REMOVING SHIPLAP + LOOKING PAST DATED ROOMS

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**IGNORE THE BLOWN LIGHTBULB IN THE BACK! HA!

**IGNORE THE BLOWN LIGHTBULB IN THE BACK! HA!

When we first moved into our home we were welcomed by a plethora of blue stained paneling covering the family room and kitchen walls. Although wood paneling and shiplap are a current craze, it wasn't the modern paneling it was dated. When you walk into a dated home, it's so important to look past the current, and envision new life. A can of paint can completely transform any room. Since this particular room is lacking natural light, bringing in white paint was key to giving it the brightness it deserved. 

We had shiplap on these walls, but we went the cheaper route with underlayment. My biggest issue was how 'cheap' it appeared next to our relatively expensive kitchen. I decided to remove the shiplap and fill the holes and give it a fresh coat of paint. We have gone in stages in regards to that left doorway, too. When we first moved in we had the doorway (as pictured in the first photo on this post), then we tore down the load bearing wall to have an open floor plan, next we covered it up extending the far wall that the frames are currently on, back to square one where we now have two walkways again. There was some logic behind this. Eventually that doorway in the back will be blown out with a beam. 

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There are still a few things we would like to incorporate into this room, for example a large uniform couch and an oversized area rug, but other than that we have no plans to change anything. Famous last words, of course.

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What's your favorite part about this family room transformation? Leave some feedback in the comments below! Thanks for reading! :)