front entry makeover
Our nice new front door with sidelights (January 2006) brightened up the dingy hallway, but it still needed a lot of work.
First we had to deal with the old luan paneling that was covered with dingy wallpaper. The smart thing to do would be to rip off the paneling and replace it with drywall, but that's now how we do things around here. Instead, we chose to cover the imperfections. We put up some heavy-duty textured wall paper (meant to be painted) and gave it a nice fresh coat of paint. We added chair rail & crown molding.