goodbye white trim

a painting I will go
@mom210 (8403)
United States
July 13, 2021 12:05pm CST
When we moved into our house 16 years ago, I did not want anything to be white. No white walls, no white trim. Truth be told, I love stained trim, stained doors, but I guess that is old style, not in style anymore at least. I was told for resale value I needed to go with the style......white doors, white trim. Every summer, I walk around the house painting trim, painted doors because a lot of kids, means a lot of upkeep. The doors and trim look terrible after only one year. This year, I drew the line, fact is, I will most likely die in this house, pee on resale, the kids can figure it out after I die! So once again, I got my paint brush and paint out, my new trim is tan! Ha take that! And a dark tan too. Couldn't get a good photo of it, but I am pleased with it. I repainted the living room walls and trim this past week. It takes about 5 days to do my living room, I have triangle windows to paint around and vaulted ceilings. Have to get out an extension ladder. I am so pleased with the living room, I am doing the trim in the kitchen this week and the steps to the basement. next weekend will be all those white doors down the hall. Good bye white trim. Photo is from pixabay, I just thought it was cute.
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@JudyEv (253614)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Jul
Good for you. I don't like holes in walls (for putting up pictures, etc) but I figure we'll die here too so I'm not so worried now.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
21 Jul
That is one of the nice things that comes with age, less stressing about the small stuff I think. My kids have gotten amazed over the last few years, I say a lot more "I just don't care" like...."Mom, I broke the vase," ....."ah, okay".
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@JudyEv (253614)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jul
@mom210 You are so right. Some many things matter less and less now.
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@kaka135 (14360)
• Malaysia
31 Aug
I used to take better care of my house until I have kids at home...Well, I will just have to figure out what to do in future, and can't worry too much about it now. I agree with that as I am growing older... and perhaps wiser?
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@DaddyEvil (54317)
• United States
14 Jul
The house you live in should suit the personality of the owner. To heck with resale value until you get ready to sell the blasted place! You can always change the color scheme before putting the house up for sale.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
21 Jul
to heck indeed! They probably won't want to buy this house with me buried in the back yard anyway
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@DaddyEvil (54317)
• United States
23 Jul
@mom210 Hmm... I think that depends... There are some... uhh... weird people in the world, you know.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
24 Jul
@DaddyEvil very true, to many in my opinion.
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@LadyDuck (355387)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
White doors, white trims is surely not something I would like, I love to live in a house and not in an hospital. Paint the house with the colors you love, you are the one who has to live there.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
21 Jul
I agree, I have no idea why they are popular. They will not be in my houses anymore.
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@LadyDuck (355387)
• Switzerland
22 Jul
@mom210 I remember that they were popular in Italy when I was a kid.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
24 Jul
@LadyDuck one of the houses we lived i a few years ago had white kitchen cabinets, they were horrible. Not only did I find them ugly but sooo hard to keep clean especially with kids .
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@prashu228 (36510)
• India
14 Jul
Glad you decided to change the paint... hope you can post a picture later
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
21 Jul
for some reason it made a really bad glare, not sure why
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@prashu228 (36510)
• India
22 Jul
@mom210 ohh..so whats your next plan
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
24 Jul
@prashu228 have not made a plan yet, still thinking.
@just4him (253262)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Aug
That's great you're getting rid of the white trim, walls, and doors.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
27 Aug
it's been a long time coming, now to get the garage and basement cleaned up too. ugh
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@just4him (253262)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Aug
@mom210 One day at a time. That's what I've been doing for the past two months as I prepare to move.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
28 Aug
@just4him oh I didn't k now you were moving, same state just different place?
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@sallypup (48016)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 Jul
That's fantastic that you can do all that painting work. Last time I painted a wall I paid a contractor friend to come fix up my mess.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
6 Aug
oh no! I have considered paying somebody but am just to cheap to let go of that cash.
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@sallypup (48016)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug
@mom210 I still have paint and another wall that could use it but I'm not attempting it cause I'd probably have to call my contractor buddy back if I did.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
26 Aug
@sallypup maybe he'll give you a good discount
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• Midland, Michigan
3 Aug
I don't like white either. When we got new windows in 2006 I painted the trim or I should say stained the woods trim. Most of our rooms have been colored since the house was built but I've slowly changed the colors. The living room need a fresh coat and I've not decided whether to stay with a sage or go with white because then the drapes if have might look funny with white walls. The drapes are a blue and green design. I'm surprised you get out the extension and still use it
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
6 Aug
I don't really like being that high up, but yes, the ceiling are just so high I have to get up there. I think when we do this again, the floors will need to be charnged out and Ill get me a sprayer. That might be a lot of fun, just go a little crazy and not worry about getting the floors. I'll just have to cover the window and fireplace.
