Tongue + Groovy
June 11, 2013
I just couldn’t resist using the word “groovy”. #totaldork
So I’m getting ready to start on a new space and it’s great having a friend who enlists my help! This time it’s a dining room and here is my blank canvas.
Okay it’s not exactly “blank” right now (quick iphone pic) it’s a catchall space, but wiggle your nose and make the furniture and chandelier disappear. Aha! See? Blank canvas!
The first step is going to be jazzing up the walls, and I decided on a classic tongue and groove or plank wall treatment. I’ve considered everything else, stencils, bold wallpaper, etc. but keeping coming back to a look that I know she’ll love for years to come. It’s the same friend who loves classic meets modern (remember this dresser?) and so that’s where we’re going with this. I’ll be installing it later this week – meanwhile here’s a peek at some of the looks I’m loving right now.
Tall & White? Ooh, gorgeousness – love how it makes a room feel taller ha! and adds fab texture to a plain wall. Very elegant and cottagey and my fave for this space right now.
Painted? In muted or bold colors, love this variation from classic white. Tempted.
Horizontal is all the rage, with plank walls appearing in so many modern spaces, but it’s another option, running the planks the other direction is cool. Maybe not for this dining room but I still love this look.
And just for kicks, let’s not forget the fifth wall, another way to change up the look of a plain ceiling (see also Layla & Kevin’s project).
Then I spied this and thought hey what a great way to use planks and molding to frame up a DIY headboard on the wall. #notetoself
For the dining room project, I’m headed to Lowe’s since they have a great lumber and trim selection, also some wide grooved panel boards that might just do the trick.