We started a little series this year called From Flat to That. It is where we are adding texture to all of the walls in our new home. When we built, we decided to have the builder finish everything to the drywall. And, we would add textures as far as shiplap, bead board, wallpaper, etc. Number one, I wasn’t sure what I wanted and didn’t want to commit to anything until we lived here for awhile. Number two, Deb and I enjoy those projects. They are great before and afters and are fun for you guys to see, as well. I wanted to round everything up in one post to get you all caught up to speed on what we got done in this series. So here is our from flat to that series roundup in 2023.
We started this series off in the kitchen. I was itching to do this room because I planned it all out in my head shortly after we moved in. We wanted to add wood bead board paneling to this room. But as soon as I saw someone post bead board wallpaper over on social media, I knew it was what I wanted to do for two reasons. It would be so much easier…. and I could do it myself. Deb has a lot of her own projects that she wants to do. And, she actually finished this project up by adding the trim on top of the wallpaper as I worked a bit ahead of her. FYI, everyone who comes to our home thinks it’s real wood and shocked to find out otherwise.
Continuing our From Flat to That series in the kitchen, Deb added shiplap to the kitchen fireplace. I am SO HAPPY how this turned out. It added a massive amount of interest especially where the bead board and trim Deb added buts up against the fireplace. It was actually the first thing that I noticed once we completed this project.
Adding shiplap to this family room wall made a HUGE difference as well. Deb’s brother came for the holidays and said seeing it in person gave it a lot more interest than what it looks like in photos. I love how this turned out. Check out this post to see the fireplace. We added the shiplap vertically there to give it a little more drama. We are unsure when we will continue around the room but we definitely want to. We needed a break from it because it takes a lot of time.
We continued the bead board wallpaper into the laundry room since it was right off the kitchen and in plain view. I hung it on two walls and Deb added the trim and peg rails below a section by the sink. I cannot tell you how much interest this added to this room. I love it and have a shelf to decorate for the seasons.
Adding all of the texture to the rooms of our home has made such a pleasant difference. Since we have all neutral furnishings and decor, we need pattern and texture creates that. I have several more things planned for other rooms and cannot wait to get started. It includes the wallpaper in the dining room which I am ready to hang, but had to get through Christmas. Also, we are adding a lot of texture to the entryway and stairway heading upstairs, the main bathroom, our bedroom, and adding faux beams to a few rooms, too.
Stay tuned for the continued series, From Flat to That, in 2024.