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!

3 comments:

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

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  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.

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