The Wood Paneling Debate
Since moving into our 1940’s cottage style home, Ben and I have always disagreed about our living room’s wood paneling. We have that “real” wood paneling that I believe is knotty pine, that a previous owner thought was really fancy and had it installed in both the living room and one of our bedrooms. Ben loves it and thinks it is really fun and vintage. I hate it and how dark it makes our living room. I seriously want to paint over it and Ben hates that idea. Since it is our house and not just my house, I would like for us to make the decision together but we are stuck in a wood paneling debate for real.
I don’t quite get why guys love wood paneling so much and hate the idea of painting it. Every time we have someone new over to our house, 9 times out of 10 if that person is a guy he will say something like “man i love the wood paneling in here” or “wood paneling, Nice!” If that person happens to be a female, they will usually make a comment like “have you thought about painting the wood paneling?” To which my normal reply is “Everyday of my life.”
So in order to encourage Ben to at least think about painting our wood paneling, I have decided to share a couple photos.
Side Note: While searching through Google images for Wood Paneling, more than a couple of the listings were from a website called UglyHousePhotos.com which I feel proves my point.
Wish me luck in convincing Ben that we should paint our wood paneling!
In case you are interested in painting your wood paneling, Young House Love has a great tutorial.