Paint The Paneling!

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                                                         Paneling Above Firelace Before

Paneling above fireplace before painting


Paneling Above Firelace After

Paneling above fireplace After

An example of how painting outdated paneling can not only update your room, but it will make it look larger.  In this case it draws you in to the room, and gives it a newer fresher look. The walls were painted also, making the white beams on the ceiling stand out. 

This was a fixer-upper and sold around 60 days on a small budget.


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Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

I remember seeing photos of this home after you staged it Cindy.  The painted paneling has a huge impact in the room.  Glad to hear it sold so quickly.  Looks Fantastic.

Feb 07, 2009 08:49 PM #3
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

It looks wonderful, Cindy.  Painting the paneling is a great and simple solution for transforming the space.  And in this case, it really proves the point.

Congratulations.  Your post is being featured in the group Staging Before & After Pictures.


Feb 07, 2009 09:59 PM #4
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Beautiful staging!  Great example of what a difference painting paneling can make 

Feb 07, 2009 10:18 PM #5
Tracy Moses~Redefining LUXE~Staging ~ Decorati
Redefining LUXE - Mount Pleasant, SC

What a difference!  Painting paneling truly does update a home and in this case, it really did the job.  I love the chairs you used in this room - where did you get them?

Feb 07, 2009 11:41 PM #6
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Looks great Cindy! I've painted over paneling several times before (in my own homes) it make a huge difference when time or budget doesn't allow for any kind of replacement. Although I will say it's a pain to do.

Feb 08, 2009 12:07 AM #7
Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI

Unfortunately I see a lot of paneling in our market place. You are right, painting it is always the least expensive way to fix it's out dated look.

Feb 08, 2009 12:52 AM #8
Liz Carla
Ebby Halliday - Dallas, TX

Cindy-This transformation is amazing. You didn't even notice the beautiful mantel before and now it really pops out at you. Great job!

Feb 08, 2009 03:49 AM #9
Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Cindy ~ It looks great painted! What a difference!  It not only looked outdated but way too dark for this room.  Great job!

Feb 08, 2009 05:25 AM #10
Sandi Gerrard
Toronto, ON

Oh that looks sooo much better!  I'm all for painting ANYTHING that is outdated.

Feb 08, 2009 05:45 AM #11
Vicki Styons
RoomBenders - Columbia, SC

It is interesting that I read this today.  Just last night as my husband and I were watching a kitchen make-over on television, he mentioned how much more he liked out livingroom since we had painted the paneling.  It is so much brighter and more cheerful.  I love paint!


Feb 08, 2009 07:34 AM #12
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

Great job Cindy. Painting the paneling really lightened up the room. This is a great example of how staging can make a huge difference.

Feb 08, 2009 07:36 AM #13
Annie Pinsker-Brown
Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging - Los Angeles, CA
Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager

Cindy, great easy way to show the huge difference it can make to Paint the Paneling! Here's another B&A of paneling transformation!

Paneling BEFORE painting   Paneling AFTER painting


Feb 08, 2009 10:32 AM #14
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Looks much better, doesn't it?  My husband cringes at the thought of painting paneling, but it truly brings light and brightness to a room.  Why do men so like wood?  

Feb 08, 2009 10:51 AM #15
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Cindy, what a difference a little paint will make, huh? Love the comparisons - before and after. ;-)


Feb 08, 2009 01:55 PM #16
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

Cindy ~ Amen! I agree 100% it makes a huge difference. I posted a home just this past summer in which we did the same thing, what a transformation it made.

Feb 08, 2009 11:34 PM #17
Dale Staggers - Dramatic Home Staging, Houston, TX

What a remarkable and dramatic a little paint can make.  You've done a great job in accenting the focal points and highlighting the selling features of this room.  Love ya Style!

Feb 10, 2009 11:09 PM #18
Tori Lynn Wallitsch
Prudential Ambassador / Ross Designs, LLC - Omaha, NE

Looks fabulous!  Unlike when painting over wallpaper, painted paneling always looks better than it did before.

Feb 11, 2009 07:24 AM #19
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

You know I just discovered this group (where have I been?) -

This looks great Cindy and there are sooo many houses in my area with this type of paneling. While it may have been popular 20 + years ago, it looks dated and dark.. Painting brings it into the right (and light) decade!

Feb 14, 2009 01:30 AM #20
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Cathy-Thanks, it was very simple, but the budget was tight.

Peg-I like some exposed wood too.

Michelle-Good memory, they had most of their house done.  But it need a lot of upgrades.

Kathy-Thanks so much for posting in your group. I laugh when I look at my top photo, becasue I remembered I had just had coffee and my hands had the caffeine shakes!

Wanda-Thanks, A little paint a furniiture go a long way.

Tracey-Thanks, they came from CORT, I was out of chairs at that time.

Donna-In most cases paneling should be painted over..IMHO.

Mary-It's like an automatic face-lift.

Liz-Also, this room was very dark.

Kathy-I've painted all sorts of paneling, and it always looks better painted.

Sandi-I agree!

Vicki-That's great if you husband noticed and liked it!

Dan & Amy-Thanks, it certainly helped.

Annie-That is a huge difference, night and day!

Lori-Most men do, they love wood, and hate to see it painted over.

Teri-Thanks, photos were dark, but hopefully everyone gets the idea.

Barbara-Especially if there are trees that block the windows or it's a dark house.

Dale-Glad you like it.

Tori-And easier too, wallpaper can be a nightmare.

Karen- It's certainly cheaper than tearing it down and sheetrocking it.


Feb 19, 2009 08:01 AM #21
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Cindy -- It looks so much better -- and I love those chairs too!  Wonderful job once again!

Feb 21, 2009 05:10 AM #22
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