DIY: Not Knotty Pine Anymore

created on: 09/03/08

Here's a sneak peak of the Knotty Pine re-do.  Cleanup and reorganization is so tedious until you get immersed in feeling all smug and self-righteous with your tidiness and order.  There was much to be learned from this DIY undertaking.  Complete planning instead of impulsive diving in was the best move I made.  Perseverence using new equipment (the spray painter) was well worth it in time saved.  Not quite perfectionism, but pretty darn close to it, helped me feel really proud of the job I did and that unbeatable feeling of accomplishment. 

If I were to do it again, I would  fill all the holes in the paneling with wood filler or spackling and I would have put up a larger sample area of the paint color I was testing.  Overall, it turned out with just a hint of a green undertone, no one else will likely notice.  My next step is to get this sewing studio set up and ready for business. A few photos of the project follow:

created on: 09/03/08

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Above is the primed paneling, below is the final coat.

created on: 09/03/08

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 Here is the link to a little YouTube video I watched prior to buying my sprayer.  I bought this very model, Wagner PaintCrew Model 770.  This video says it all, baby.

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Betty on Dec 19, 2019:

I painted my knotty pine v-groove walls white, looked great! Until.....the wood expanded, now, the pine wood shows up in the grooves and paint in grooves doesn’t look pretty. Anyone have a fix?

ModHomeEcTeacher on Sep 05, 2008:

Final arrangement in there isn't quite finished.  I'll be sure to post the photos.

ruajennie on Sep 05, 2008:

Yay! It looks fantastic. Great job! It looks so much cheerier in there now.

missjess on Sep 04, 2008:

Looks great! I love the idea of paneling, just not the woody woodpecker coloration. The white is great.

DIY Maven on Sep 03, 2008:

WHAT a difference!! Very pretty! And BRAVO!

ModHomeEcTeacher on Sep 03, 2008:

Thanks. Stay tuned for the final "look", art and all.

bruno on Sep 03, 2008:

NIce work! Looks so fresh and clean now!

dewonangus on Sep 03, 2008:

A lot of work, but it looks fabulous!

ModHomeEcTeacher on Sep 03, 2008:

Thanks.  I wish I had the "vision" of how I want it to be set up.

lilybee on Sep 03, 2008:

It's lovely! It kind of has that Carl and Karin Larsson thing going on. Well Done YOU!

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