Naughty Knotty Pine

Happy Friday!

I hope you’ve had a great week – I have been uber-busy transforming this naughty knotty pine room into something bright, fresh and inviting.  It has been a challenge, because apparently, knotty pine doesn’t go gently into that goodnight.  But, I’m beating painting it into submission.  I look forward to sharing a tutorial to hopefully ease your pain if this project is on your home improvement list.

Let’s look at the progress, shall we?  Here it is before I got started.

Ah, freshness!

Although, I think to really appreciate it, you need to see the room when they were looking at the house.  These homeowners really had vision.

Another angle – before:


I was so excited to take a break from naughty knotty pine to slap a first coat of paint on the door.  It’s this lovely, sunny yellow – Hawthorne Yellow, by Benjamin Moore.

So, it’s coming together nicely.  Now, if only I were a little more graceful with oil-based primer…  Can I say again how much I loathe oil-based primer?
What have you been up to this week?


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    marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    August 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Oh my word, what an amazing difference. I love it all fresh with the white. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

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    August 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Wow, what a difference!!!! It looks so bright and cheery now and I LOVE your yellow door :o)

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    Erin Melikidse
    August 16, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Looks bright and new. Love that yellow. I must find something to paint in that color.

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    August 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    It's looking so much better! Love the light and bright paint!


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    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    August 16, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    OOOOH! makes me wish i HAD paneling to paint!

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    Carolyn Marshall
    August 17, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Looking really great…fresh! So glad to see I'm not the only sloppy painter : )

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    Laurie Hutchinson
    August 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    It looks amazing already! Love the yellow door!

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    Kathleen B
    August 10, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Have any of the knots come through since you did this work.. I am undertaking a large knotty pine room and have heard that nothing stops this knots from bleeding through…..not shellac or Kilz Bin Zinsser

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      August 17, 2018 at 11:17 am

      I did this for a customer (and friend). She never told me there was an issue, so I’m assuming that all is well.

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    Cheryl Godlewski
    August 16, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    Love it! How did you prep the knotty pine before painting?

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      August 17, 2018 at 11:16 am

      Cleaned and sanded it, and make sure you prime it with BIN to seal in the knots.

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