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m2244 12-29-2012 06:36 AM

Looking for alternatives to sheet rock on one wall

I am remodeling my son's room and with one of the walls I want to leave the old sheetrock and just put something over it because it has blown in insulation and it makse a huge mess.

I was thinking about shiplaping that one wall, but then I would need to install moulding around it and I wonder if that would look weird when the other walls are new sheetrock.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I guess my questions is "What would look good for this"?

Wuzzat? 12-29-2012 01:05 PM

Panelling, painted or natural? But you still need molding.

Shiplapping would make it look like an exterior wall.

mudmixer 12-29-2012 04:00 PM

You did not mention the color of the other walls, but some flooring planks or planks with beveled edges put on the wall at a 45 degree angle might work and define the wall from the blah walls. - The wood can be natural, stained or just painted an appropriate color.


rogerknapp 12-29-2012 06:48 PM

if your drywalling the rest of the room just dry wall over the existing drywall on that wall. or they have some nice nature scapes wall paper that makes a room fun

frankflynn 01-08-2013 11:02 PM

If the sheetrock is in reasonable shape on the existing wall - don't cover it with anything. Just fix any holes in the old wall, sheetrock the other walls and as you finish them do the same to the old wall - that is if you are texturing the new sheetrock do the same texture on the old wall; if you are taping and sanding do the same on the old wall.

When you are done - a coat of paint and you will be the only one to know the different.

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