Good Questions: Painted Woodwork- Yea or Nay?

Good Questions: Painted Woodwork- Yea or Nay?

Colleen Quinn
Oct 14, 2008

ATDC reader Lesa would like your opinion on a crucial home design question:

Should we paint our woodwork? We have worked on updating our early 1900's Bungalow (as seen in the before and after pictures) since moving in 6 years ago and when we bought the house we loved that that trim and built-ins had never been painted. But now….we are tempted to paint the woodwork white to get a more modern feel and lighten up the two rooms. Is this architecturally sacrilegious?

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