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• Midland, Michigan
9 Aug
@mom210 I only allow myself on short ladders. I hope someone is there to hold the bottom while you're using it?
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
26 Aug
@MarshaMusselman yes ladders actually make me nervous, one of my sons fell off last year putting up the Christmas decorations. He uses ladders at work so he was the last person I'd expect to fall but he was not paying attention.
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@CarolDM (153836)
• United States
13 Jul
Glad you are happy after painting. Cute photo.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
21 Jul
yes, it really wore me out, but nice to have accomplished something for sure. Thank you, thought it was better than just posting a picture of a wall anyway.
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@CarolDM (153836)
• United States
21 Jul
@mom210 The photo makes me smile.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
24 Jul
@CarolDM me too
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@moffittjc (100249)
• Gainesville, Florida
27 Aug
You are the one who has to live in your house day in and day out, and as such you should be able to comfortably enjoy your little slice of sanctity. To hell with resale value, that is only important at the moment you decide to sell your house. Paint it the way you want it painted, because it can always be changed at a later date if you should decide to sell.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
27 Aug
absolutely true, I can't believe I waited this long.
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@moffittjc (100249)
• Gainesville, Florida
27 Aug
@mom210 Now you’ve got to make up for lost time! Lol
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@snowy22315 (121837)
• United States
28 Jul
Yikes, I hope I don't end up dying in this house. What will be will be I guess..but it won't come to pass if I can help it. That being said, there are probably worse places to be Lovely lake here and it's quiet.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
6 Aug
sounds very peaceful, best you could get a lot of writing or paining done in a place like that.
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@snowy22315 (121837)
• United States
6 Aug
@mom210 Yes, it is a good environment for it.
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@Andini (2111)
• Indonesia
14 Jul
Nice to know that you are pleased with your painting
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
21 Jul
yes, very much so. But the whole thing has been a lot of work, a lot of up the ladder, down the ladder and knee work. Makes me realize I am not 20 anymore.
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@Andini (2111)
• Indonesia
22 Jul
@mom210 ohh its ok you still young
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@jaiho2009 (39184)
• Philippines
3 Sep
I like white for my bedsheets but not on my walls. I always love blue and gold trimmings.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
3 Sep
that does sound pretty
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@marlina (131434)
• Canada
31 Aug
It's your house, you tastes. Forget about the resale value. Be happy in your new painted spots already
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
31 Aug
I agree, going just go with it now, do what I want. Watch out.
@kaka135 (14360)
• Malaysia
31 Aug
It's good that you can now paint the color you like. I actually don't really bother much about the resale, since I don't know how long we will be staying in this house, I'll just do what I like now. Perhaps we'll figure out what to do if we really want to sell this house in future, but let the future takes care of it.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
31 Aug
i agree, I am learning to worry a little less, wish I had learned that lesson long ago.
• Preston, England
29 Aug
sounds a great project
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
31 Aug
it, is good for exercise and keeping me busy for sure.
@jstory07 (110155)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Aug
Your house and you should do what you think will look good for you.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
28 Aug
thank you, should be less work now trying to keep it clean looking too.
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@Traceyjayne (1557)
• United Kingdom
27 Aug
Well done you on going with what you want x you will enjoy it all the more.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
28 Aug
I think so, it is hard enough trying to keep things together with this crew.
@BelleStarr (61444)
• United States
27 Aug
lol love white trim and have it exclusively at my house but the bogs don't put paw prints on the doors lol
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
27 Aug
mine scratches at the door to come in, it drives me crazy but it was a habit he had when we got him as a rescue dog
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@Tampa_girl7 (46812)
• United States
26 Aug
I say do what makes you happy. Good for you.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
26 Aug
thank you, it was a lot of work, but a am happy with the results.
@paigea (34235)
• Canada
17 Aug
Our trim is dark bluish gray to go with our barely light blueish gray walls. I love it.
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@mom210 (8403)
• United States
26 Aug
sounds beautiful and easy to deal with
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