Make your baseboard more dramatic...add small pieces of trim to the top of existing baseboard, add a few inches and add another piece of molding. Paint the wall and trim white. This also works for crown molding too!
Paintable Wallpaper from Lowes ...to create a vintage tiled ceiling or backsplash. *Kims note: This is what we used to cover our wood panelled walls then painted them. MUCH easier than putting up new drywall.