I live in a cabin from the 1890's. It was the original home on the farm and since it's original purpose, has also been a tack shop and a storage building. Lately, it has been used as a home for barn help and presently it is my home. :) We were "forced" to tear up the kitchen and bathroom to lay new tile, and install a new toilet and water heater due to the old heater busting. So then we painted the kitchen and cabinets and refinished the gorgeous wood floors; darn... We also were able to find a compact refrigerator that looked like it belonged in the small, short kitchen.
So now I have painted the 70's wood paneling in the living room a warmish beige, with off-white trim. And I am left with the 70's wood paneling in the bedroom. Upstairs the paneling is warped. The northwest wall had to be taken down and replaced with really pretty horizontal pine paneling. I'd love to do the whole upstairs in that, but it's simply not an option for my student/bartender budget.
I have plans to fill the gaps in the panels upstairs and then primer and paint. I need opinions on whether or not I should stencil the paneling to help hide the warped areas.
My favorite look for stenciling is a glossy painted stencil over the same flat wall color.
Is it a good idea to stencil warped walls or will it make the warped places more prominent?