Can You Spy the DIY? Brooklyn Bedroom Edition

Can You Spy the DIY? Brooklyn Bedroom Edition

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Carrie McBride
Nov 20, 2014
(Image credit: Jill Slater)

This Brooklyn bedroom looks like it could grace a catalog cover, but it's boasting a big DIY secret. Can you guess which element here is actually a do-it-yourself' project? Design sleuths, proceed...

(Image credit: Jill Slater)

Aha -it's the faux wall molding! This family doesn't live in an old brownstone with period, decorative molding, so they added it themselves. Here's what we learned about this DIY from their house tour:

The transition to parenthood was significant for all involved, but Hakarl had one additional task at hand — creating a new home in a bland, white-box condo. Hakarl refers to it as "condo shame." He would have loved a place that came with history and character, but has found a way to create these from scratch. In the bedroom, Hakarl added picture frame molding painted white against a steel gray wall.

Did you guess right?

See the rest of this home → Hakarl & Jili Build a Family Home

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