We quickly painted the wainscoting - leaving behind a not quite right chair rail - but left the bookcase alone.
I'd been happy with it until about two months ago & then all the sudden every time I walked into our dining room all I could see was how the wood was trying but failing to match up. It made the room feel dark & for some reason dirty. Then on Thursday, Husbandie took all the kids to Maca's (grandma's) & left me alone in the house. I could of done the laundry, cleaned the floors, or one of the other dozen everyday tasks that I need to catch up on but instead I decided to clean the 'cobwebs' from inside my head, and attacked our dining room with a paint brush.
We are really pleased with changes. The room seems bigger and brighter & the original woodwork looks a lot nicer with the impostors gone.