in which Youngest's room is famous

Look!
I wrote to Apartment Therapy!
And not only did they post my question, but "they" don't like knotty pine either.

We cannot even tell you how excited we are.

Comments

psychicgeek.com said…
I think pickling only translates well to floors. And vegetables.
I would be painting it white yesterday.

Knotted pine kitchen cupboards is why we installed a new kitchen. With white cupboards.
Velma said…
Just make sure you prime it with KILZ or something similar and have at it!
Anonymous said…
Oh, Blackbird, thanks to you I LOVE Apartment Therapy, and have even begun their 8 Week Cure. It's really changed how I envision our home and how we inhabit it. It truly is a cure, and I'm enjoying it immensely thus far. I've always been a design freak anyway.

Good luck w/ Youngest's room! I'll be watching.

ex-bb
robiewankenobie said…
"we" are very impressed.
be*mused jan said…
So where were you when I was debating this very issue for 5 years in my last house?
We finally moved...left the issue unresolved because everyone seemed aghast when I suggested a change...*You AREN'T going to PAINT OVER THAT NATURAL WOOD, are you?*
I knew I should have painted it.
Kim said…
just rip it off and start again. Because even if you paint over it, it's still knotty pine panelling.

And all that effort painting it and it still being the same thing underneath would just shit me to tears.

Either that or I could find some way of blaming my mum for it's very creation if you like.
Eliane said…
I have to say I am with Kim on this one...
marian said…
We have dark woodwork in our house, too, although no paneling, and we also have the whole guilt thing about painting over it, although we're longing to do so!
celestial opus said…
As a former hell no that white sucks/ current white room clean line bedroom dweller, yea! on the paint! He/You will love it!

Oy, but the comment about the humidifier and melting walls scares me.
MsCellania said…
Naughty Pine belongs in a one-room cabin in the Big Woods of Minnesota, I think. With wood stove blazing and quilts and hurricane lamps making things cosy.
How about that Ralph Lauren paint with sand in it to effect a sueded plank look? And painting it will have a Mark-Eden-Bust-Developing pectoral muscle benefit! I helped my seester paint a room with it, and it was rather like moving waves of cement across the wall. But nice when completed.
On further reflection, won't you have to use Kilz or something to strip lacquer or varnish first prior to painting? This is sounding toxic!
Schmutzie said…
Excellent!
Wendy said…
You know what I did with the miles of knotty pine paneling in our basement... prime it and paint away.

If you fly me out there, I'll paint it for you.
Caset said…
those are the tretorn ballena boots. they have them at piperlime.com amongst other places... i've been eyeing them myself - such a lovely shade of brown!
Loretta said…
PAINT!

Our first house was really a summer cabin that had been winterized and added onto. The entire first floor was panelled in knotting pine - including the ceiling. It was gorgeous in the winter and very atmospheric. In the summer, blech. I could never convince Mr. Pom to paint the main areas, but we did paint the kitchen and sunroom. It looks beautiful painted, very rich and substantial.

To paint is to live!
scarlettm said…
One more voice in the knotty pine debate: When we bought our house, the entire first floor was paneled in knotty pine, as was the finished basement. On the first floor, we tore it out and sheetrocked - it looks significantly better. A few years ago we hired a painter to prime and caulk the basement pine and paint it an attractive Restoration Hardware color and it looks fantastic. Either way, it needs doctoring!

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