Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Inexpensive DIY Wainscoting

Today I was able to finish fixing up the bead board wallpaper snafu from last week.
The wallpaper was a great idea since I already had it on hand but it went way wrong. If you missed that post you can see it here.
Over the weekend we were at HomeDepot looking around and I decided to bring home some 3x4 1/4 inch thick pine boards to create real Wainscoting in the guest hallway. They were $2.75 each and I used 4 of them so it was an inexpensive fix at just $11 plus tax.
I was fearful of how the wallpaper would behave.
Thankfully it all came down without a fight.
It took 5 coats of white paint but it was well worth it.
The barn wood topper is wood that I had on hand out in the garage that Littliest and I actually saved from the neighbors trash back in the winter. They must have been fixing their fence because there were three stacks of the wood and I knew I would eventually find a use for it. It already had a grey tint to it from being outside for several years but I did dry brush some white paint on it and some stain to make it look a bit more aged.

Here is the new light. I actually had this boxed up and on my website but nobody was wanting just one. They all wanted a pair so I decided to keep it for myself!;)

Tex also came in  to play with the hallway make over. He had been sitting on our kitchen counter for months just waiting for a home.
The Hubster suggested that he should go above the arch into the guest hallway. 
The little table got a makeover as well with some Old Ochre. I adore the little alphabet stamps I found at Michaels not too long ago.
It is amazing how little changes can make such a big impact! Now I can not wait to do the hallway into our master. If you want to see just how far this little hallway has come since we first bought our home 4 years ago you can click here.

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42 comments:

  1. Brilliant fix, Pamela! Love it!!

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  2. Definitely a happy accident....your new wainscot idea looks super. Your light "that nobody wanted" was a lucky save,too.....it's perfect! Jane

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  3. Such a graceful and serene space - love the lamp and the table. Great fix on the wall.

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  4. This little hallway looks so pretty, Pamela. I really like how you added the boards, especially with the contrasting rustic board. So very pretty and I'm pinning it.

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  5. Super cute. I am actually working on a little wainscoting in pantry...we shall see if it works out. I love Tex so very much!! Glad he came out & made an appearance :)

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  6. Looks amazing! You did a wonderful job and I just love all the special touches you added.

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  7. Amazingly beautiful...and I love that steer head over the archway!!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  8. Oh WOW!!! Now that is something I haven't seen done!! Love it!! Love the rustic wood, great idea!! Please come share this on DIY Sunday Showcase, it's open now!

    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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  9. Hey, Pamela! I love the change to this sweet little hallway! You did a great job! Love the light, too.

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  10. love your new look in the hallway. I have a cow head in the closet while I try to find a place for it. You make me want to get it out and find a home for her too.

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  11. I love it! Simple changes that don't break the budget!

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  12. turned out great. I used the beadboard wallpaper for several projects and it was a success. Heading over the linked post

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  13. Oh I just adore this - well done, looks amazing.

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  14. Pamela,
    I love this it looks great. What a genius and a frugal one at that. Love this.
    Kris

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  15. Pamela- That is the cutest little thing I have seen all day. Love how it turned out with the barn board topper. It is just adorable! Great job- xo Diana

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  16. Loving your new little area. I've never been a wallpaper fan, myself. I think I change my mind too often and what a mess it leaves behind!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  17. I know these are all little changes but what a huge difference they made. You definitely got your wow!
    Traci

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  18. Looks fabulous ! Love the wainscoting ! Cute idea for the alphabet stamps !

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  19. LOVE IT, PAMELA!!! It looks fantastic! That wainscoting wall paper is good in theory (as is all the other textured wall paper), but it just doesn't hold up. The buffet that I wallpapered the drawers on has been sitting in the shop for over a year because our cat decided to sharpen her claws on the front of one of the drawers. LOL! I am absolutely loving the new look! It's wonderful!!

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  20. Wow, Pamela ... such a fantastic idea that has given your hallway such fabulous character! Kudos to your hubs, too ... I love where Tex is now perched!

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  21. I love how this finally turned out, looks fabulous. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  22. Love it! I thought the before was nice, but the after is perfect-so much character added! I've used the beadboard wallpaper in the back of some cupboards. It worked well there, but I didn't find it all that easy to work with.

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  23. That looks amazing! You have great ideas.

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  24. Very pretty, Pamela! Glad you got to keep that light for yourself.

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  25. Wow, Pamela, your hallway looks so good! What clever ideas!!!

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  26. Small space with big style...love the fix!!

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  27. Love the way it looks now. Beautiful.

    Hugs

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  28. Your little hallway is so perfect now. It looked great before, but the wainscot and the weathered wood above the chair rail and the door casing make it perfection! Love the little plant stand too.

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  29. Clever! I love the entire look! It's so welcoming!

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  30. Love! It all looks just perfect.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  31. Pamela, The change is wonderful! Great transformation.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  32. Looks awesome. I need to get on the ball and get some wainscoting done. I love how fresh it makes a room look.

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  33. The new wainscoating looks amazing. And the little sconce is perfect there, so it's agood thing you didn't sell it.

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  34. I ♥ everything about your makeover...love the twist on board & batten. Featured ya! xoxo

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