We intend to replace the countertops in the kitchen next year. In the meantime, a serious eyesore has been the ugly fake wood paneling that is on the outside of the bar. We decided to do an aged painted wainscoting over what wad there, which will both look one hundred percent nicer and reinforce what we found when we thought we'd take off the ugly paneling-terribly thin cupboard backs that barely hold up the shelving within. Here are the pictures of the work so far. I will be putting an aged finish on later once we renew the dining room wall color.