New Use for Gym Flooring: Dressing Up Guest Room Walls

New Use for Gym Flooring: Dressing Up Guest Room Walls

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Sarah Dobbins
Dec 6, 2011

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.

Images: The Lettered Cottage

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