Monday, April 9, 2012

Framed Out Living Room Wall by Amy & Chris

As you all know we have been working on our living room for two years! lol I just cant stay away from re doing it.  We wanted to give the room some character. I love the wainscoting look but not the price, so we came up with a cheaper and different alternative.


We bought MDF board to frame the wall. Once we determined how big and how manys boxes we wanted, Chris started by framing the border of the wall first.  Then he placed the mdf boards vertically and then finally horizontal to complete the boxes.

Once the framing was complete, Chris covered any holes and gaps with putty to give a seamless look. Then he completed the project by painting the entire wall and framing. I would like to eventually put big, funky frames with pictures in the boxes. I will update when that portion is complete!


Total cost and Material:
MDF board $50
The rest of supplies we already had from previous projects.
Paint color: Raffia Cream (Home Depot)

Thanks for stopping by, we couldnt be happier with the finished product!
Amy & Chris

46 comments:

  1. Looks awesome! It is amazing how something so simple can make such an impact in a room.

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  2. Wow! What a great inexpensive idea!

    Holly
    http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  3. I've been seeing this nifty little mdf board trick & I have to say I love it! It adds warmth to the room. Great job!

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  4. Amy! Totally LOVING that wall! Great job!

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  5. Beautiful wall!! Thanks so much for linking up to my party at Jillify It!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  6. That looks fantastic. I love it!

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  7. Wow! It looks great and makes such a huge difference in the room. I love that you did the entire wall all the way to the ceiling. Great job!

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  8. This looks amazing!!! I love the board and batten going to the ceiling and the colors in there. The colors are very similar to my guest bedroom with a dark blue and creamy white.

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  9. I just love things that are so simple but clever and really make a impact. Great idea. I am hopping over from Talent Tuesday and am now following you on Linky followers.

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    1. Thanks so much, Evelyn. I stopped by your great blog. I love that recipe you just posted and can't wait to try it out. Megan

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  10. Wow, what an awesome statement wall. Give yourselves a pat on the back, this is a great upgrade. :)
    Karah

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  11. This looks great! It makes such a difference! We just purchased our materials last weekend to do a wall in our bedroom. Unfortunately, we are having trouble getting the old wiring down on the wall and we are not supposed to block it off. Hopefully we can up with something and it will look as good as yours! Thanks so much for partying at The Creative Spark! Have a great week!
    Jenn :0

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenn! Good luck with your project!!

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  12. Looks amazing! I have been thinking about doing something similar in my bathroom and I am glad to see an example of one completed! I have to know if you only framed out the wall...is there anything that you put on the wall in the middle of the boxes?? My walls have a little texture to them and I am wondering if that will look weird!? You are so inspiring me to finally get this done!

    Maggie
    www.thehellonheelshousewife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Maggie. Nope there is nothing on the wall in the middle of the boxes. :) Just the frame out is wood. :)

      Megan

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  13. Oh. My. God. I love this! It completely changed the room! I looks gorgeous! I really want to try this!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sam. Can you believe it only cost them around fifty dollars? I think that's a big transformation for a minimal cost. Can't wait to see if you try this out. Megan

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  14. It has such a nice custom look to it now. Great job. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. As always we love to link up.

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  15. Hi there! I found you through Live Laugh Rowe, and immediately loved this project! I wanted to do something like this to a very long wall in our house for a while. Now there’s a picture to show my husband...thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Leslie ~ so glad you found us. The wall looks even better in person it really gives the room character and personality. Can't wait to see what you do with your house. Megan

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  16. this is SO awesome!! i love it! i would LOVE for you to link this post or any other posts you want to my weekend link party http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-link-party-6.html it opens at midnight tonight, hope to see you there!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Lauren. We would be happy to link up. Heading there now... Megan

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  17. Wow - I just LOVE it! It looks so fabulous and only a portion of the cost. This is a very creative way to do it. I'm so glad you are linking up at Romance on a Dime!! I'm pinning this!!

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  18. That's amazing, so cool looking! Love the pillows and the couch too!!!

    Sarah @ www.allthingsblogs.blogspot.com

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  19. Now THAT's a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous makeover at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com

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  20. This looks great!! We've don a lot of board and batten in our home, and I think I could do it in every room--does that mean I'm addicted?? Probably so!! I'm a follower and stopping over from the blog hop at Blissful and Domestic:)

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  21. Hi Chris and Amy, thanks so much for linking your framed out wall to Project Queen's party last week! Wow! It turned out wonderful. Amazing how it warms up the room. I will be featuring this tomorrow night at the highlight party.

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  22. What a great idea! It adds so much character to your room and I love the color too!

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  23. What a great idea to make a room look custom! Thanks for sharing...

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  24. Love it. What a good job. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up.
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  25. I love this. Very similar to the board and batten look which I like better than the bead board nowadays. Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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  26. I LOVE THIS!!! Looks absolutely fantastic!

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  27. Beautifully done. I'm trying to think of which room I want to try this in!

    Pinning your project!

    Jenn

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  28. I love the way it centers the room. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  29. wow.. awesome transformation.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party

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