DIY: Tongue & Groove Walls

July 1st, 2013

Greetings all and welcome to July! Can you believe half the year is gone already? Sheesh!  We had a fun filled weekend, spending Friday night with a group of friends going to a club to have dinner and cocktails and listen to a band. Saturday we stopped by the ‘Days of Wine and Lavender’ event at Matanzas Creek Winery, sampling gourmet bites and local wines, so fun!

But there was some work we finished up too, the tongue and groove wall treatment we installed in friend’s dining room two weeks ago. It made sense to start this total room makeover with the walls first before adding the new table, chairs, light fixture, and window panels (coming soon).

We installed classic tongue and groove vertical planks to the walls – all supplies courtesy of Lowes. The room is still in a very neutral stage right now – I’m deciding what to do above the new wall treatment (bold paint? wallpaper?) but here is a look at the new wall treatment with the steps we followed and products we used to add tongue and groove planks to this dining space in progress.

simple tongue and groove wall treatment

 

We started with the Pickwick planks from Lowes, look for them in the lumber & trim department. These tongue & groove pine planks come in packages of six pieces and are ready to stain or paint.

pickwick planks lowes

 

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Weekend Reading

June 28th, 2013

Hi everyone, happy weekend!  Thanks for all the nice words on the bookcase project from yesterday. I’m wrapping up a few projects around the house this weekend and hoping to clear the decks so we can get out of town for a few days next week.

ashley gilbreath coastal living room

 

I rounded up a few favorite links for the weekend, enjoy!

Above image from this gorgeous beach home tour.

Get ready to pin! A beautiful Parade of Homes featured over at Kirstin’s place.

The average bloggers’s guide to blogging.

A clever reply to a cease and desist letter.

Does your plan match your dream?

This Tumblr is hilarious.

“O beautiful for spacious skies” – the 50 states in pictures.

Working women during WWII.

75 years of the Man of Steel.

Endangered American historical sites.

A cross country road trip all about pie.

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

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