Cedar Or Painted Baseboard & Trim In Cedar Home? - Interior Decorating - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Interior Decorating

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Two Knots
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 02-10-2020, 11:40 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 6
Default

Cedar or Painted Baseboard & Trim in Cedar Home?


Hello, I have a 1970ís lindal cedar home and Iíve painted a few of the dark wood walls and replaced the old wood doors with 15 lite doors. I had started replacing the damaged baseboards and ugly old wood trim with cedar but now Iím questioning that in the newly painted areas. Is it customary to choose one baseboard & trim for the whole house and stick to it? Here are photos of the newly painted walls with no trim and one that I trimmed in cedar. Should I change it to painted white trim? Help!

The goal is the lighten up the house without losing all the rustic charm.

I may end up painting all the walls but probably not. Some will remain wood along with all the ceilings and beams remaining wood.

Thanks for any input!
Attached Thumbnails
Cedar or Painted Baseboard & Trim in Cedar Home?-img_3332.jpg   Cedar or Painted Baseboard & Trim in Cedar Home?-img_3333.jpg   Cedar or Painted Baseboard & Trim in Cedar Home?-img_3334.jpg  
HattleysGreens is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-10-2020, 04:21 PM   #2
retired painter
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: east tenn
Posts: 8,153
Rewards Points: 308
Default

Re: Cedar or Painted Baseboard & Trim in Cedar Home?


Pine trim is generally more durable than cedar. IMO it looks best if there is uniformity through out the house although the main thing is to have what you can see from one area be the same. My house is half and half, painted trim in the living rm, kitchen, dining rm, etc, with stained trim in a hallway, full bath, laundry rm and 2 of the 3 bedrms.
mark sr is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-12-2020, 01:50 PM   #3
Member
 
Two Knots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,570
Rewards Points: 5,035
Default

Re: Cedar or Painted Baseboard & Trim in Cedar Home?


We have white washed cedar walls in our family room with white painted doors
and white painted and whitewashed-molding...In a bathroom we have
painted cedar walls, a white painted door and we left the bathroom ceiling natural cedar.
The rest of the house is painted creamy white with white painted floor and
ceiling moldings. A couple of windows and the divider between the LR and DR
are stained dark....You can mix it up, just keep in mind it should blend and flow,
nothing should stick out like a sore thumb...for instance in our family room,
we have dark stained trim around doors on one side and the other side of
the room is stained light to match the walls.
Nik333 likes this.
__________________
Behind every clever man is an astonished woman!
*Joann*
Dogs love me, men fear me!
Two Knots is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Two Knots For This Useful Post:
Nik333 (02-13-2020)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts