So, after yesterday's unanimous decision for keeping the paneling and painting it....
I'm happy to tell you the paneling still stands much to the chagrin of the contractor.
Turns out he showed up with his drywall guy all set to tear it out and put up sheetrock.
Shannon, who had not really decided and who had not seen all my photos yet...
threw them out of her house.
I'd like to say it was because she wanted the paneling painted but it was more
because she hadn't decided and he started talking about tearing out not only the paneling
but the woodwork, trim and quarter round too.
He then said the beams would have to be recovered with different wood and made beefer.
She could see this turning into another huge project when they are still trying to finish up the kitchen.
She just cannot take living in a construction zone any more.
So she told him to get out of her house and come back the next day to only do what she'd approved.
So thank goodness the paneling still stands.
This way she can live with it and decide.
I say go ahead and paint it...if she doesn't like it....then she can tear it out.
But I know she will like it.
I thought we needed a few more photos of how great it looks.
This way...she can come by my blog and be reminded.
This ceiling has beams much like her's. I don't think she wants the walls dark like this....
but I think painting the ceiling dark between the beams makes the ceiling seem taller.
Of course I really love these walls painted a sea foam color.
But creamy white is so classic.
As for painting her brick....I've suggested this for ages but she likes her original brick color.
She likes things more rustic than I do...so the brick goes with her stuff.
She does have a nice color of brick unlike many ranch houses I've seen.
Thanks for chiming in yesterday on this topic.
I knew you all would agree but I think she needed convincing.