It’s no secret a fresh coat of paint can liven a room or object up. What’s interesting though is when painting wood is involved. We get funny about this. Find me a DIY’er who hasn’t encountered this dilemma before. They are few and far between. Also interesting is how fierce some opinions are, those who are totally horrified to see/discover you’ve painted some piece of wood, whether it be trim, furniture, floors, or doors.
I fall squarely in the pro-paint camp, however I do have limits (and there are always exceptions to the rules). I read once that if you’ve got great wood in a room, let it stand out. Don’t drown it out with more wood. So, to show how paint can add pop I’ve pulled together five projects where paint really did make the difference.