Paneling Palooza

Hello friends!

Today was a fun day for me – I went to work for the first time since quitting my job in April.  Not to a corporate job, but rather, a job doing what I love – transforming spaces (with the power of paint!)  The day raced by, which is a far cry from what my corporate job was like, let me tell you.  My neck is a little sore, and I’m tired, but it’s all goodness. 

I can’t wait to see this room transformed, and I know it’s going to be a doozy when it’s all said and done.  Let’s take a look at a few before photos, and the progress to date, shall we?

As you can see, this room has great bones.  Hardwood floors and a great size.

A fireplace (which is going to get a facelift all its own).

Even some built-ins.

And you guessed it, it’s all getting painted.  There was a lot of hustle and bustle in the house today, as my friend and her family are moving into it in a couple of weeks, they are knocking out a huge to-do list.  One of the people (a man) who was there today said, “You’re not going to paint it all, are you?  Why would you paint it?”  Men just don’t get it sometimes, do they?  Why is painting wood such a travesty?

I spent much of today prep, prep, prepping, and cleaning these walls with a vengeance.  (Suffice to say that housecleaning wasn’t high on the priority list of the previous owners.)  Headway is being made.  This door is going to get a lift as well – a buttery yellow perhaps?

The walls and all of the trim are going to get a fresh coat of crisp white paint.  It’s already looking better – even with the (smelly) oil based primer.  I’m really looking forward to getting some paint up on these walls!

On top of this, I just finished redoing some more builder grade cabinets!  They’re looking fantastic – I can’t wait to share the transformation, along with some more tips and tricks!

Did I mention that I also got a wild hair to reorganize my pantry (and then paint it)?  Well, it’s painted – the reorganizing is still a work in progress…

Have you painted some dated paneling in your home?  The great thing about this makeover is that with paneled walls all the rage – it’s really bringing it from dated to trendy with the stroke of a paintbrush.  Love it.


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    Crystal (
    August 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    You're right – men don't get it. I'm dying to paint our built ins but my husband and his friend (a custom cabinet maker) think that painting cherry cabinets is a crime.

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    August 13, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    You are a painting machine! That room is going to look fabulous once you are finished with it. Can't wait for some afters.

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