If there’s one material I appreciate someone dealing with above all others, it’s knotty pine. Knotty pine can be absolutely gorgeous, but it can also be pretty heinous when it’s stained poorly and starts to bleed through just about any paint and primer you put on it. I try to save any wood I can at home from being painted over, but sometimes a fresh coat of paint is just what a space needs to feel bright, light and open.
Today’s makeover is all about the power of bright white paint and what it can do to transform a room that feels dark and outdated into a clear, open space that is both calming and modern. Designer and writer Deb Nelson transformed this space, the third floor of her Nova Scotia home, through some hard work, great space planning and a lot of white paint. Focusing on the room’s spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean, her goal was to have the walls and floors fall away to let the ocean take center stage. I seriously admire her hard work and effort with all this painting — and how serene the final space turned out to be. Thanks so much to Deb for sharing this space with us. Click through to read more about the process and see photos from all of the project’s many stages. xo, grace