half baked.
by victoria comment



richard powers photography, via yellowtrace.

sometimes, a half baked idea is not such a bad thing. i’ll explain. i quite like the idea demonstrated here in these images of creating the illusion of wainscoting, but with paint. colorful, or a subdued gray, it all looks quite clever, and is quite easy to DIY, too. i did this in a previous apartment with black chalkboard paint and it was a snap — just taped off the area and painted away — maybe it’s time to do something new around the cottage. regardless, this is great way to delineate space, create a ‘faux’ headboard; and the idea translates well to sprucing up some old furniture, too.



home of caroline gomez photographed by julien fernandez, via style me pretty.


lily; norske interior; camp design group.




Chez Estelle Leprince / Milk & Paper via editions doa.


images, clockwise, l to r: urbis magazine, by richard powers photography; Elle Decoration France; petite sweet; as de trefle; brdr. krüger; marie claire maison.

10 responses to “half baked.”

  1. Great little post with some really fun applications! I particular love the bed with the “unfinished edge” lower panel, and the gray panel that runs over the doors…all of these are wonderful examples, and so easily done.

    It’s really quite exciting to see people taking chances with paint! Posts like this are so inspirational.

    patrick landrum
    pl&d/patrick landrum design

  2. This is great, Victoria. Especially loving that black wainscoting in the dining area and that soft gray backsplash in the kitchen. Oh, mama!

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