Discovered an interiors blog this weekend called Chris Loves Julia. When looking at my blog traffic statistics, I noticed that a few people were clicking to my blog from theirs. So I had to check out it out.
Turns out the blog is about a couple who does DIY projects on their home. Hats off to anyone who can take on do-it-yourself home improvement projects and see them all the way through!
One of the projects this couple took on was transforming their living room. The after is this dark paneled living room above. It seems, the couple (Chris & Julia) got some inspiration from this photo I had posted below awhile back on dark rooms!
The couple wanted to make a dramatic statement in their then lavender living room…they bought the supplies and then did it themselves…see the transformation below.
|INSPIRATION – Inspiration photo from this COCOCOZY post on dark rooms (above)|
|BEFORE – Chris & Juia’s living room – neutral with a graphic rug and a lavender or purple feature wall (above)|
|DURING – The couple took it upon themselves to create their own high design paneled wall…it started with painting the wall a matte finish charcoal gray then framing out paneling with wood boards. (above)|
|AFTER – The white sofa now pops against the dramatic dark wood paneled wall! (above)|
What do you think about this wall before and after? Do you like the end result? I do. I think it is fantastic!
The project took them two days and cost $117! Nice work Chris & Julia.
To see more on their project, click here.
7 responses to “PANEL PERFECT DIY LIVING ROOM – BEFORE & AFTER”
So in love with the last look! It is so chic and stylish with the perfect addition of texture! Plus you can add various pops of color to brighten up the room!
–Sayeh, The Office Stylist
Love those walls!
We did this in our last home, actually through out the entire house, I was panel happy! I still love the look,it creates a great amount of texture to an otherwise flat wall and just enough drama.
Absolutely beautiful walls and the price tag makes it even more so! Thank you for sharing.
Loved the transformation!! Totally cool and the sofa does pop out so well against the dark background!
Definitely fantastic. I love a board and batten wall treatment and have been wanting to try it somewhere in my own home. I’ll have to pop over to their blog and tell them how great of a job they did!
Wow what a diference in this room!! I went on the Chris loves Julia blog to see the entire project. I enjoyed the seeing the entire transformation and their blog. You must feel pretty great to have been their inspiration. Congratulations. Sincerely, Laura Ramsey