Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Design Idea: Painted Paneling!

Welcome to another edition of Design Idea! Today - paneling! So many of us are plagued with that dark faux wood sixties/seventies era paneling in our home. What to do, what to do? Paint, of course! A coat of paint will do wonders with paneling - it will actually look nice! You will be in awe of the transformation of the paneling from a dark, looming (dated!) presence into a surface with subtle lines, rhythm, and texture in your space. You will love it! Some pretty "after" examples for you:

Please let me know your thoughts and your own battles with paneling! I would love to see before and after photos: please email them to me!

Stay inspired and God bless! Kelly

P.S. Photos will be posted very soon of the completed kitchen and bath at the Stewarts. Stay tuned!


  1. Hi Kelly, I too love painted paneled walls. I especially love the crisp white walls like the first and last pictures. Great site!

  2. I think painting paneling is a great idea if you have hideous old paneling in your home. It certainly brightens a space and still provides some texture.