Bedroom Update {Opinions Needed}

Things are moving along.  Here is the floor before it was painted….

And here is a sneak peak of after.  Once the floor settles there will be more
gaps in the planks, which I like.
I ordered a whole yard of the fabric to get a better idea and I think I REALLY like it.
And here is my dilemma (there is always a dilemma).  Hubby says I can either have the trim (doors, etc) painted (bright white) or the room (would want to do white but would probably only be able to go as light as the trim).  But not both (eheheh).  I am leaning towards the trim since it sits right next to the white floor and it is a dingy cream color.  As you can see in the top photo my wall color looks darker at night (of course) but I’m also thinking the room color may look a little darker once the trim is lightened up.  What do you think?  I’ve already told the painter to do the trim (suppose to start tomorrow) because I think trim is a bigger ordeal and as I said it buts right up to the floor (and someone has to paint the shoe anyways).  


  • Miz.November
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 9:12am

    Yes, paint the trim. Its gonna make things look so nice and clean, you may not even mind not painting the walls…….yet.

  • Leslie Rowlands
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 9:22am

    A fresh white trim will accent a wall color. A sleek clean look will be the result, and with that floor. Yes paint!
    lamaisonfou blog

  • Rachel
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 9:29am

    I agree, paint the trim first! You’ll be surprised how much that will brighten up the room!

  • laura drescher
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 10:04am

    definitely good call on the trim…
    if there must be a compromise LOL

    LOVE your newly painted floor~
    good for you.

  • Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 11:11am

    LOVE your floor! so great, and when it gets a bit scuffed from the years of living on it – will only look better!

    Definitely paint the trim. When you get tired of the walls, paint them a *warm white (not cream), keeping your floor and trim the bright white – and you will be able to see the contrast. All will feel clean, clean, clean!

    LOVE your fabric!

  • paula
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 12:34pm

    I agree with painting the trim. I t will go nicely with your beautiful new floors. Oh, and I love the fabric.

  • Becky
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 1:05pm

    Just found your site — great blog. Love the posts re: your room. Love, love your lamps, where did you find those?

  • vicki archer
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 1:56pm

    The floor looks fab – go for it, paint the trim. xv.

  • SoftSpoken
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 2:15pm

    I think the trim would benefit from painting more than the walls. Since the trim is the buffer between the wall and newly painted floor, the trim has to tie the new floor to the wall. Plus the old trim is going to look even older next to the new floor unless you get it painted.

  • annechovie
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 3:46pm

    Wow, I love the floor, Trina! The trim will look great painted. Happy Easter!

  • Paula (Mabel & Violet)
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 4:11pm

    I agree that you should paint the trim, love your new white floor. I’m having floor envy, would love white floors but not possible at the moment. New to your blog but have bookmarked it in my faves!

  • Nina's Apartment
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 4:17pm

    I don’t think I need to say it one more time but I do it anyway: paint the trim! you can always paint or paper the walls afterwards. All the woodwork white will look fab.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 5:40pm

    Thanks, everyone! I’m glad I was headed in the right direction.. just needed a little push!

    ps- the lamps are from z gallerie

  • Arianna Belle
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 7:07pm

    I think painting the trim a bright white is a good idea, especially like you said its right next to the white floor and any hint of non-white probably stands out. BTW I love how the painted floors turned out!

  • maryboys
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 9:09pm

    ooh – such extraordinary fabric! gorgeous. i think i am the lone dissenter here – but i would definitely choose to paint the walls, only because i think it will change the whole feel of the room vs a change in trim “shade”…i just love all shades of cream, ivory and pure whites layered together! but no matter which you choose, it will be so beautiful:) what a serene space!

  • Callie Grayson
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 9:12pm

    good call, paint the trim!
    that fabric is gorgeous!! It is going to look so beautiful floating around the windows.

