Our entry space, like the living room, is paneled and the paneling is painted. It's not my favorite, but it's liveable. However, one thing I really don't like is that they also paneled over the doors and removed all the casings and trim around the doors. I love the doors in this house - they have 3 panels and they're very retro. So I wanted to do what I had done to the bathroom door - remove the paneling, sand down the door and repaint. Luckily, the previous renovators had only used glue and not nails, so I have have to pry the paneling off and remove all the extra spacing. Then I sand it down (and sand and sand), and repaint 3 coats of nice white paint.
After I got the closet door down, sanded and with the first coat of paint drying, I decided I wanted a little peek behind the paneling, just to see what was there. And I also wanted a peek underneath the acoustic ceiling tiles, to see if there were any obvious cracks that would explain why someone would cover the ceiling with them.
Whew. This is one ugly little space now! I was contemplating painting this little area a black or deep blue and then painting a white pattern over it - some kind of stencil - but after seeing how dark and cavelike it looks, well, it's going to get painted a nice light color.
Isn't this the ugliest wallpaper ever?!
And the ceiling tiles - they had gold glitter all over them - fancy!
Oh, and that door? It looks great - although it's the only thing in the entry that does right now!
One down, 3 to go.
|I seriously love these doors!!|