Begone, Wood Trim!

breakfast nook Collage

Hey all! Thanks for reading even though I haven’t posted much this week. We’ve been trying to crank out a lot of house/yard projects this summer, but they all take time, and thus I haven’t had the chance to post as many little crafty cute things as I’d like to.

This week I’ve been working on this space:

wood trim breakfast nook

The breakfast nook (before picture above) has always been workable, so I hadn’t bothered to do much to it other than hang pictures. But last week while we were painting some other stuff, I decided it was time to paint the dark wood trim. I have nothing against wood but in this room it was looking dated and a little too 1980’s summer camp.

2 coats of Zinsser Cover Stain (water based) and 2 coats of semi-gloss white (untinted white base from Behr) later and we have this!

kitchen nook white

I painted a couple of coats on the plank wainscoting too. It had been previously an off-white cream color (combined with the wood trim, totally dated!).

breakfast nook white

Ahh, so much fresher in here! Next, I’m planning to paint the walls and install a DIY roman shade in the window. We’re also going to remove the battered quarter-round baseboards and replace them with some more substantial base trim. Then I’m going to do something to make over the 70s oak table and chairs we inherited from my in-laws. So many projects, so little time!

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