Layla and Kevin from The Lettered Cottage took an unusually small room in their home—just 6' x 6'!—and turned it into a bright, cozy guest room with a unique feature. Wanting to bring some depth and interest to the walls, they decided to pick up some old gymnasium flooring at an architectural salvage store and—you guessed it— nail it right up on the wall. To get the boards clean and wall-ready, they used plain soap and water, mineral spirits, and a good dose of old-fashioned elbow grease. Then it was just a matter of laying a vertical hardwood floor!
For more details and photos of how they created this agreeable little space, visit Layla and Kevin at The Lettered Cottage.
Sarah is a freelance writer and photographer and mother of four boys. Her hobbies include writing emails at 4 am, fixing up her century-old home, critiquing superhero spin kicks, and trying not to kill her garden.
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