  • Karen D'Amico
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 9:17pm

    No doubt…your eye will follow a good paint job. Seems like the most attractive feature in any room (other than the floor) is the trim. Pick a great painter or take the extra time to do an impeccable job on the trim yourselves. The walls are always easier to fill in when you have the time. A great “foundation” really doesn’t need a whole lot of embellishment—it suits almost any aesthetic choice! Good luck—beautiful room!

  • Amanda
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 9:49pm

    Those new floorboards look fabulous Trina! I can’t wait to see your room all setup. Love the curtain fabric. x

  • SimplyGrove
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 10:06pm

    For sure paint trim and later on paint the walls. Or beg your hubby to do both!! hehe. Your floors look amazing!!!!!

  • K @ Blog Goggles
    Commented on April 9th, 2009 at 5:47am

    The floors are gorgeous!

    And I vote for the trim :)

  • Beautiful
    Commented on April 9th, 2009 at 10:24am

    I would definitely paint the trim, cabinetry, fireplace, and french doors a crisp white. I just moved into my new home on this past friday, April 3, 2009 and I have my master bedroom, guest bedroom and bath in that french blue but I have yet to find curtains that I love! What website or store did you order your fabric because I just heart that color and material. It is fabulous!

  • Sara
    Commented on April 9th, 2009 at 1:16pm

    I’d go with trim, too. You can always do the walls down the road, and if your painter is pricey, you can always hire Beck! She just started a painting business and I’m sure she’d make you a deal. :-) (

    Happy Easter!


  • Kotori
    Commented on April 9th, 2009 at 5:35pm

    Wow – the floor looks fabulous! Are you so excited at how great it turned out? I vote for the trim too especially since it’s right next to the white floor (plus trim is a pain to paint!).

    Great sneak peek – can’t wait to see the rest!

  • VictoriaArt
    Commented on April 9th, 2009 at 11:17pm

    Nice floor, I’d love a white floor.
    Go for the trim, it will look fresh and the paint job on the walls is easier to do later if need be.
    Another DIY project, right?
    Have fun decorating,
    LA LA Lovely style!

  • Sarah Arkanoff
    Commented on April 10th, 2009 at 1:11pm

    Have them paint the trim and paint the walls yourself- it’s soooo easy! Just make sure you buy the little edgers with wheels to paint around the trim and the ceiling and it’s a breeze! ♥

  • Trina
    Commented on April 14th, 2009 at 11:34pm

    Just found your blog – I’m a Trina too : ) I agree, trim is much more labor intensive! And love the fabric for the curtains!

  • MissKarenAshley
    Commented on April 15th, 2009 at 7:08am

    Definitely the trim. Don’t second guess yourself.


  • la la Lovely
    Commented on April 15th, 2009 at 4:37pm

    Well, I did the trim. They just finished today and hopefully I’ll be back in my room in the next couple of days. I promise to post some picks ones my drapes get done :)

  • Jennifer Ramos
    Commented on April 16th, 2009 at 3:18am

    LOVE the floors…Post pics…cant wait to see. The white floors look great. ;)

    Jen Ramos
    'Cards & Prints You'll Love…'

  • belinda graham
    Commented on April 19th, 2009 at 6:55pm

    oooh white floors – love them! they look great! go the trim first and then if you do paint the walls white, be very careful what colour you choose – it will look dirty next to bright white trim. i found that out when i did all my walls – ended up tinting the trim the same colours to match the walls. with the white floors as well i’d either go all the same shade of white or go a bolder completely contrasting wall colour or wallpaper. can’t wait to see more pics!

  • corine
    Commented on April 27th, 2009 at 6:13pm

    I envy your white floors so much. My husband would never authorize that much. And with a dog, a cat and two kids maybe he is right… but.. sigh…

    corine/hidden in france

  • Sara
    Commented on May 4th, 2009 at 8:30pm

    stunning!! i LOVE that you painted your floor….everything you have done so far is fabulous. thanks for whereabouts of the lamps….i too would love to know the details on where you purchased things…..drapes, flooring etc. love you style!

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