If you are new around here, we like to do projects. I’m always dreaming up simple or big DIY’s in our home, and for the past month, we’ve worked on transforming our “twin room.” Everything was painted a medium grey when we moved in, and since we have little natural light in our home, it translated into feeling very dark and gloomy. In December we finally decided to paint it white, and you can see the transformation here. Yesterday we also decided to add some simple wainscotting for a statement wall, and I couldn’t be more in love with how it turned out – and best yet, it was super inexpensive!
I started in the fall, dreaming of a much more beautiful space for our kids that was functional and brighter. They have a really tiny room; it’s only 9 feet long by 11 feet wide, and it JUST fit two twin beds and a three-drawer dresser before, so bunk beds were a MUST.
Moods boards are an awesome way to visualize a space and see if all of the elements work together.
Since the dresser and lighting are still in transit, I’ll be doing a third blog next week when everything is styled and the room is complete!
How To Install Wainscotting
Since stock is low in many stores across Canada, we purchased these packs of three. We cut them in half to 48′ and installed them on the wall. We then caped it off with moulding made for wainscotting.
We carefully placed them on the wall and used our brad nailer to attach them to the wall. They look seamless on the wall and we ended up capping them with this moulding.
Since we have these retro window valances in each room, I really wanted to dress them up by adding DIY pleated drapes. They were straightforward to make and cost under 100 for all four panels!
As for the paint in this room, the white is Ultra White from Valspar and the grey is Granite Dust from Valspar. I really love the combination, and the paint has the best coverage I’ve ever seen! I only had to do one coat on the primed wainscotting! You can find Valspar paint and a number at any Lowes Canada!
This grey is the perfect grey. It feels so charming while feeling a bit coastal. If you have a dark space, this grey is a perfect shade!