Post # 1
Okay so we moved into our first house in August and got married in September. Things are finally settled down and its time to start working on our house, but I need help. We have this wood paneling (hate it) in our entry way and now is not a good time for us to take on the big project of removing it. Any advice to update our look? I can’t decide on any paint colors either. All suggestions are welcome! Here are some pictures.. sorry I don’t have better ones and the house is a little cluttered this morning or I would take new ones 🙂
Post # 4
@Future_Mrs_Dr_I: What color would you stain it?
Post # 5
agree! I think a darker wood would be more suitable!
Post # 6
@FutureMrsMK: Dark. The darker you go, the less you would notice the textures of the paneling.
Post # 7
Paint the paneling once you pick out a color, painted wood paneling acually looks really good. I think dark wood would still look outdated and could make the room look dark too, although , if other design elements in the room are done very well, it could look nice. And if you LIKE the wood look, then , of course, you should keep it.
As for paint colors I think this blog has a lot of reallyt good advice. http://thedecorologist.com/category/color-consultation
Post # 8
I like the idea of painting the paneling.. eventually I want all white trim and I just don’t think wood is my style. Thanks for the website!
Post # 10
The wood I see in Pic # 1 and Pic # 2 is quite different.
One appears to be pine perhaps laid on the diagonal.
The other, I’m not sure what you are referring to… Window & Door trim… or the Cabinets themselves.
Wood is tricky… oftentimes it needs to be sealed or primed (or god forbid sanded), or else it is “raw” and will soak up GALLONS of paint… or do streaky wacky things.
I’d take better photos and take them to a Paint Store… my fave here in Canada is a Benjamin Moore Store… Bridesmaid or Best Man makes great products that can often be applied in one easy application and then you can get on with what you need to do (little to no sanding etc)
Hope this helps,