Another challenge with this 1950 home is the paneling. I hate panel (sorry wood lovers). I mean, I hate it! But sometimes you are just stuck with it. So I am going to do something else wood lovers disapprove of, I am going to paint it! Whitewash it actually. A thinned down, lightly applied coat of white so that you can still see the wood grain and a bit of brown peeping out is all you need. Then to distress it I brushed black with a dry brush which I will also be doing to the cabinetry. Here are the preliminary results! I will add more pictures as I move along.
This panel had a particularly awful color, so my first attempt with a 1:1 ratio of paint and water wasn’t enough. I used straight paint on this bad boy, I just pressed my brush in harder to make the paint spread farther. I used a tiny brush to get in where the bricks are and the edges.