Remodel journal 2005-06-11: I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes–somebody actually put carpet on the wall of this house!
It looked a little weird, (although we were getting used to it), but the real problem was that the previous owner(s) smoked–apparently quite a bit. This stuff reeked, so it had to go.
There’s some rustic paneling underneath, but it kind of clashes with the painted brick fireplace. None of which really matters, since the paneling will be removed when we remodel. We plan on sheetrocking the walls and installing built-in bookcases on either side of the fireplace.