|Before photo of the window wall in the original bedroom|
|Dan tore down the planks & removed the loose insulation|
at the same time. Being 90 years old, the planks were dry
and brittle. Most of them shattered during deconstruction.
New energy efficient windows installed.
|New insulation and plastic vapor barrier.|
We couldn't reuse the old tongue and groove planks, and didn't want to try and replicate it. I felt a failed attempted match wouldn't look as good as a totally contrasting look. We discussed drywall, but even though he did it in the kitchen for me, Dan really dislikes doing drywall. The next idea was a Victorian style wood panel look. That's what we did.
|Dan used finished plywood panels and a stain that matched the |
color of of wood that was beneath the painted tongue and groove.
|We bought and stained ready-made, off the rack trims from Lowes.|
Funny how the colors in the photos change depending on the time of day and light. Most of it will be hidden by draperies by the time it's done. Still to do is apply polyurethane. Then it's on to the ceiling.
Progress on the Bedroom: The Window Wall © October 2013