Monday, January 9, 2012

Wall Treatment Reveal (Phase 1)

Let's start off our week with a little happy dance! The tools have been put away and it's time to show you the results of our latest DIY project.

For those of you who have been following along, I'm happy to report that I still have all 10 fingers and I "passed" my final exam. Boy, I had a hard teacher too...he actually busted out the measuring tape when he walked in the door from work. What, honey? I learned from the best, why would it be anything less than perfection?! (Ok, I'll admit, I did have some difficulty and I used waaaay too much wood, but it got done nonetheless.)

Shall we take a little trip back and look at the before picture?

AFTER

I'm pretty pleased with how things turned out! It adds a little architectural detail and definitely adds dimension to the room.

Hooray for getting rid of the iron! When we first moved into our house 3 years ago, I was in a hurry to fill the space so I found something inexpensive and "made it work." Word to the wise...be patient when it comes to decorating your spaces. Find your style and become comfortable in it then let your creative juices flow. This way you'll end up with something you love instead of "making do" and wasting money.

I'm following my own advice this time around before I embark on phase 2 of this project. Ideas that are rattling around in my brain include adding static curtains beside the french doors, maybe painting the doors a fun, bright color. Totally would love a big, drum pendant over the table. Oh yeah, and I have some favorite pictures from our summer trip to Vail that may look super cool blown up and hanging on the wall. So many options! Unfortunately, this is the real world and money doesn't grown on trees so I'll be patient and look for some killer deals as I bring the rest of this room to life.

I'm so glad you shared a little of your time with me today. Stop back by tomorrow and I'll share the nitty gritty details so you can duplicate this look on your own!

If you're in need of some motivation or decorating help, contact me. Near or far, it's all possible!

18 comments:

Stephanie Shepherd said...

The detail going on here is incredible Dana! Now I really see why you were a bit hesitant with the power tools. Very nice work! A+ to you!

Megan said...

Holy Smokes that looks amazing!!!! I love bold wall treatments!!

pam {simple details} said...

I'm speechless, girl!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

dana, that looks AWESOME! love love it!

Ange said...

That is so fantastic, wow! Love it! A fun bright colored door would look great with the walls, can't wait to see what you do!

A Delightful Design said...

Dana~
YOU ROCK! I am so impressed. This is amazing! I tried pinning it but I think Pinterest was too busy. :-( I'll be back later!

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

You already know what I think about this, but I had to tell you again. You are amazing!!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Way to master your power tools girl! That is so perfect and looks extremely creative and professional. Also, I think about RAK fairly often (because of you) and today I performed one. I bought some chocolate covered graham crackers and went back to the Apple store and gave them (anonymously) to the person that helped me today! Yea!

Holly said...

I think it's fantastic and I just want to touch all of it. And I also think draperies would be an added bonus too. Our walls are pretty empty for the most part which really aggravates me but then I remember that I'm being thoughtful with my selections and try to feel better about it. At any rate, this is awesome - great work and I'll be interested in more detail tomorrow.

Carly {a simple affair} said...

There are no words...well almost--this is AMAZING! I'd say you got an A++. Cannot wait for phase two, but if I were you, I would continue to stare at the work in amazement for some time :)

xoxo

Lo said...

Seriously seriously awesome. Found you through Vintage revivals and lady you have got some talent! Love it!

Rhiannon said...

wow! amazing you definately have patience

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Linked over from Vintage Revivals and HELLO? I've never believed that diamonds are a girls best friend, but I am IN LOVE with these. Awesome detail to an otherwise generic wall. FABULOUS!

Love your newest follower,

Rebecca

Casey Lu said...

That is awesome! Love the shelves and wrought iron scroll you had before too! But, the diamonds are such a cool and unusual design aspect! Have you pinned this to pinterest?!

Ryan said...

Looks awesome. Congrats.

Abi said...

Hey Dana!
I saw your great all design on CG BOTB--it's beautiful! And very creative! Love the before and after shots...how different are they!?!! The wall really looks great!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

This is so cool! It looks perfect with your furnishings and is such an unexpected treatment. I'd say all of your hard work paid off! Found you through Vintage Revivals and enjoyed looking around a bit!

Stephanie said...

ok, so I liked the "before" better, but that's because your before is very very similar to my own personal taste. Soooo, what'd ya do with all that iron?? ;-P LOL!! Glad you like your new space!

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