Before & After: Sophisticated and Dramatic Wainscoting

published Mar 1, 2013
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I came across this project from a comment left in my recent post Brags! What DIY Project Are You Most Proud Of? It came from Julia from the blog Chris Loves Julia. They were looking to change up their living room for a more sophisticated yet casual look and Julia fell in love with some dramatic wainscoting images and got the bug to re-create it at home.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

It took them just a few hours over two days to put it up and then one day to paint it. They used Kwal Paints in Crave with a matte finish to achieve the look. They were surprised about how easy the whole project was. I think we could all learn from them that sometimes a project that may seem really daunting just might surprise you. The change and result is chic, dramatic and gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration Chris and Julia!

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

To see more on this project check out Chris Loves Julia.