Help with dark ugly paneling/shag carpet. How do I win help

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 27, 2018

    The paneling can be white washed or painted a lighter color.What do you need to know about the carpet?

  • Barbara Barbara on Jun 27, 2018
    First of all; shag carpet never comes clean. No matter how many times you shampoo it there is always gunk lurking at the base. Get rid of it even if you have to paint the plywood beneath it until you can afford replacement. The paneling should be cleaned and primed before beginning your painting. Good luck winning a home improvement sweepstakes.

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Jun 27, 2018
    Barbara is right. Pull up the carpet and paint your floors a med-dark gray or, for a cottage look, paint your floors white. I did this with our ugly carpeted floors and lived with it for 3 years before we remodeled. Use liquid sandpaper (use a lot), then prime (2 coats) and paint.

  • Ami32009125 Ami32009125 on Jun 27, 2018
    Thank you and for your information about the floor. Great ideas from you and Barbara!