Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Paneling- to paint or not?

Do you like paneling?
Wood Wall Panels Decoration Living Room Design
not my room-same color
I have never been such a fan of dark wood paneled walls-
unless of course I have an estate in horse country -
but I don't
I live in a 1960 built colonial
and I have a den paneled in dark wood-
I've lived here for 17 years-
17 years looking at an ugly room-
but my hubby loves it-
I've turned it into a golf den 'cuz it's such a man looking room
(if you know what I mean!)
he doesn't get involved in home decorating at all
but he has a thing for wood-
you know, it's a guy thing..
funny thing is-
I love painted paneling
I'm working on it
hoping I can do some major convincing
and I can do some heavy duty painting
 during my summer vacation-
fingers crossed!

Gotta fly-


  1. Girl, I'd be all over that with some paint! my hubby never gets the concept until he sees the finished product, but then he always loves it, when done. They have a hard time visualizing the potential, tell him to trust ya, he is gonna love it!

  2. I will admit...I really cannot stand wood paneling like that. I think it instantly makes a room look smaller and so much darker. Maybe show the husband lots of pictures of transformations to get him on board. Or bribe him with something ;)

  3. That paneling is gorgeous and I think it would look fantastic painted. WOW...I'm really jealous of it actually. :) Good luck !!


  4. Is there a way to paint some of it? Maybe some of the panels and leave the trim natural? The best of both worlds...It might look kind of nice.

  5. Gorgeous paneling/woodwork. I think it will look even better painted. I would spend time thinking about which colors to use and maybe even look up techniques for brushing a tint into the crevices to emphasize the wood work.

    Good luck. :D

    Eldarose from http://RE-inventedstyle.blogspot.com

  6. Wow you have some amazing projects here on your blog! Such an inspiration!

  7. Men just have a thing for wood don't they. I say paint it !!!

  8. Ohh I dunno. I like it both painted and unpainted. Such a hard decision! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the follow. I'm following you back! :)

  9. I am all over painting it! Thanks for stopping by...following back :) xxoo

  10. Paint it, I can already picture how unbelievable it will look when it is painted white. The room will look bigger and brighter and the wall already has such fantastic detail on it.

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  12. Lovely room but it could be gorgeous when you paint! I had dark paneling and painted it an ivory color years ago and WOW! It changed the entire space. In the coming months I am planning on repainting it a light olive as I redo the space. :-)

    Good luck - can't wait to see!

  13. I would so paint it! I can totally understand where he is coming from... but it is so dated and you can promise to bring back some handsome wood details in the furnishing! PAINT IT!!

  14. Oh! I LOVE your idea and I would SO paint it!!! I totally understand on convincing your hubby! Mine just never believes you can transform wood into something fabulous! I am still working on it for various projects. Good luck and you have to post pics!! Thank you so much for stopping by my Tuesday linky party and blog. I so hope you'll be back each week if not more! I am a new follower.

    Michelle@Teagan's Travels

  15. Can't wait to see it painted! It's gonna brighten the room! Anyways good luck with the convincing part! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm following you.

  16. Like most who commented before me, I would SO paint the paneling, no brainer. It would transform the room into such a beautiful space and I'll bet your husband would like it once it is done. Good luck!


  17. Oh man, I will be crossing my fingers for you. Those panels would looks SO nice painted a nice white or off white. It would really bring it up to date. You are really fortunate to have it and to hopefully be able to change it up a bit. I've got this no personality new construction that is just BEGGING for some built ins and maybe a little paneling on the fireplace. I wish it was already there!

  18. I painted mine in our new house and love it. Use a good primer and you're good to go!


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