Wood paneling often gets a bad rap, but paneled walls can create a cozy, inviting look for your home.When you're dealing with dark paneling, though, decorating can be a bit of a challenge because the deep tones of the wood can easily make a space feel gloomy and drab.
Apply the tape 1/8 inch over onto the ceiling and the baseboards instead of attempting to fit the tape along the paneling’s irregular profile.
Paint up to the edge of the tape, and you’ll have a straight perimeter.
Imitation paneling is a type of thin, grooved plywood characterized by a painted faux wood grain or real wood veneer.
Unlike true tongue-and-groove wood paneling, imitation panels usually are large sheets approximately 1/16-inch thick.
The trick to designing around dark paneling is to find ways to counter it with lighter elements so the room has a balanced look that still feels cozy and intimate.
With dark paneling on the walls, your room can use all the natural light it can get.Instead of hanging heavy drapes or curtains on the windows, opt for coverings that easily allow light to pass through.Sheers are ideal for brightening a room with dark paneling -- opt for cream or ivory sheers that will give the room a fresh, crisp feel.Anyway, I’m back to share the hardware makeover play-by-play and a ton of pics that we couldn’t squeeze into our door-painting post on Wednesday. So naturally I made some sort of sound that resembled a walrus screaming and chucked the sandpaper as far away as possible while cradling/apologizing to my doorknob and promising him that I’d never hurt him like that again. We stripped the hardware off of both of the sliding doors in about five minutes (I took one side while John got the other one) by just unscrewing things on the front, back, and side to free them with a regular old philips head screwdriver… So after some decent amount of online research and chatting up the paint pros at Lowe’s (there’s a woman at the one near us who is phenomenally knowledgeable) we learned that the most recommended method for refinishing hardware (to gain the most durability and long-lasting finish) was: So I grabbed my high grit sandpaper and started on the first step: sanding. I should have taken a picture of the one side of the doorknob that I thought I ruined with the dumb sanding step but I was too busy freaking out.100% Australian owned and manufactured, we offer a wide range of high quality timber cladding weatherboard and architectural panels like our Weathergroove, plus also our wall shingles.