(Closed) Interior design bees! I need inspiration!

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 3
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

From my vast knowledge acquired through watching HGTV (lol!) I think you probably will need to redo the walls behind the paneling, if you go that route. I think usually they’re not plastered or anything, plus, if they are, it probably will be damaged from removing them. Plus you don’t know what’s back there until you start!!

If I had someone helping me who knew what they were doing, I would want to rip em out and start fresh with new walls. But, with my current level of expertise, I’d paint- it’s much safer. 

Just my 2 cents, although I am not an interior designer!!!

Whatever you do, update us with pics! 🙂 I love the home before/after threads.

Post # 4
45534 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 I would paint the wood. I would start  by painting the wall. You may actually like the look of the wood ceiling after you  change the wall. If not go ahead and paint the ceiling too.

I don’t think it will look dated at all. The wood will give the painted walls some texture and interest.

before and after



Post # 6
45534 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Laurengrapes:  Just online pics, but I thought they showed the difference well.I have painted wood in other homes but don’t have any pics to show you.

Post # 8
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I would paint the walls and the wood. 

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