I’ve still got one coat of paint to finish the ceiling, but the rest of the entry, living, and dining room painting is done. It’s amazing how much lighter and brighter everything looks. Especially the entry. Boy has it come a long way over the last month or so. We started with this beige box of ugliness:
And now we’ve got a modernized, slightly rustic, light space.
Peachy beige walls looked sad and dingy, especially against my vintage Longhorns.
To create a light backdrop with warm texture (not the heavy knock down), Ben hung tongue and groove pine planks.
Installing simple crown moulding throughout the room for a crisp edge helped finish off the top of the accent wall.
And giving it three good coats of white paint to finish it off for a neutral backdrop.
Along with the freshly painted light gray walls, the room feels clean and fresh.
Not only does the tongue and groove cover the giant wall of knock down, it also acts as a huge stud wall. Planks nailed into studs every 16 inches are completely secure, and the boards can easily hold the weight of art.
Don’t the horns and light fixture contrast nicely now?
Once our new windows come in, hopefully next week, we’ll replace the door and window.
Usually a fully white wall feels sterile and cold to me, but the knots and grooves keep it interesting.
I’ve never had an accent wall, but I have to say I love it. Seeing the horns and light against it just makes me giddy. My parents will be here soon, and I’m excited for my mom to see her horns proudly displayed.