Yes: Knotty pine is nice. There, I’ve said it, defying — horrors! — any modern-day decorating powers-that-be who want us to believe that the old paneling in old houses is absolutely *hideous*. When fact of the matter is: Old wood, including knotty pine, in old houses can be absolutely *charming*.
Just ask all the readers over on my main blog Retro Renovation, who have embraced their knotty pine kitchens, dens, sun porches, basements, bedrooms — bathrooms, even: Knotty pine wherever they find it in their vintage homes. They are adding lots of retro touches — barkcloth curtains, braided rugs, tiki lamps, nubbly sofas, retro wallpaper, whatever — having a blast in their warmy, comfy, cozy, happy spaces. They’re also saving lots of money, too, by avoiding unnecessary renovation expense.
Yes: You have permission to love the knotty pine in your home, without apology. Here, you are among friends. So take your shoes off, pull up a chair, and let’s learn all about the knotty, together, right here on this friendly little website. Welcome!
Above: That’s Betty Crafter in her gorgeous knotty pine kitchen, respectfully restored. You’re going to LUV this kitchen! Read all about it here.