Decorating DIY

Adding Wainscoting to the bedroom walls……using a Pencil!!!

How is everyone? It’s been quite some time since I posted, but goodness,we are living in crazy times! I am so thankful that we are safe and healthy. I have been baking WAY too much, and I’m not a baker..haha..

Look what a pencil and a couple hours can do!!

I thought I would share my bedroom wall treatment that I did this past January. All it requires is a wall, and a pencil!! We are in the middle of a real hot and dry period of summer right now, and this is a good project for when you are inside, with the ac on. (or just want an indoor, easy project)

The finished look!! Thanks to a pencil and 2 x 4!!

Our bedroom is pretty tiny, and I wanted to give it a real “cottage” look. We have wainscoting in our dining room, that my hubby installed. One Saturday I decided that I would love to have that on our bedroom walls. (I didn’t want the expense…but wanted the look) So I grabbed a pencil and a 2 x 4 and got to work.

I began in a corner that you don’t see when you first walk into the room. (in case I messed up) All I did was draw a pencil line on the wall, using the board as my guide…working around the entire room. ( Use a pencil that isn’t too sharp…the lines are darker then.)

As I got closer to a corner, I spaced the lines a little wider or slimmer, just slightly, so that I didn’t end up with a small one inch “board” in the corner. That’s it!!!

I just LOVE how it turned out!!! I am someone that likes to change things up, and I’m not very patient, so this project was perfect! I will be working on a Summer Porch post, and I will be sharing that soon!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by!

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  1. Marilyn Moore says:

    WOW! You added a whole new dimension of Cozy to an already beautiful room! You are so inspiring. xoxoxoxo. Love Mom.

    1. Tracey says:

      Thanks Mom xoxoxo

  2. houseonwren says:

    I love how it looks! Glad to see you are back on the blog! xxx

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Lori! Appreciate you my friend!

  3. MrsSW says:

    You are a very patient person! The end result looks great.

    1. Tracey says:

      Haha Thanks Sheila! It actually didn’t take that long! (way quicker than if I waited for Gerald to install wainscoting hehe)

  4. Lynda says:

    Looking good! 🙂

    1. Tracey says:

      Thanks Lynnie! xo

  5. Emily says:

    Looks amazing!! I seriously love it!!!

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you so much Emily! xo

  6. Julie Martin-Jacob says:

    Who would have thought something so simple to do makes such a statement!!
    Love it Tracey
    Love you too 🙂 Stay cool

    1. Tracey says:

      Thanks Julie!! Hope you are doing well! Love you too! xo

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