We did a little more work on the plywood paneling.
Here's the pile o planks we bought for $37
Here are some that are painted. This is one coat with the poor performing True Value paint. Notice the knots. I would suggest looking at each piece and chosing the side with the fewest filled knots. They absorb the paint differently.
We installed a few courses. These are the nearly 10" wide pieces.
Because there is no drywall or other backer, we are using some of the small cut off pieces to hold the ends together where there is no stud.
That's where we're at. We also picked up the ceiling fan today. We are going to work on trying to get some more planks painted and find the bifold doors used.