Knotty Pine Breakfast Nightmare
Jennifer Szpila
February 2, 2014
What to do with the walls in our breakfast room. The wood is real knotty pine, but there's way too much of it. Any ideas are appreciated.
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bella_djordjevski
I'd paint it all a cream color, maybe mirrors in the bookcases? It's a really cozy space! I love it.
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Agnė Žvikaitė
Well wood is really amazing....just its really too much of it...makes the room really dark...try leaving just one feature wall of knotty pine...and others painted in light tones (sand)...ceiling should definately stay white...also add as much lgting as you can (led lights)....good luck.
3 Likes    Bookmark   Thanked by Jennifer Szpila    February 2, 2014 at 11:31AM
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newman1958
Leaving the bottom half of the room wood, paint the top half with white cabinet paint. You will have to do some prep to the wood for the paint to look good. If possible add some can lights around the perimeter of the room to add light.
    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 6:08PM
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MarleneM
I would take a different approach and paint the built in cabinets and that wall only. I think the room is very charming. The valances look like they need to be hung higher also. From the photos the rug looks dark also, but don't get a good view of it. Something brighter for a rug and light fixture would help a lot.
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smarterthandog
The title of your thread gave me a laugh!
    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 8:14PM
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usergray
It's hard to suggest when all angles are not shown.
I agree, it's dark but I wouldn't paint logs (is it a log house?).
-First bring in more lighting, then lighten flooring.
-I recommend adding a stone veneer (2 walls or just end wall) of a light ledgestone....it would keep the same feel and style, but it would lighten it up plus, add value and character.
-Maybe loose the curtains also...?
Even though it's dark, I find the ceiling extremely white and doesn't fit? Maybe it's just the picture.
    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 8:05AM
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decoenthusiaste
Whitewash to lighten and retain the character of the wood. You can also tint the wash as in pic #1.
Ranch Style by the Lake
Winter Cabin
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Jennifer Szpila
Update! Paneling is white.
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Emily Hurley
Looks beautiful!!
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bluenan
Oh wow!! It looks so fresh and bright, I absolutely love it!
1 Like    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 5:30PM
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smarterthandog
Now it's a dream come true!
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chookchook2
What a lot of work you've put in!
    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 5:51PM
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MarleneM
That looks great! And thanks for the update! The best part of offering the advise is seeing the outcome.
    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 5:55PM
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