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:
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. The door on the left is the one to go to the garage.
Of course I wanted to go the cheap way. ;) That's why 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|
With the Jigsaw the opening for the outlet was cut.
The studs were located to nail the board in place. 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 off the walls.
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 had some left over primer from painting the kitchen cabinets and that's what I used:
Plus two coats of paint...
Here it is :)
|The Picture doesn't show it that well, |
but it makes a difference!
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