Can you believe it? I finally have something completed in my house!!!
ONE WALL… YAY! (just 3 months, 4 major trips, and 2 college move-ins later)
I’m lovin’ this simple board and batten treatment (and so is the hubby).
I must give credit where credit is due. This was not my idea. I repeat. This was not my idea. I got this idea from outrageously talented Mandi from Vintage Revivals when I visited her blog after seeing her on the Nate Berkus show back in the summer. Click HERE and HERE to see her examples. She also has the tutorial HERE on how to do this. Thanks, Mandi!
I knew this would be a perfect wall treatment for my awkward “not-done-properly when we built the house” media wall.
So here’s the breakdown:
Blah wall that’s masquerading as a media wall. Doesn’t it resemble a jigsaw puzzle?
The new wall color that you see on the top is Sherwin Williams Wool Skein and it rocks!
I had already pre-measured everything and had the lines drawn onto the wall of how I wanted it to look. The pencil lines just don’t show up in the photos.
Beginnings of a transformation. Already better. No more jigsaw. Much more continuity.
My excitement is building.
I can’t even believe it’s the same wall.
The lead carpenter, Brad, did an awesome job. (Yes, I used our contractor. I’m a wimp when it comes to more than just spray or chalk paint!). Brad even installed a hidden panel to access the wiring to the surround sound.
Materials for my project:
Existing crappy built-ins
Wood filler, caulk, nail guns and such
Oh, and saws and sandpaper
1 gallon gloss paint—Queen Anne’s Lace
Did I actually say “finished”? Now I’m wondering if I should add some artwork or cool letters or something to the top squares.
Maybe some vintage frames like Mandi used.
I wanted some contrast and texture so I picked up these baskets at Target and added some different antique enamel number tags from my French collection.
I knew they’d come in handy someday.
I may have even gotten carried away with the number tags! But I love them!
Some might even think I have an obsession with Hermes orange right now! I’m not sure where I’m going with it yet, but I can’t seem to resist it.
Remember the bright orange tray that I spray painted week before last using high gloss paint?
Guess where it ended up?
How do you like my lacquered Hermes tray? (Hey, it’s my story and I’m sticking to it!).
Another great French basket from my friend, Cat sits atop the table. Please visit her Etsy shop HERE.
I’ve had this antique Provencial tile for quite some time.
Here’s a different view of the room. (Bad lighting when you are facing windows). The half-finished part. The old heavy drapes came down and I’m going to do simple linen side panels over the existing blinds.
I now have the original Levier painting over the sofa. Read about it HERE.
Can you say Dark Brown? I realize we have too much chocolate brown leather furniture in here. It just sort of happened that way. It’s Bernhardt so it’s not getting replaced and besides, it’s easy to keep clean with Murphy in the house. I’ll have to lighten the room up in other ways.
Checklist of what’s left to do in the family room:
Linen panels for windows
Decide on additional artwork
Style the fireplace mantel
Change the ceiling fixture
More pops of color with pillows (obviously with orange since that seems to be the direction I’m headed)
But for now….right now….I’m happy with my new and improved wall.
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