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Photo: Patty Studdard
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2. Paneling Disguise

Instead of painting directly over old wall paneling, I filled the grooves with joint compound, then troweled it to achieve a stucco look. When I painted it—wow!—you'd never know it was paneling.

Patty Studdard, Cookeville, Tenn.
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