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White washed knotty pine, off center window....ADVICE NEEDED!
chicitygal
January 8, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hello all,
long time "stalker" of this site, first time poster!! I have taken on the project of a master bedroom "makeover" and need some advice please!! This room has knotty pine tongue & groove panelling, which was almost a dark orange...solution was to white wash the panelling to brighten it up & still show off the pine, did i mention this was a DIY project? Latex based paint mixed with water and applied 2 coats with a rag. Attached are photos, do you think it needs a gloss coat on top? or leave it?
Also, need suggestions for decor in this room...as you can see I am trying to hid the off center window on the wall that the headboard/bed will be up against, but the other wall is all windows as well. Any thoughts or advice are appreciated!! T.I.A.
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decoenthusiaste
If the window doesn't face the street, you might block it off with something so the light won't show through. I'd seal the walls once you're satisfied with the results. My preference is a satin finish for softness in the bedroom. Glossy is cleanable but too shiny for me.
January 8, 2013 at 12:25pm   
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lefty47
HI -- I'm sorry but I don't like the wall panelling . It either has to be more white or painted totaly or removed all together. The way it is now is just too busy looking . If you don't need that window , then just cover or fill it in or just put a large picture over it . As for the drapes , they need to be more solid fabric and hung to fill the window wall and not hung in clumps the way they are now. Consider blinds under the drapes for a more finished look. Don't go glossy on the walls just maybe a semi finish if you are keeping what you have . Nice clean drywall walls would be so much better but thats just me.
January 8, 2013 at 2:25pm     
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House of Holland - TX
Definitely lose the drapes - it's kind of hard to tell about the walls since the pictures are so dark.
January 8, 2013 at 2:48pm   
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Jayme H.
I think the curtains are distracting. Almost like too much curtain. You could still work with that panelling I think. Lighting seems an issue also. I would go shades with an outer panel maybe if u want to keep curtains? Once furniture is in here, the panel won't be so evident as now...
January 8, 2013 at 2:51pm   
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houssaon
I am not a fan of dark sheer curtains. If you want to keep them, you need to get blinds or shades as was already mentioned.

The pictures you uploaded are really not good for us to see what the walls look like. But based on these photos, I would paint the walls.

There is a lot of darkness at the ceiling where you might not have been able to get the white wash.
January 8, 2013 at 2:57pm   
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LM Designers
The curtains are to distracting. You would get a totally different look with plantation shutters on the windows.
January 8, 2013 at 2:57pm     
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anitajoyce
I think you need to repaint the walls in a solid white or beige paint. The look of the walls now somehow look and feel unfinished.
January 8, 2013 at 3:03pm   
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chicitygal
thanks all, i love plantation shutters!
January 9, 2013 at 1:21pm   
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churchconverter
Although i think you've done a great job with lime washing i think the panels don't look right in the room as the ceiling is too low. I personally would've painted them. The curtains are too busy as well. Not enough light in this room to have darkish walls and darkish curtains too. Perhaps a white blind and the curtains pulled to the side with white linen on the bed??! Just my thoughts...
January 11, 2013 at 2:38pm   
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