Better After reader Anne sent me these pictures with a warning: they contain a lot of wood paneling. She knows me well. My stomach is doing the herky-jerky just looking at all that knotty wood. I’m pretty sure even people who don’t suffer from a bizarre wood-phobia would feel uncomfortable in there, but boy howdy, not now! She painted right over those panels and ripped down the ceiling tiles (only to reveal a wallpapered ceiling! ugh!) and now it looks brand new and 1000% non-creepy. I love how she made that tiny window looks so big with strategic curtain placement too. Thanks Anne!