Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Don't paint it.

Over the past year, I have picked up quite a few old wood pieces (a cigar table, a chair, a frame, etc.) that I bought with the expressed intent of painting. However, once I got them home, I was reluctant to cover up the original wood. I love love love the look of wood - especially when used as structural elements in a home, ie. beams and floors. Here are some photos that have been inspiring me lately to keep it natural.







5 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

excellent post.

...y un poco de diseƱo said...

i love natural wood!!!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

cool images, and i'm with you. i have a lot of natural timber, and really think twice before painting it, probably because i stripped it back myself.

Design Within said...

Love it...and loved chatting with you yesterday. Once again...I LOVE your site! Keep up the great work. xox J

Elissa said...

I'm right there with Jules. Once you've stripped several layers of paint (that I'm sure were oh so chic in their day) off of a dresser that has fabulous wood grain and veneers underneath, you become very hesitant to cover any natural wood. Every time I see a "before and after" where something was painted turquoise (though I love the color), all I can think about is how much time it will take to take the paint off when you are tired of the color.