First of all yes, I know the sad state of this counter. We had just finished a b-b-q and everything was still out lol. But I was determined to get this project finished today. I hate the paneling under the bar top. I have been wanting to get some painted planks up there for a while but hadn't found the wood cheap enough for my cheapness lol. Until I went to a yard sale about a week ago and found a whole box of cedar closet planks. I bought them for $10, took them home, painted them and now, finally I got to put them on.
After priming, painting, and cutting the planks down to size I put a line of Liquid Nails down the center of each board and used my brad nailer to secure them to the paneling with three brads. I used 5/8" brad nails since the other side of that paneling is a kitchen cabinet and I didn't want sharp nails hanging out inside my food storage area.
Now if I can just work out the kinks in my light fixture I'll be happy. I have isolated the problem though so it shouldn't be long before it's working.