|Notice the two different styles of tile- one on the floor the other on the walls. Also, on the left is the old oil heater radiator and on the right the new convect air heaters.|
Here are some inspiration images:
|My 1960s home does not have double wood doors nor stained glass, but maybe one day... This house is currently on the market. see it on MLS |
|Just beautiful! This house is also on the market in Montreal. See it on http://passerelle.centris.ca/Redirect2.aspx?CodeDest=SUTTON&NoMls=MT8551767&Source=WWW.REALTOR.CA&Langue=E|
I obviously don't have the space nor budget for the grand style of woodwork. Nevertheless I decided to get to work.
|It looks as if I'm building a giant door but it's what will become the wall paneling|
This is perhaps for a little more advanced DIYer- but if you are feeling adventurous I encourage you to give it a try.
Step 1: I purchased two pieced of veneered birch wood sheets 3/4 of an inch think (8 feet by 4 feet) and had them cut into my desired sizes at the hardware store (I don't have a table saw and the cost of getting it cut at the store is minimal).
Step 2: I had each sheet cut into 9 inch strips. Four of the 9 inch strips were then cut to 30 inches in length. These formed the vertical pieces on the wall.
Step 3: I also purchased two thin sheets of 1/8 birch wood (again 4 feet by 8 feet) and used it to fill the gaps between the birch veneers.
Step 4: Using PL glue and a nail gun assembled the pieces.
Step 5: Trim was added to the top of the paneling and between the transition from the thicker veneer to the thin wood. (The trimming between the veneers is a little more difficult to cut so that the corners are tight. I will blog about this at a later date or email me if you want to know right away.)p 8
Step 6: Stain the wood using a walnut colored stain
Step 7: Glue to the wall using PL glue.
Step 8: Marvel at your hard work!
Tip: Don't forget to change the trim around the doors to match the wall paneling.
Cost: Approximately $400 including the crown molding
|I added a bamboo rug to help tone down the busy floor|
Now all I need is a beautiful entrance door with a large windowpane, but more (financially) realistic is an umbrella stand. Any suggestion???
Let me know if you have any questions and tell us what you think!
See the follow-up post about some ideas I'm thinking of on how to jazz up the space.