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DIY experts give this space a bright new look by simply painting the paneling and hearth to make the most of the natural light.

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  1. 1. Step 1: Plan the Layout (05:19)

    Here are tips on choosing materials and planning a layout for wainscoting.

  2. 2. Wainscoting FYI (01:10)

    Learn ways you can add value to your home by installing wainscoting.

  3. 3. Step 2: Install Plywood Panels (02:59)

    Amy Matthews shows how to hang the plywood panels for custom wainscoting.

  4. 4. Step 6: Finish the Wainscot (00:47)

    Paint, stain or polyurethane is required to protect wainscot paneling.

  5. 5. How to Build Custom Wall Paneling

    Four-panel interior doors form a fantastic wall paneling in a master bedroom.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. How to Paint Over Paneling

    If a kitchen looks dated because of dark paneling, it can easily be brightened up with a few coats of paint. Lighter walls are much mor...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 7. Floor Planks as Wall Paneling (00:60)

    Here's a DIY quick tip on using floor planks as wall paneling.

  8. 8. Step 3: Install the Top Rail (01:10)

    Amy Matthews shows how to install the top rail of custom wainscoting.

  9. 9. Remodeling an Unfinished Basement

    These easy steps demonstrate how to install drywall, attach bamboo paneling and cherry railing, place subfloor panels and secure carpet...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. How to Install Wood Paneling

    Use these step-by-step instructions from hosts Jason Cameron and Tony Siragusa and find out how to create a rustic lodge feeling in you...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. Dazzling Master Bath Remodel (00:03:57)

    Jeff tackles a master bath eyesore, creating an eye-popping modern spa.

  12. 12. How To Make Over a Mirror Frame and Wall Panel

    The mirror receives a rejuvenating paint treatment, and panels are marked off and painted to give the walls texture.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  13. 14. How to Install Cork Wall Panels

    Cork is not just for bottles of wine or message boards, it can also be used as attractive wall paneling.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 15. Wall Panel (01:12)

    Decorative panels with slices of bamboo sandwiched inside add real style.

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