I have no before pictures of the baseboards, darn it, but they were white and went well enough with the front room, but when I discovered the dark stain of wood underneath the white I just had to redo them all. So after 10 years of living here I finally started and finished them. I took off all the paint with a heat gun. Sanded until I could sand no more. Bought a beautiful dark stain that matches the window frames. Got them all stained and then just today finished them off with a clear wood finish to protect them. They look lovely.