At least in the bedroom.
I started trying to remove it, starting with the molding:
Then I attempted to remove the longest piece on the left wall:
See, the wall between this bedroom and the main living area was put up by the previous occupants when they had another child and therefore needed another bedroom. Prior to this the area was open off the kitchen and used as a dining room. We’re happy with the dining area as it is now, we need the extra room more, so we’re leaving the wall up. However, the wall was simply put in place on top of the existing decoration – paneling, molding and all.
It’s even more obvious from the outside:
So we’ll go for plan B, painting it all white. In the bedroom at least. On the walls in the living area, I think it can be removed without this sort of trouble, but that’s a project for later in the autumn, I want to get the bedroom sorted first.
Another argument for leaving the paneling is that we won’t have to deal with sorting out things like these: