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Old 07-25-2002, 06:44 PM
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Hi Renee!

What type of fireplace do you have, brick, large stones, etc? And what else is on that end of the room? Is that the main focal point of your room? what colors are in your living room?

My mind is working on this.

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Old 07-25-2002, 08:27 PM
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Paneling Woes...


I have heard of Conroe -- so we really aren't too awfully far away from each other! About 6 or 7 hours...

Don't you think some of the ideas, especially with the tissue paper, are just excellent? I had not even heard of that, so perhaps that could be done as an accent wall in a room if you didn't want to do the whole thing. But it's an interesting idea!

I need to get to bed!! Lots going on these days and morning just comes way too early for me! Tomorrow's WalMart shopping day...ewww!! I really used to like shopping and getting bargains and using coupons, etc., but since I got fibromyalgia and a few other lovely diseases, it's just so hard for me to do almost anything! I am so very grateful, however, that I am not bedridden, crippled, wheelchair-bound, etc. -- I could be so much worse! I just feel bad that I can't do lots of things around the house that I used to or go jogging, play tennis, etc., but at least I can walk and do some floor/flexibility/strength-training exercises!

Enough of the sidebar!! Do let all of us know what you're doing as your home progresses -- I am sure it will be lovely and a real haven. A blend of your new family's tastes as well as a touch of your own. Boy, blending families can sure be hard sometimes, can't it? All sorts of little things one doesn't think of until they're in that situation!

With much prayer and anticipation!!

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Old 07-26-2002, 02:32 AM
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Beware, in my sister's house the paneling was covering up the cracked walls. She wallpapered one room and painted another. She filled in the cracks. My mother did it and she left it the way it was. Both looked great and was a great pick-me-up for the rooms.
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Old 07-26-2002, 06:05 AM
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Our paneling is on the end wall of our living room that has a brick fireplace. It is sort of the focal point. We will never use the fireplace as it stinks and I will not add to that. We have hard-wood floors right now (they are in bad shape). The rest of the walls are a light beige with white trim. They were all painted a couple months ago. I guess the first step would be to clean the paneling.
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Old 07-26-2002, 08:22 AM
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You can wallpaper over paneling. Choose a vinyl type (thicker) wallpaper. My husband and I wallpapered from the top to about 3' off the ground and put up a chair rail. The houses in the neighborhood were built in the early 80's so the paneling and cabinets were very, very dark. My neighbor painted his from the chair rail down to the floor (or floor molding) he had to use 2 coats of Kiltz then paint the chosen color. In putting up the wallpaper we did not have to prep (other than wiping it down) the wall or use anything extra. We did put molding at the top. I hope this info helped. Diane
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Old 07-26-2002, 10:40 AM
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Diane-Yes, it helps me!! I will still have to sand before wiping the wall down so I can smooth out the leftover adhesive a bit(someone had rubber cemented DARK cork board squares and dark gray mirror tile on the top half of 2 kitchen walls--YUCK!!!!) The sanding will be work, but I have heard of a couple people now that have not bothered with spackling in the grooves in the paneling or with painting with primer first before the paper goes up. I think I am going to try it--just sand first, then wipe clean and paper next! It would save a lot of time if it works! ( I have 3 little ones--4 yo DS, 2 1/2 yo DD, and 8 mo. DD, so the faster I can do a project the better! :p )

If you want to see a pic of the wall I want to paper over, check out the following thread link:

Thanks again!
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Old 07-26-2002, 12:27 PM
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When we first bought our home, it had dark paneling in the kitchen and dining room. We didn't have a lot of time, as we needed to paint and get moved in. We painted the paneling, didn't fill in the grooves or anything. Didn't look bad!
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Old 07-26-2002, 04:04 PM
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Painting/Wallpapering over Paneling

Well, there's sure been some more great ideas about how to cover up unsightly paneling! I am storing these because we may have to move from our new house (brand-new; built last year and moved in 11/1/01) depending on how hubby's job here goes. Waaah!! We were supposed to be able to stay here, but it is not looking as likely. That's the pits because we've got a girl going into 10th grade and a son in jr. college here, and it will be about 3 years for both of them to finish their courses. Oh, well, it will all work out...!!

I can't chat, but will keep on reading and trying to keep up with this discussion. I love it!! Wish I felt better and could type more. Sorry, people!! But know I am thinking of you all and trying to remember anything else I've been told about covering paneling and other neat wall texturing ideas. So if I do come across anything else I'll definitely post it.

With best wishes and blessings!

Carie A., Oklahoma City
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