Updating knotty pine

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We decided to keep this little built-in bookshelf as knotty pine.I added a bit of hand-painted artwork to tie-in with the other purchased wall art near the bed. I can’t believe we did everything ourselves (with the help of some good friends).Painting the rooms was off the table – not an option. In knotty pine rooms, keep wall hangings/art simple – and use only a few carefully selected pieces so that they are truly noticed.

While we love with the size of our room, we weren’t as fond of the knotty pine (I know…I know…people love it…but it wasn’t for us).

Start with a layout The most important element of any room is space planning.

The overall layout in the kitchen was fine, but the cabinets separating the breakfast nook from the sink area blocked the view and conversation, so those were removed and replaced by a small rounded shelf allowing for a few decorative items – always a plus in a kitchen.

It’s usually orangey-brown and, duh, full of dark knots.

Because of the inherent business of knotty pine, it’s important to keep other things in the space simple and clean.

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