I am in love with all things cottage-y… if that’s even a word. I am addicted to DIY blogs about home decorating/design/remodeling, especially when done on a shoestring budget. Bloggers make it seem somewhat do-able (read: affordable), for me any way. I’ve been watching posts about beadboard and board & batten, and obsessing over them.
We live in a cookie cutter house, that looks like every other cookie cutter house in the neighborhood. Other than paint, I really haven’t put my “stamp” on it. I didn’t think we would be living here 11 years later, so I didn’t really want to personalize the house. I’m a home stager, and it is my job to make things neutral, so that anyone could move into a space and love it. Well, I’m bored with neutral! I’m not moving, so I want to put my spin on things.
One of my first projects will be beadboard wainscotting in the hall/girls’ bathroom.
I did some organizing work for a friend, and we bartered for stuff. I love stuff. She was de-cluttering, and I was loving it! I ended up with several 1/2 sheets of faux wainscotting. I think it’s made of luan or masonite or something of the sort. After I get it on the walls, trim it out and paint it white, no one will be the wiser. I have most of what I need, except the trim mouldings, and paintable caulk; so it should be a fairly inexpensive and easy project. I’ve measured all the trim pieces, and I plan on having them cut in store. There will only be a few straight cuts on the beadboard, and I can totally do that. I will pre-paint, and nail them up. Sounds easy enough. We’ll see. I am also planning to put in a wider baseboard and change out the trim on the door, so that it matches my cottage style. The vanity will either get a new coat of paint, or a dark stain… I haven’t decided which yet.