Psssst, lovely, 
Put that paint-brush down and come here....

Before we all fall for the gorgeousness of painted wood, let's look at the other side of the coin....
five reasons NOT to paint your furniture.



1. The patina of some pieces is absolutely stunning. That kind of look can only be created by leaving wood unpainted. Even adding a thinned-down wash, allowing the grain to show through watered-down paint, won't let the true beauty of the wood shine.



2. You want a simple, rustic vibe? 
That crib?
Say. No. More.



3. Wood can work well to add texture and warmth to an otherwise bland room. Think how dull these rooms would be had the owners painted all that beamed loveliness...



4. If you want to add character and charm to any kind of new-build, elegant wooden furniture should be one of your first ports of call....



5. Conversely, if the proportions of your room are at the thoroughly grand end of the scale, adding waxed pine furniture is a great way to add a bit of country....



Oooh, choices, choices!!

{Which do you prefer?}


Images via Country Homes and Interiors, Homes and Gardens, Jocelyn Costis, 
Country Homes and Interiors, House To Home, Desire To Inspire

 
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