Quirky finds—a coffee table forged from a centuries-old tree trunk and a carved-wood faux deer head—bring personality and warmth to this Ohio lake house's living room.

Relax Inside a Calming Ohio Lake House

Quirky finds—a coffee table forged from a centuries-old tree trunk and a carved-wood faux deer head—bring personality and warmth to this Ohio lake house's living room.

Our home has knotty pine walls and I felt overwhelmed and claustrophobic like I needed to turn on lights. Those dark walls made the rooms feel like caves. I knew that a few (gallons) of paint and primer would take them from dreary to delightful. It took several coats of primer and several coats of good quality paint brushed on by hand to fully cover but when they were done-the rooms felt bigger, brighter, warmer and welcoming.

Our home has knotty pine walls and I felt overwhelmed and claustrophobic like I needed to turn on lights. Those dark walls made the rooms feel like caves. I knew that a few (gallons) of paint and primer would take them from dreary to delightful. It took several coats of primer and several coats of good quality paint brushed on by hand to fully cover but when they were done-the rooms felt bigger, brighter, warmer and welcoming.

Easy way to create visual interest w chair rail and painted pine floor.   # Pinterest++ for iPad #

Easy way to create visual interest w chair rail and painted pine floor. # Pinterest++ for iPad #

Terry and Dale's home in Down East Maine is an early center hall cape. From that hallway you can get to every room in the house. Warm based colors of tan walls and pale gray floors complement each other as well as all the rooms leading from the hall. Nautical collectibles like the old pond boat in the dining room and faded ocean painting on the stair well gives a common visual balance from room to room. Try to keep your hall neutral based in color, simple in furnishings, and have items w...

Terry and Dale's home in Down East Maine is an early center hall cape. From that hallway you can get to every room in the house. Warm based colors of tan walls and pale gray floors complement each other as well as all the rooms leading from the hall. Nautical collectibles like the old pond boat in the dining room and faded ocean painting on the stair well gives a common visual balance from room to room. Try to keep your hall neutral based in color, simple in furnishings, and have items w...

Ultimate guide + video tutorials on how to whitewash wood & create beautiful whitewashed floors, walls and furniture using pine, pallet or reclaimed wood. | apieceofrainbow.com

How to Whitewash Wood in 3 Simple Ways - An Ultimate Guide

Ultimate guide + video tutorials on how to whitewash wood & create beautiful whitewashed floors, walls and furniture using pine, pallet or reclaimed wood. | apieceofrainbow.com

shabby chic painted solid pine bookcase Annie Sloan

shabby chic painted solid pine bookcase Annie Sloan

shabby chic painted solid pine bookcase Annie Sloan in Home, Furniture & DIY, Furniture, Bookcases, Shelving & Storage

Solid Pine Shabby-Chic/French-Rustic Wall Unit, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Upcyled | eBay

Details about Solid Pine Shabby-Chic/French-Rustic Wall Unit, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Upcyled

Solid Pine Shabby-Chic/French-Rustic Wall Unit, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Upcyled | eBay

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