A vintage 1960’s kitchen had remained in top-notch, original, condition until a few years ago when the house was sold to new owners. Sadly, they removed period 1960’s lighting and painted over wood paneling and some cabinetry. New nondescript lighting so typical of imported stuff purchased at Big Box retailers further undermined the kitchen’s former style.
Fortunately, the paneling was not sanded or primed prior to painting with a cheap latex paint, and all it took was about a day of elbow grease to shave it off. Only one wall was cleaned, the others will receive wallpaper.