice table or chest. Or sell it to some woodworker or reclaimed wood place. If all you want is a white ceiling, go with drywall. It'll look better.
    Bookmark   Thanked by bobandvon    August 18, 2013 at 3:46PM
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