My husband and I are moving into a rental house that has a very old fashioned dining room, and I want to update it a little bit without destroying the wall. The wall has dark brown cork and has a trio of diamond shaped mirrors with a fern pattern overlaid on the mirrors right in the middle. It looks awful, but was popular back in the day. Also there is this weird looking rafter (that looks more like a shelf on the celling) that is also dark brown. Does anybody have any suggestions on how to make this look updated, but also not completely destroy the wall?
**My husband thought tacking sheetrock up would work alright, with a hole in it for the mirror. We don't really mind the mirror, but the cork is hideous.