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September 30, 2019

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  1. liza says:

    looking to do this in my kitchen nook – where did you find the chair rail?

    • Danica says:

      Hi Liza, I found ours at a local hardware store, but I believe Home Depot or Lowe’s would carry this as well.

  2. Samantha says:

    Hi Danica! I absolutely love this project and am thinking of doing something similar in my home office. My question: how much wall does your wainscoting take up aka how high are your ceilings? I know the boards are 48” but wondering about ceiling height and how high I should go. My walls are 8’ tall so worried about cutting it in half. Thank you!!

  3. sbr says:

    hi i want to try this in my childrens room, but i dont have a nail gun, do you think a glue would work instead.

    • Danica says:

      I think you could get away with just glue, but you may need to spend more time holding each slat in place to ensure they don’t budge as you go along.

  4. remer says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I’m looking do this in my 3 year son’s room. Do you think the MDF will hold up in a kids room, or should I use a plywood? I’m not sure how durable MDF is compared to a wood…

    • Danica says:

      I think MDF would do alright! Plywood would probably be more durable but we haven’t had any issues with MDF and we’re not overly gentle on the slats either!

  5. lschrim says:

    Were your windows already cased out and you worked around them? Or did you case them out after painting the MDF?

  6. Alicia says:

    Thanks a million for sharing this! We are redoing our office right now and this was exactly what we were looking for. We just need to do this and <a href="">resurface the hardwood floor</a> to finish it off.

  7. jonathan says:

    Hey I know it sounds a little silly. But how do you make sure you don’t end on a "half" thick piece or a piece thats like 1cm thick on the end if you start from one end, how is your measuring process so that you know you will have the right amount of pieces or do you just buy a huge sheet that fits the length of your walls and cut 3/8" along the way? Not sure if I’m making sense here, let me know!

    • Danica says:

      Makes complete sense! Honestly, I didn’t measure first. I got really lucky in the corners but I was ok with making the slightest adjustments or joining two boards together in the corner to avoid any awkward spacing.

  8. jill says:

    Hi Danica! What was the length of the nails you used? Also, did you use the studs for any of the nailing? I am always afraid that I will hit a pipe/electrical, so never know what length nails to use for these projects!

    • Danica says:

      Hi Jill, I used 1" brad nails for the wood slats and I didn’t always hit a stud. I would recommend using a bit of liquid nails too to keep them in place.

  9. cezeoli says:

    Hi! What is the name of the white paint that you used in this room? I love how crisp it is!

  10. showard says:

    Hi Danica! Was the City Arboretum by Sherwin Williams limited edition? I’ve tried to find it everywhere and can only find a gray-er version of City Arboretum by Valspar. Love your office space!

    • Danica says:

      Hi Simone! The color City Arboretum is from Valspar and I mixed it in the HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams paint line at Lowe’s. Hopefully that clarifies any confusion. As far as the color swatch, it really doesn’t do it any justice – I had to paint my wainscoting before I fell in love with the color! 🙂

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