Yesterday I showed you the Vanity Roll Out Shelves in our Master Bathroom. Well you know I couldn't just stop at one project in the master bathroom.....the more the merrier!
We also managed to tackle a faux wainscoating project. I am in love with the elegant look of wainscoating, but I've been so nervous to start on a whole wall or room. We thought the 28" wall opposite our bathroom vanity was the perfect place to test it out -- just to make sure we weren't biting off more than we could chew.
I got my inspiration from Amy at The Idea Room. Here is her wonderful tutorial.
Here's the before -- you may remember it from this post about our master bedroom.
I taped off the area I was going to paint (just one measly wall). Then I cut half round with my hubby's oh-so-wonderful miter saw. All the ends were cut at at 45 degree angle.
We used a rectangle shape of 20" x 24" for ours -- but you could measure and use whatever shape you want. That's the beauty of doing it yourself!
I used our handy-dandy nail gun to fasten these pieces to the wall. (NOTE: I measured the bottom first and made sure that was level. I then used a square to make sure all the corners were ... well, square. Once I knew they were square I made a mark with a pencil to show where it would be -- in case I accidentally bumped or moved it while I was grabbing other tools. Then nail away!)
Because I'm not a professional carpenter I did have to fill in the corners with some wood putty.
Paint time! I used some leftover antique-ish white paint we had (it matched the mirror on the vanity).
For the top I wanted a clean line to offset the white from blue. The solution? We painted a piece of half round that was cut to the wall length BEFORE we put it up. No taping and a nice clean line.
I air-nailed the top rail to the wall and then filled in the holes and touched it up. Simple as that and it was up!
And are you ready for the best part!?! It only cost us $6.98 for two 8' sections of half round (we have about 6 feet left over too).
A small change -- but I love it just the same.
Linking up again to the hardware store challenge at CSI: