DIY Faux Wainscoting

We are finally in our NEW home......
I have been blog stalking for months for design ideas...
The DIY Faux Wainscoting post at
was the inspiration for my wall

BEFORE
AFTER

I love the look of wainscoting!
I wanted my wainscoting to match all the windows
in this one big room.
So I went to Home Depot and got six 10ft ($7) 1x4's that I had them cut in half  and one 16ft ($9) 1x6 also cut in half.
I LOVE that Home Depot will make my cuts for me!
Also I got a 13 1/2 ft (.62cents an inch) 1x1
Laid it all out just to be sure I would like this layout.
The hubby did all the math to make sure it was evenly spaced and used a piece of cut wood as a spacer.
Wood Glue
The glue slides so a couple of nails just to hold boards in place
This is the decorative 1x1 to match the windows.
See?
Thanks honey!
Perfectly spaced!
Fill nail holes, sand and paint!
Took about 3 coats of paint.
Hmmm....I like but think I need to change the top color.
Much better!
I LOVE it!

Stay tuned for my Alphabet Wall:-)

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42 comments:

Emily said...

Looks good! Thanks for sharing!

Chris said...

Very nice and so professional. You are so talented my friend!!

Tanya said...

Love the trim detail to match the window frame! Nice work.

Alayna Howard said...

I LOVE THIS!!!

Dani @ Just Drops in the Bucket said...

Genius!

Mandi said...

That looks beautiful!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

My husband would LOVE this, wainscoting is something he's always liked in home decor.

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Kindra-At Home With K said...

I'm in the process of puting up trim similar to that in my hallway. I just need to paint and I'm done. I love it already! And I love the abc's you have. CAn't wait to hear about that!

paige said...

I love it! I did the same thing in my foyer!!!! it looks very similar to yours! LOVE the look of it!!! Nice job!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE IT! Thanks for the great tutorial! And thanks for linking up and sharing on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

Daph said...

Beautiful, and the baby helped!!!

Jacqueline said...

This is incredible! I can not wait to be able to do things like this in my own home.

Andrea | HomageStyle.com said...

Love the alphabet wall...can't wait to see more! I've got a thing for numbers & letters...

Cindy said...

You guys did an amazing job on that wall! It looks so beautiful and really does pull everything together really well. I love it!
Hugs, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Looks great! I love finding DIY ways to get the look for less! Thanks for sharing.

AllieMakes! said...

It looks FABULOUS! I am very impressed! It looks like it matches PERFECTLY! Wow! Great job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

It turned out beautiful! It reminds me of a Craftsman styled home. Nice of hubby to do the math. I hate that part :) Looks amazing! xxx

Gillian Layne said...

Wow. Beautiful!

Lori said...

I'd say instant character, but I know that took some time. Looks great.

Joy, Junk and Juxtaposition said...

Love is on the walls!! I'm doing this on my walls this month, if it's the last thing I do!!! If I may be so bold-you may already plan to add this later-I would definately pop up some crown molding for a finishing touch. -K

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

This really turned out awesome! I love your little helper too =D

I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

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Keisha Lynn @ Project Campbell said...

LOVE!!!! This is something I've been wanting to do for a while now in my foyer!!! I just need to do it!!! Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog. I'm going to become a member on yours too so we can exchange new ideas! Seems as though we have very similar tastes!!! Thanks again!

Amanda said...

Looks great! Congrats on you and your hubby taking it on yourselves :)

Purple Froggie Clay Stuff said...

Great looking wall!! I'm a new GFC and Facebook follower.

Cindy

Kristen said...

Stopping by from mom bloggers club and what great ideas...especially digging the alphabet wall. Can't wait to see more! (and I am SO not-crafty...so that is saying a lot :) Kristen www.trianglemomsonmain.com

Mary said...

Thank you for participating in the very first Masterpiece Monday! I hope you'll come back again, it was fun having you share! Take care, Mary

Christine said...

this looks really beautiful!

Kasey said...

It looks wonderful. Great turn out.

Shirley said...

Looks great. I love wainscoting too as you can tell by my dining room!

Donnie said...

That was so impressive. I love how that looks and your paint color is perfect. Looks great.

Tatum said...

Hi there! Your wall is absolutely beautiful! It's crazy that some faux wainscoting and a new wall color can make such a difference!

Kudos :-)

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

I am going to feature this on Thrilling Thursday tomorrow. Feel free to stop by and grab an "I Thrilled" featured button if you would like! Thanks again for linking up. Hope you stop by again soon! :)

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh I love it. I like the brown paint over it too. Great job!

maleahbliss said...

Wow!!! You really have great projects!! I think I have a wall in my kitchen that NEEDS the same treatment!! THANK YOU for the idea! And thanks so much for linking up! I hope you'll stop by Tute {Yourself} Tuesday again next week!

Here On Crow Creek said...

Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your ideas! I love your blog !

Jena @ Involving Color said...

I love this! We did faux wainscoting in our dining room, and it is such a great way to upgrade the space. Great job! So glad I found your blog. I'm following along!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

lovely, considering I just did my own board and batten I'm clearly in love with it! You did a great job and I love the small detail to match the window. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Bonnie said...

Looks awesome! I'm moving in 2 weeks to our first home and am a blog-stalking crazy lady right now looking for good ideas as well. This is definitely on there! Thanks.

Mary said...

I LOVE this look. Such a great idea and you did a fantastic job with this wall. I don't really have a place to do this in our house now... but when we move, I'm totally stealing this idea. It rocks.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great job! I have been wanting to do this in my house FOREVER, but our walls are heavily textured and I don't think it would looks so good with the texture on the bottom.... Any ideas?

Christy said...

I love your blog. Like you, I have been collecting ideas to make my house a home. I was really inspired by your faux wainscotting wall. I have compiled a post on my blog of all of my favorite ideas and I have featured you and your post there.

http://highheelsandlattes.blogspot.com/2011/03/becoming-obsessed-with-molding.html

Thanks for the inspiration!

Jordan Harmon said...

Good job! Looks so great! I noticed that your walls are textured similar to mine. When you painted the board and batten white, did you smooth out that texture at all or did you leave it alone? I want to do my living room, but I'm not sure how the textured wall through the board and batten will look.

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