Before and After – Fireplace Update

February 3, 2011

So many homes built in the 1980s and 1990s have dated golden Oak trim throughout. This affects the final look many homeowners are seeking since the house’s trim is throwing off the colour scheme.

I was recently working with a great couple who were looking for a way to update their space and make it theirs.  Their house had great trim detail but the colour was throwing things off.  To help them with their look I suggested they paint all the trim white.

They liked the suggestion and decided to got for it.  With a little work and a gallon or two of white paint they quickly transformed their space into the contemporary home they were after.

Before the trim was painted:

Trim is a small detail that can be easily overlooked, but once changed it can transform a home.

I love what a little paint can do for a space.

  • Wow, what a difference! It really updates and brightens everything up. All for the price of paint ~ gotta love that! (love your chair too).

  • Brenda

    That does clean up the look.

  • What a difference the white makes. It makes everything look clean and crisp not to mention updated. They did a really great job.