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Old 04-14-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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White vinyl windows with wood trim... crazy?


Hi all,

We have a 1914 craftsman bungalow with tons of trim that some fool (I said it!) painted white. We LONG to restore the old fir trim to it's original beauty, and would even be willing to spend what will probably be the ENTIRE summer stripping, sanding, staining and varnishing the window & door trim and baseboards, but we have brand new WHITE VINYL WINDOWS (which we also didn't install, but what can you do).

The question is, on a scale of 1-10, how tacky is it to have a medium-colour stained fir baseboards and window/door trim when the windows themselves are stark white vinyl? Right now there are high-end white blinds on all the windows too... does this increase the tacky-factor if we do the wood window trim?

Thanks you all in advance!!

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Tacky is in the eye of the beholder. Can you and the people you live with - live with the look? I say go for it - what's the worst that can happen?

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I have a few white vinyl windows with stained wood trim. I think it looks fine.
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I've seen it done many times as well, and does not look bad unless you are going for a certain look or character. It actually gives the window a bit of 'pop' such as an accent wall might do to a room. If not sure, you could always start with one and decide if you like it and if it will be worth your summer to do the rest.
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What Wrangler said. If you don't like the look, you can always paint it again. The only real investment is your labor. The materials are pretty cheap.
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Its what you like; personal preference as you are the one who will see it everyday. No problem with the combo thou.

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