Looking for alternatives to sheet rock on one wall

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  1. Dec 29, 2012 #1

    m2244

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    Hello,

    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"?
     
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    Wuzzat?

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

    Shiplapping would make it look like an exterior wall.
     
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    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.

    Dick
     
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    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
     
  5. Jan 9, 2013 #5

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    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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