I liked the wood, loved the texture of the old boards with their knots and grooves but hated the dark and gloomy feel of the rooms.
So, Chris Sgambati and his painting crew came in and transformed it into a light filled space, airy and bright. At my request they filled the million little nail holes but didn't seal the wood so the knots may still bleed through. There are two coats of paint, under the white is a rich coffee creamer base, which will peek through with a little hand sanding. It looks like a seaside cottage hidden in the mountains. I'm completely happy with it now.
My long time house sitter is moving in with me this weekend, this will be her space. I'm excited to have a young one around again. The boys will be ecstatic having her here.