We are finishing our basement in our log home. We have all the logs exposed in the upper floor, so have not had to paint any sheet rock until now. I had picked out "leather brown" paint for one side of the room. There is a stone fireplace on a wall that is being covered in wood planks.
My question is this, what color should I stain the exposed log poles (2), the wood wall, as well as the baseboards, etc.? Should I go with natural on the logs and wood wall? Then is it OK to paint the baseboards and other trim a white?
By TinTopeka from Topeka, KS
I'm from Emporia KS now living in WI. We built a home 6 yrs ago and all my trim is painted white. It's gorgeous.
However, I would leave your logs and wallboards natural color because as taste and trends change, it's much harder to change paint on a log than other aspects. Pick a color palate you love and use the colors in rugs, pillows, throws, furniture covers, wall hangings, lamp shades, etc. Let the logs be your picture or art wall.
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