What to do with walnut paneling in on one wall in living rm.

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It is good quality paneling but it dates the home. There is a fireplace also on that wall

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 12, 2018
    You could white wash or paint if

  • Angela Angela on Jan 12, 2018
    You could paint it. The house I grew up in had pine paneling on one wall in the living room that made the room dark and outdated. I helped my mom paint it white and it looked amazing! Use a good stain blocking primer first.

  • Drk24232266 Drk24232266 on Jan 12, 2018
    Find a woodworker (a local fellow) and negotiate removal for his usage---look in phone books, newspapers, chamber of commerce etc---replace with what ever material you wish.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jan 12, 2018
    Yes paint or it can be removed

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Jan 12, 2018
    Since walnut is very beautiful and expensive, if you kind of like the ship lap look maybe depending on how large a wall it is you may have enough to apply horizontally to mimic that look over fireplace or in your powder room as a feature wall. You could depending on thickness,make it a table. But hold onto it regardless something will come to mind.

  • Amanda Amanda on Jan 12, 2018
    Hi Lynn. I would prime it and paint it.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jan 12, 2018
    Paint it.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jan 12, 2018
    Fill in the lines and then cover with either primer and paint or apply one of the new wall coverings to make a nice feature wall around your fireplace.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Jan 12, 2018
    If this is REAL wood consider keeping it if you like it. Sometimes changing other features is enough to update, and having something different adds charm. I have a room with real knotty pine. Have grown to really like it, and worked it in to the room.