This dining room already has a lot going for it: gorgeous floors, great light, and a beautiful Mid-Century sideboard. So, what could make it better? Even more wood!
A white-washed, wood plank accent wall takes this space up quite a few notches, don’t you think? Not to mention it brightens up the room while still adding warmth and some interesting texture. I love, love, love it!
Jason Hammond of local ‘From the Ground Up’ fame, replicated the above wall treatment in his family’s first floor bathroom for–get this–6 bucks. The original is actually CLIF™ wall panels from Modular Arts
To achieve this feat, Jason used scrap pieces of MDF in both 1/2″ and 3/4″ thicknesses. Once the MDF was applied, he filled the cracks and nail holes with paintable caulk and then covered the entire wall with a bright white paint.
If you’re trying to achieve that modern, textural, wood wall look, here are some scrap wood walls to consider for your nature loving self. Here, the woodworker has made good use of scrap wood, even though the project was a bit labor intense. But look at the results! It wouldn’t be nearly as attractive if the room was overfilled with furniture and dust catching tchotkes. The sparse furnishings complement the dynamic wall.
The designer/craftsman used scraps of 2 x 4’s ripped into 1/2 to 1 inch thicknesses, ran them through a wood planer so each piece has one smooth surface. Continue Reading
When we built a home years ago my brother suggested some cost cutting carpentry illusions that gave us the look of custom raised wainscoting panels in the dining room and up the stairway. It’s fairly commonplace now but at the time, it was a clever construction cost cutting idea.
Wainscoting was originally used to camouflage what was known as rising damp, a wicking effect on interior walls. Even though the causes of rising damp have long been solved, the use of wainscoting continues for its style and visual interest. Continue Reading