Thursday, December 6, 2012

A little cottage style....

Where are all my blogging Ryan Homes friends?  I'm hoping you are all just busy preparing for the holidays and enjoying time in your new homes with family and friends.  I was surprised I didn't get more guesses to the mystery project photo in my last blog.  Those of you who replied though I am very happy and thankful you took a peak at our blog and made a great guess.  Well now to reveal the big mystery......

We put wainscoting in our mud area and powder room.    I have to say this area takes a beating in our house.  With a busy schedule and three little ones running everywhere I'm hopeful this wainscoting will provide a little protection on our walls, make them much easier to clean, and I LOVE the style and look they bring to our home.  I just feel so much more welcomed when I walk into the mud area after a crazy day.  I think my husband did a great job installing it and he did it fairly quickly I must say.  He did mention it was a bit of a pain because of all the corners and some of the walls aren't as square as you would hope or they appear to be and that posed a bit of a challenge.....but we both agree we love how it turned out.  Now the question is what color should we paint the top wall portions?  Well I've been busy with my paint swatches checking them out in different lights and coordinating with the other colors I have picked out so hopefully soon I'll have my decisions made and some paint to finish these areas off.  So take a look at the photos below and let me know what you think....


  1. The wainscoting looks great!

  2. WOW! Your husband did a fantastic job and it gives the room so much personality!!

  3. I've been wondering the same thing... Where are all the Ryan bloggers? And where are all the new ones?

    I love what you did with the beadboard. Nothing is truly square in our house, so I plan on using lots of trim to cover the imperfections. ;)

    I looks fantastic, by the way! Tell your husband he's made you the envy of women everywhere!

  4. Looks great. I have though of putting up some in our house, but we are waiting till after our 1 year drywall checkup.

    As for paint, to go with a cottage style, I would look at a sea foam green or a pale blue.

  5. I plan on running beadboard all over the place. My entry hall is probably going to get beadboard pretty high and a giant plate rail/shelf type thing with hooks along the underside.

    Until I can come up with something better. I can't wait to see what you are doing with your entry.

  6. That is really nice! We decided to install all the crown molding and chair rails later. Never thought of your idea. We are also blogging, if you wish to see our progress here is the link

  7. That looks great!

    I'm painting -- will post some pics soon!