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What a great and inexpensive way to make a dated room look more modern. First you could sand and stain the floor a lighter color, but that is really not necessary because hardwood floors are never out of style no matter what the color. Then paint the wood paneling (which is very dated) a light neutral color. Notice how there is a lighter color frame painted at the edge of every two boards and the interior part of the two boards is painted a darker shade of the lighter color. Also the molding at the top and bottom of the wood paneling is painted the lighter color. This way the bottom of the paneling also creates the base board and there is no reason to buy new base boards. The window is painted the same color which makes the window look new. The wood strips in the ceiling are simply painted with the same paint and you have a modern coffered ceiling. Now you just move in some modern looking furniture and you have taken a dark 1980’s room and brought it into the year 2013. The only necessary expense was the paint and furniture.

 

Great accent wall…..let’s do one wall in your living area for an accent and then we wouldn’t have to paint the entire room when you move.*Great accent wall…..let’s do one wall in your living area for an accent and then we wouldn’t have to paint the entire room when you move.

 

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