Tuesday, August 03, 2010

a whiter shade of pale

So I'm sitting here waiting for a phone interview that looks like it might not happen. I jumped through all the hoops, faxed everything in, did the assessment test, and now... nothing. Weird.

So while I wait, I'm (of course) looking at blogs and falling in love with other people's houses. Lately I've been thinking about the Very Tan Family Room we have and wondering how to cheaply change its tanness. I've been trying to muster the courage to paint over perfectly good wood. After looking at this basement re-do, I think I'm going to do it. White reflects light, right? And light is what I need here in the Great White North, especially in the wintertime.


Meredith said...

That sounds like a great idea and a fun project. Make sure you post before & after pics!

Marcia said...

I think it would look good white. I always have a hard time paintint wood, too. But if it's not working, time to cover it up!

Patty O. said...

We have some (faux) wood in our kitchen--half the wall has wood paneling. We painted it white a couple years ago and I couldn't be happier with it. It looks sooo much prettier and does brighten up the kitchen a lot.

Did the interview ever happen? I had been thinking about it this week while I was in Chicago. Bummer.