Really underground garage
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: mnts of Va
Sure,stain everything......if thats what you want.In old house world look at the time period after the Civil war........Rococo Revival.Or the "Dark period".Heavy....make that REAL heavy,dark woods with elaborate carvings.Big stuff,and lots of it.
The pic above comes from a much simpler time,no electrics....FP for heat,ect.Painted WW is looked at from a standpoint that we're gonna throw just the right amt of furniture in there.Using the rm as sort of a backdrop for these pcs......where as,if all the WW is stained the furniture more often than not gets "lost".And the walls look best with NO paint(JMO)........bare,shiny plaster above dado section.And the floors have to have just the right amt of "don't give a rip"........IOWs,not shiny,not Satin,....not nuthin.Its a floor,we walk on it.Considering hard leather bttm boots,ANY finish on the floor is gonna get trashed.Haha.
Those who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt the people doing it.