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Paint the baseboard and leave the crown?
August 21, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are slowly remodeling our home and have a big question. There is a ton of oak-ish woodwork. Baseboard, crown, foyer, kitchen cabinets, etc. Its all a nasty oak/red color and in horrible condition. It has been all been covered with a shellac (or something) so whenever there is a scratch or bump it shows up as a light mark. I have tried slightly sanding it down and re-applying a stain to make one color, but it takes a ridiculous amount. We are finally replacing floors and have gone with a scraped hickory- Pergo, I even ripped up the hardwood. My question is; can I paint the baseboards white and leave the crown oak? Maybe eventually we will get to that, but it would give us a much more contemporary feeling for now. Opinions please! I am getting overwhelmed by all the choices I have to make. In the picture, remember we are mid-reno, so none of the paint colors are staying. We are evolving towards a very eclectic yet modern and comfy feeling