Monday, September 23, 2013

Disguise paneled walls



When I first moved into my house, I wasn't very fond of faux wood or even real wood paneled walls. That has since changed somewhat, since my design style has changed. However, I was intent on getting rid of them or covering them up some how when I first moved in.


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If you are not a fan of paneled walls you can remedy it by a little trick I came up with using paint and chair rail. You simply paint each panel an alternate color, stripes in other words. Then, you finish up by adding chair rail and this will make the bottom panels look like wainscoting.

 Also, a word of caution, if your walls are old, and mine are, they will probably be uneven or bumpy. Make sure you use caulk to seal the painters tape when making the stripes. It's a life saving tip I learned from watching HGTV!


disguise paneled walls



Normally we would seal the painters tape with paint (the base color) but this only works on smooth walls.

By the way, the house is under progress, so ignore the mess!



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23 comments:

  1. eeeep I have a dining room with horrible paneled walls! I never would have thought to do this. I can't wait to see your business start soaring..you will do awesome.

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    1. Thank you, Melissa! That's very encouraging and kind of you!!

      I just realized that I have commented to you from email instead of from the comments section and it says you are a noreply blogger. Oh no! So, all this time when I've commented from my email you didn't get my messages!

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    2. Oh...are you meaning you get my comments just reply through the email but you try and make it go through to my email so I know you replied? I don't know how all of this works..how do I change that. I mean honestly I check your blog enough times a week to see if you reply but it would be helpful to know

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    1. Thank you so much, A Rod! And it's really nice seeing you again!

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  3. wow! this looks fabulous! I painted our wood paneling too in our first home, but did not do the stripe treatment. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Vel! The idea just came to me when I saw the walls. Plus, I'm just a big fan of black and white stripes.

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  4. I happen to love paneled walls but what a great idea if you don't!!

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    1. Thank you! I do love paneled walls now, but I'm glad I didn't when I moved in. Necessity is the mother of invention. And I do love black and white stripes!

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  5. This looks great!! Thanks for sharing on The DIY'ers!

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  6. You are a flipping genius!!! I wish I'd thought of this at our last house- we had a bedroom with four walls of paneling that I hated (it looked like it was straight out of the 70's). But I would have LOVED it if we'd striped it like this! I love that you went so bold too- black and white stripes are my favorite!

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    1. Thank you, so much Brooke! Given enough time, I'm sure you would have thought it! And black and white stripes are my favorite stripes, too! I just love them period!

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  7. wao I'm so impressed! This looks fabulous. What a great idea!

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    1. Thank you, Albertina! I'm a huge fan of black and white stripes.

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  8. WOW. I would've never guessed those were paneled walls, and I would've never thought to remedy the problem this way! I love this. It looks amazing!!

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you, Meredith! I'm so glad you couldn't tell they were paneled walls! I was beginning to wonder if it was just me!

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  9. oh this is great! I've got real wood paneled walls all through my house and I never once though of stripes! I've been painting them all white, but this might be fun in a bedroom or something to change things up. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Abby! It would be fun in a bedroom or powder room, even.

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  10. Wow, what an awesome idea if you don't like them ~ yours look great! Love your botanicals, too!

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    1. Thank you, Pam! Thanks so much for the kind words! The botanicals were printed from a free resource online. I'll have the details up next week.

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