Music Room

My Finished-For-Now Music Room

I finally finished all of the basics in the music room, and I even made an attempt to clean the floor, but only in the music room. The entryway and dining room floor is still a mess, so kindly overlook that. This is about the music room only. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m going to wait to do all of the decorating projects until the messy projects are finished in the entryway and dining room, so for now, here’s how the music room looks…

music room with all big projects finished - 1

It’s come a long way since the day we moved into this house!

Music room before remodel

I widened the opening from the music room into the hallway about a foot. It really made a huge difference.

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When we bought the house, that opening was only about 32 inches wide, and it had a plastic folding screen on it, and that led into the hallway that had a closet on either side. Things are feeling much more open now.

Music room before remodel

My favorite parts of this room are the pocket door bookcases. Before I built those, the doors just kind of got lost on that wall.

But now I feel like the bookcases actually showcase the doors better. They frame the doors and make them look much more prominent in the room.

music room with all big projects finished - 3

And here’s a look back the other way, from the back of the music room towards the entryway. You can really see how much bigger that opening into the hallway is now. And where the ladders are now is where the built-in hall tree will eventually be.

music room with all big projects finished - 4

This is the last wall that I finished yesterday. That little sliver of a doorway that you see on the far left is the doorway from the music room into the kitchen.

music room with all big projects finished - 5

And finally, here’s the straight-on view from the music room into the entryway.

music room with all big projects finished - 6

So that’s it for now! As much as I’d love to finish up this room completely, it just doesn’t make much sense to start reupholstering chairs, hanging artwork, etc., when there are still so many messy projects to do in the dining room and entryway. So now I’ll switch my attention to those front rooms and get the drywall finished, the windows trimmed out, the fireplace overmantel built, and all of the trim installed. Once all of the building, sanding, priming, and painting is done in there, I can get started on the decorating projects in all three areas.

My progress so far on the music room remodel.


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    Kristi C
    January 8, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Kristi, when I saw that first photo on today’s post, I heard a choir singing. Magestically. That room is perfection. IMO. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Angela
    January 8, 2016 at 8:51 am

    It’s beautiful! I really love the book shelves!

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    Sue
    January 8, 2016 at 8:58 am

    That looks terrific- built-ins, colors, floor and all! You Rock!

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    Peggy
    January 8, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Love it!!!

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    Danielle
    January 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

    It is really beautiful! I love what you decided to do with the walls, looks great with the doors, really pops.

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    Jens
    January 8, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Fabulous job Kristie! I love what you have done๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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    Marigene
    January 8, 2016 at 9:16 am

    That is stunning, Kristi!

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    Cathy
    January 8, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! You should be so proud of all your hard work. You are awesome.

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    KathieB
    January 8, 2016 at 9:20 am

    You have done a magnificent job. I love following your thought process(es) and your execution is spectacular!

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    Susan B
    January 8, 2016 at 9:20 am

    You are making me want to paint a room black and white. This looks awesome.

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    Denise Hans
    January 8, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Magazine worthy, Kristi! I love how all of your trim work comes together beautifully! The ceiling, door moldings, and those amazing doors with the flanking bookcases. You know you’ve done a great job when it’s already this gorgeous and there’s no furniture or decor in the room. Thank you for being so inspiring:)

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    Lori
    January 8, 2016 at 9:26 am

    When I first met my husband, he stated he wanted black walls. I, honestly, thought that was REALLY strange. Oh my word! Not only is it NOT strange, it is absolutely GORGEOUS! I sense a ‘redo’ in our future! When all your projects are completed, your little house is going to be a SHOWSTOPPER!

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    Regi
    January 8, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I have to agree with you – the bookcase pocket doors are definitely the crowning jewel of that room! I wish I had an area of my house that I could do that to. I love seeing the progress and design choices you make (even if you change your mind later ๐Ÿ˜€ ). Very inspiring work!

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    Trudy Gaehring
    January 8, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I so admire your talent—I stand in amazement of all you are able to accomplish!

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    Laurie
    January 8, 2016 at 9:31 am

    What a transformation! Congrats on another room done and on the checked off list.

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    Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely
    January 8, 2016 at 9:38 am

    The high contrast is just perfection, in my book! Absolutely stunning! And I am always in awe of your attention to detail and all the finish work! Makes me want to put trim on ALL THE THINGS!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Carrie
    January 8, 2016 at 9:38 am

    STUNNING!!!

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    Lee Ann Perez
    January 8, 2016 at 9:42 am

    That is simply stunning. Glad you’re following your inner voice for that vision you know is “right” for you.

    Lee Ann

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    Lisa E
    January 8, 2016 at 9:43 am

    What a beautiful transformation. I say this to you often even though I don’t know you, but I can’t help it…….I am proud of you!

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    Margie
    January 8, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Bravo!

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    Jean
    January 8, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Your music room is absolutely beautiful! I’m looking forward to seeing it decorated.

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    Jane
    January 8, 2016 at 9:46 am

    The music room is absolutely stunning! I think your decision to use “plain” black walls makes the room very calming and ties into the kitchen wonderfully. Adding in your beautiful piano along with everything you do in the dining room and entry will make this whole area gorgeous.

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    Carol
    January 8, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Beautiful! I am really surprised about the lightness of the room! Black was a great choice:)

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    Genelle McDaniel
    January 8, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Stunning is exactly the right word. And I believe the ceiling might be my favorite wall in the music room. Your ways of adding texture is amazing.

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    Michelle
    January 8, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Looks fabulous! Great work.

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    Karen R
    January 8, 2016 at 9:53 am

    This is really beautiful! Congrats on your progress – you keep me inspired! We are planning an extensive remodel in the fall on kitchen/dining/living room and I have lots of ideas thanks to you. Have a spectacular weekend Kristi.

