Have you seen the trend of tongue and groove walls everywhere you look?!
Like in this beautiful kitchen?
I have seen it too! and I'm loving it! but in a more modern, contemporary way like this:
I've been thinking about what wall in my house could accommodate this crave I have! For me one wall would do the trick, a whole room would be way too much!
As I was working in the Laundry Room it just came to my mind! Hey! this would be the perfect place! Small, lots of traffic to admired it and just one small wall!
This is the Wall!! That door is the one to go to the garage!!
Of course I wanted to go the cheap way! That's way I used a sheet of MDF wall panel! It gives the appearance of natural wood paneling. Each sheet is 32sq.ft. or 4'x8'. It is very thin, good to used on top of the existing wall. It is pre-finished and not recommended for ceilings. I bought it at Home Depot were I asked them to cut it in the small pieces I needed.
|Lily Mist MDF wall panel|
I didn't remove the baseboard, simply removed excess of caulking on top of it.
With the Jigsaw I cut the opening for the electrical outlet.
Located the studs to nailed the panel! I did not use glue, the way I am I will be changing this look in 5 years and I don't want to be ripping the walls! besides this material is pretty lightweight!
The final piece to be installed! As usual, giving me trouble! Ceilings and walls aren't straight!
Some sanding did the work!
Now, some corner molding to finish it up!
This material isn't supposed to be painted or stained! But I didn't like the wood tone it had! Besides I still have some left over primer from painting the kitchen cabinets and that's what I used:
Plus two coats of paint...
and..... My new Wall is here!
|The Picture doesn't show it that well, |
but it makes a difference!