Updating wood paneling

I have an old house and one wall in each room was paneled with ugly stuff. If you try to fill it in it will probably come back out in pieces if the wall is hit or from eventual shrinkage.

Most people don't even realize the walls have paneling on them.

Dark wood wall paneling sure had its heyday, and it surely is over!

I used wood filler and a sander on a cedar playground set I got for free, and turned it into something beautiful and usable once again. Will be easier to paint if you put a layer of Kilz on it first :).Are you looking for tips on how hide your old wood paneling?Well, here are some great ways to cover up wood paneling and transform your old wooden paneling into something modern and new.Did you think I was going to flake out on you again? The fireplace was a multi-colored brick, with a brass screen and orange oak mantel that matched the paneled wall and the kitchen cabinets. All of the leather furniture, except for the sofa, was moved out of the room and replaced with two pairs of upholstered chairs. The brass light fixture needed to be upgraded, as did the little table and chair set. The oak paneled wall was painted and covered in a pretty chenille fabric, then “framed” in a pewter colored grosgrain ribbon.The fireplace was given a coat of light gray paint, and the busy crown moulding/corbel mantel was replaced with a very simple rough hewn-looking mantel.

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