3 rooms in my house have the ugliest paneling on them. The 2 main bedrooms, and the kitchen. Dark brown, and it is just awful. I tried to paint the paneling in my bedroom and it turned out a disaster. You can see the paneling through 5 coats of paint that is supposed to cover with the first coat. I forget the name of it. Anyways, The kitchen is the most depressing room in the house, due to the paneling and cabinet placement. Previous owners covered up the only windows with dark brown cabinets, which looks awful with the dark brown paneling. I am on a fixed income, and can't afford to hire a professional to tell me what I should do, and then hire him/her, or someone else to do it. It's just me trying to do the work. I don't know if I should rip the paneling out, risking that what lies behind it may be even worse. I don't know what other options I have. Wallpapering 4 walls would make my 5 x 9 kitchen look like a carnival ride. Painting is out. What do I do???