My husband and I are fixing up his great grandmothers old ranch house. I has a lot of nice character, the original water well is still in the corner of the laundry room. BUT the living room and our bedroom are still the original cedar plank walls. Its the real stuff, not siding. The ceiling is 2'x2' cedar tiles. Its beautiful and very rich, but its so DARK. especially in the winter. What can I do to lighten things up? Im at a loss, several people have told me Im limited in what I can do because since the wood is so old, it wont absorb anything evenly. Any advice will be GREATLY appreciated!