How I painted over wood panelling and lived to tell about it
Pretend you are a five year old. Intimidating, right? We decided they were seals, frolicking through the waves, all cute and well intentioned. This didn’t work.
The difference was incredible! We also put down the Allure TrafficMaster vinyl plank flooring. We didn’t want anything too permanent and we wanted to keep the cost down. I ended up loving it so much I’m putting it in my basement once we finish it. At $1.79/square foot you can’t go wrong. Everyone ends up thinking it is wood anyway. They never believe me and end up bending over to touch it, just in case I’m lying.
So this is what our family room looks like now.
This area will see some changes in the months to come since once we finish the basement, it will become the office/guest room. We will be walling it off and giving it its’ very own door. I’m hoping to build a walk in closet as well for all those winter coats we New Englanders collect.
For now it is a warm and inviting space. It holds all our toys in those two Expedits, which I personally think are a staple in any house with young children. I have five of them. Expedits, not children. It cleans up great and looks organized most of the time. Plus, my children actually go down there to play!