Wainscoting Makes Everything Better

Mar 4, 2013

It does in my decorating world at least. In case you didn't notice, just look to the right under "My House." Yes, there's a lot of wood on my walls, but I think Pottery Barn catalogs have me beat. It's a great source of inspiration for different types of wainscoting. I found myself looking through catalogs and online for inspiration in the boys' game room over the weekend and came up with a couple of options.

This would be a super easy DIY project by just adding vertical strips of wood and I could do three walls instead of two.

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I also found some nice images on Pinterest.

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I am dying over the walls, ceiling, and the sconce. I looked up the cost on the sconce and well...it's not going to happen.


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But, there's something about a planked wall.

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I wish I could have been productive in the DIY department this weekend, but with my other half out of town I just decided to try and survive the weekend with my three little guys. I love them dearly, but I can't remember being this excited for Monday!


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  1. "Super easy???" You crack me up. The last time I did wainscoting I was in tears to my builder friend who had to come fix it for me. I wish I had this kind of building type craft talent. I can do other things, but this stuff kills me. BUT I agree it looks awesome! I have never ever said no to a client who wanted to add any kind of mill work - it always looks amazing1
    Stacy

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    1. Ha! That's more for my husband's benefit than mine since he does the millwork. I always say,"It's just a few straight cuts, no big deal." I have my sales pitch down! The only thing that is almost impossible for us is crown moulding. Thank goodness we're done with that!

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  2. I love the look of beautiful millwork, but I'm not comfortable with a saw and my hubby is not a big fan of home renovation projects. It's taken us 5 years to finish our basement!
    ~ Wendi

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    1. I'm not comfortable with the saw either. I measure and mark, then he cuts. When he says no to something I start plugging in the saw like I'm about to cut something. I'm a natural klutz so it gets him moving since he's probably convinced I'm about to cut my hand off!

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  3. I love trim, all your inspiration is awesome! The vertical strips look fairly easy to me too! hmmm where can I use them?! :)

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    1. Everywhere! Ha ha, I'm seriously addicted to covering every wall in some type of trim.

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  4. Such great pictures, love the look of that first picture! All of them actually. I was right there with you in not a lot of DIY'ing done this weekend. I did manage to finish my book though! I also dragged my craigslist dresser out that I'm going to paint and filled in some holes with wood putty, but that was it. Maybe I'll do some sanding tonight.

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    1. I finished my book too, then started reading the second one in the trilogy. Isn't that how they always get you? Good for you for getting the sanding done. I'm thinking about trying to get the stain right for my stairs AGAIN tonight. We won't be starting the game room for a couple of weeks since we'll be on vacation so it will be something!

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  5. I would never attempt doing wood work on my own....wish I could but I know my limits! It makes such a difference in a home....Love all the wood details!

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    1. Thanks! We started small and worked up to larger projects. We don't have much left thank goodness. I'd like my garage back. :)

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