Horizontal it is!
Which is a great relief because we were leaning this way too. So here are some details on the wood wall.
<--- This is the paneling in it's original location. Ew! The previous owner had there refrigerator here, so they only painted the yellow as far as they could reach without moving the fridge. Nice.
We are flipping it over and using the nice, rough backside. I'm the lucky lady who gets to trim off all the bad parts and sand them.
We are thinking that the liquor one will have a solid wood door and the glasses one will be open glass shelves with a coke sign background. These are the coke signs that were salvaged from the same area of the old kitchen as the bead board. The story on them goes like this (from an old post):
Well, we could only see the backs of the signs (see above), but because Marc did some research on our house and found out that it was built in 1922 by Western NC's first Coke rep, we were pretty geeked about about them. It was a big mystery. Would they be in ok shape? Would they be cool? They were covered by newspaper (from the 1950's) and wallpaper.
Sometimes when I think about this wood paneling project, I wonder if it smacks a little too commercial for this house, but then again, I think it will be a really mod way to warm up the black and white kitchen, which is pretty sterile right now.