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February 6, 2015

Today's Before & After Friday is going to open
a can of worms AND (possibly) a can of paint.

Are you an STP (Stained Trim Person)
or are you a PTP (Painted Trim Person)?



The chandelier looks so much better now
 that the room and trim are painted:

The homeowners even painted the trim around
the stair landing's octagonal window in this re-do:

Removing the window air conditioner and painting the trim
make this entryway and landing look completely different:

Before removing the carpet, painting the trim, and replacing the
light fixture, this hallway looked commercial instead of residential:

LOVE the hardwood floors.

Painting wood of any kind is a HUGE decision.  Once
it's painted it's a lot of work to go back to natural wood.

Staircase before:

Staircase after:

Here is the transformation from another angle:

It took some major scaffolding to paint these windows:


Removing the carpet, staining the hardwood floor, and
painting the trim completely transformed this bedroom:
I'd change out that light fixture, wouldn't you?

These two before and after photos are from
different angles of the same bedroom:

The french doors, left, were installed to separate
the open area shown in the right of the first shot.

Hello, family room.  Welcome to the 21st century!

Personally, I'm a PTP (Painted Trim Person)
it's historic, aged trim and molding.
(And even then I sometimes opt for paint.)

Maybe if you're looking around your house and thinking,
"Hmmm. . .  could use a little freshening up around here"
then you might consider painting the trim work.  Or not.  

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Yes, you are right about a historic house or a house that you do not want to change because of it's good value.

  2. I am a painted trim person. I always think it lighten up a room.
    Wonderful post today.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Depends on the character of the room I'm addressing.

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