This year I wanted to treat myself to a room makeover before winter set in. The living room is where I spend the majority of my time in winter, especially now that I work from home most of the time. So I set to work on fixing it up so I can better enjoy the season.
I started out with a mishap. I tried to fix some loose ceiling tiles and ended up breaking them. That lead to a week and a half of hard over-head work tearing down itchy fiberglass tile, chipping away the glue, and putting up 2 layers of primer and one of ceiling paint to fix that mistake.
I am really happy with the results though, so it wasn’t all bad.
I also found an old light socket hidden under there, that I was able to reclaim. It’s right over my “home office” so it’ll get lots of use.
It took 4 coats of paint (2 primer and 2 color) to turn this dark wood paneling
Into a room that I can enjoy spending my time in this winter.
As you can see, my finishing touches were a bit of bold color. Red curtains and runners and an old Dollar General find.
I also painted some of my antique and scavenged pieces black. Now they “pop” and match the other furniture in the room for a more cohesive look.
I wasn’t so sure about painting paneling, but I’m glad I took the change. I’m very happy with the results.