Ideas for updating wood paneling

You can mix oil paint (I use dark umber) and mix it with linseed oil to get the wash mixture. “I usually paint it off white and do a very light darker wash over it. A classic room with an updated palette – that’s how you take things up a notch, without throwing the baby out with the bathwater.Since my client has a brown rug on the brown hardwood floor, another way to lighten up the space is to replace said rug with a lighter, contemporary rug that works with the navy blue and avocado color scheme.

This is what I had envisioned her den might look like: You see, her den was panelled in barn wood and was stained blue when it was installed 35 years ago.And the bricks are larger than normal – she informs me it is “queen’s brick” that is no longer manufactured and was brought to Nashville from Virginia all those years ago. You will regret it in 10 years.” So how will we lighten up this room and make it feel fresh and current?The bookcases flanking the fireplace are painted in an off-white with a peachy undertone (hard to tell in this photo, but it’s peachy), and the backs are painted cinnamon.You’re on the front end of a trend that will last for at least 7 more years!” But since the room feels a little heavy, she wonders if she should paint her 2-story brick fireplace. Upon inspection, I see that her fireplace brick is quite fabulous – very nice red, not a hint of orange.

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