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I LOVE THIS...and I am so inspired. I have been living in a log home for almost 15 years and the walls are closing in on me. I am terrified to paint but seeing this spread has given me confidence. I love the light and airiness of this home and look forward to the day when I can come home to my house feeling light and fresh as opposed to the current heaviness I feel when I walk in my doors. We live on an island in Washington State--we are not on the water so it is not exactly a "beach" house...but the fact that we are surrounded by the Puget Sound and are sailors makes me think we can get away with adding a beachy, light feel to our home. Still nervous, but ready to take the plunge. Thanks for the inspiration and for all of the comments that support the painted log look.

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T.J.'s Painting & Renovations Co.

The whitewashed walls give this home such an airy, open feel! Beautiful!

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Well all I can say is our summer kitchen on the farm was made out of logs and the interior was plastered in some spots and the logs were whitewashed. Looked bright airy and light unlike the natural log color. I think whitewashing is the way to go as it provides a natural look on the log (i.e., like the skin of a birch tree which is white so no problem with white logs). I would never paint a log as that's an unnatural application of a product that would show thru on the walls and diminish the feel somewhat. So go ahead and whitewash if you want that light airy feel. I personally don't like the dark tone of the filler between the logs (too busy for me) and would make that white as well.


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