The other day on Facebook I saw this picture of a GORGEOUS room from New England Home. The question here was, do you leave the mahogany in this room or paint it?
My heart flew out of “you know where” when I saw the word “paint” and “mahogany” in the same sentence. I’m sorry to be blunt but seriously, what knucklehead would paint over this gorgeous wood?????
Don’t get me wrong – I’m all for painting over wood IF and I say IF – you have the dreaded orange wood in your home or dated oak or maple but NOT mahogany. That’s like putting ketchup on a filet mignon. Well I love ketchup but I know that it’s a faux pas to put it on a really good steak.
The article goes on to say that a young family wanted to update the room from a Dad’s Den to basically a glorified bonus room. Which I do understand. Younger families have kids to accommodate, to make safe and they need a kid friendly room – I get that. However, can you have saved this room for a “mom and dad” zone and give the kids another room?
Take a look on the link I have above to see how they painted this room. It’s white and gray and in a VERY high gloss.
High gloss? This is like a triple whammy. Not only did they paint a rich wood, and in lifeless gray and white for a kids room – not very kid friendly if you ask me – but they chose a high gloss paint! I guess they can always hose down the room when the kids are done playing.
What are your thoughts about this? Do you put ketchup on your fillet mignon?