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    Nikki
    January 8, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Spectacular! Your home is becoming a real showplace.

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    Laniece
    January 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!! WOW!!!!!

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    Rebecca B
    January 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Lovely! It looks so much better, the “before” pictures are truly hideous! Even by 70’s standards. But are you going to put in a light fixture before you move on to the other rooms? It seems like that would be fairly easy, right?

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      Kristi
      January 9, 2016 at 8:47 am

      I’m probably going to wait on the light fixture. I’ve searched and searched for one that I like, but I haven’t found one yet. I considered making one inspired by that Coleen & Co. light that I really like, but I’m thinking that one might be better for the hallway since the music room already has so much going on.

      So for now, I’ll hold off on the light until I can come up with an idea (or find a light) that I really like for them music room.

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        Susan
        January 11, 2016 at 11:27 am

        I hope you do make the one you showed us. I loved that one, and I’m looking forward to your tutorial! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Judy
    January 8, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Holy moly! This is absolutely stunning! And it isn’t even accessorized yet – y’all must be so proud. All your readers sure are!

  • Reply To This Comment โ†“
    Linda
    January 8, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Absolutely fantabulous! Love all you have done!

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    Melissa K
    January 8, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Wow, wow, wow!

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    Marilyn Canaday
    January 8, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I love everything you have done in this room. I really look forward to your posts!

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    Paivi
    January 8, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Stunning! I’m curious if you have different plans for your piano now that the bird wallpaper is not going in this space?

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      Marion
      January 8, 2016 at 11:40 am

      I think a huge painting of your bird wallpaper would be great in here now. Way to go, you did a gorgeous job on this room.

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      Kristi
      January 9, 2016 at 8:49 am

      I haven’t made a decision on that yet. I’ll move th piano in there and see what it looks like, and then get more of the dining room and entryway done. Once things start coming together a bit more, I’ll make a decision on the piano. But of course, no one should be surprised if it doesn’t stay yellow. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Ruth Anne
    January 8, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Brava!!!!

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    Donna
    January 8, 2016 at 10:17 am

    That definitely has the “WOW” factor!!

    I’m wondering how long now before you’ll be able to decorate and finish that stunning room.

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    Adrienne
    January 8, 2016 at 10:20 am

    It is stunning!! I am really, really tempted right now to paint my dining room walls black. I have a chair rail so it would look similar to yours and I would just paint he top 1/2. Problem is that I just painted it grey a few months ago.

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    Carol F
    January 8, 2016 at 10:21 am

    It all came together very nicely! I do love how the bookcases show case the doors, I was bother by the doors just hanging there by themselves before. Great job!!!

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    Ashley
    January 8, 2016 at 10:22 am

    This is my new fav in your house!! This has turned out just beautifully and i can not wait to see whats up next!! I loved this journey of following you gut design and truly getting what you want out of the project because at the end of the day its your home. I am soooo in love with this room i am saving it to my dream/when i move into my own home book! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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    MissElaineous
    January 8, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I REALLY love your style!!!! You are truly an inspiration both personally and professionally. Thank you for posting all the nitty-gritty photos and comments that are an integral part of the whole process of decorating. I, too, heard “choirs singing” when I saw the Music Room photos ๐Ÿ™‚

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    casandra
    January 8, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Wow, it’s beautiful Kristi!! Every decision you made in the end came together so beautifully, from the bookcases to the black paint to the brass/gold fixtures and the glass. It’s so lovely and classy but still with pops! Great work.

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    Erin
    January 8, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Everything looks great, I love the black and white. I like that you went with the less is more approach in this room. I look forward to seeing what you have cooked up for the dining/entry!

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    Mis
    January 8, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Spectacular! Stunning! I could stare at your pictures all day. You are very talented. Bravo!

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    chiflipper
    January 8, 2016 at 10:51 am

    WOW!!! One of the great things about your blog is seeing the progression of work, the “layering” of components. This room is just stunning. Thank you for this blog.

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    Denise811
    January 8, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Absolutely phenomenal! I may have missed it, but can you let us know the name of the black paint color?

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      Kristi
      January 9, 2016 at 8:51 am

      It’s just Pure Black from Behr in a matte finish. I don’t even know if they have a paint chip for it. I just go up to the counter and ask for Pure Black. Black is literally the only pigment in the paint.

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    HeatherB
    January 8, 2016 at 11:03 am

    It. looks. STUNNING! Great job. And the black front door ties in so well, too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Diana
    January 8, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Wow!!! I love to see your renovations and projects! I really admire your talent and perseverance! Everything looks great!!!

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    Janis
    January 8, 2016 at 11:08 am

    As always you’ve done a fantastic beautiful job Kristi. The more things you do the better you are getting. As always you’ve amazed me. The music room is gorgeous and I love those black wall’s. Amazing!!!!

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    Marilee
    January 8, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Absolutely beautiful!

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    Cate
    January 8, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I often wonder, when I look at the “before” pics, whether or not I would have bought your house? I would see the window air conditioner, the plastic folding door, etc and not “see” the beauty the house actually has the potential to possess. I absolutely LOVE all the work you have completed thus far to make this house your home…and I understand now that I don’t have the “vision” that you have certainly been blessed with. I think that is why I love your blog so much. It allows me to see things differently than I could have ever imagined. Well done! Beautiful! Awesome! Every. Single. Think.

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    Vicki Brawley
    January 8, 2016 at 11:24 am

    This room is gorgeous!!!! It takes my breath away beautiful! I look forward to seeing the space finished. Great job!

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    Heather
    January 8, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Perfection!
    Also, I’m really excited for whenever you finish your niece’s bedroom ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Kelly B
    January 8, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Stunning! The bookcases make the doors feel like they are pieces of art. Love the wall and trim color. The whole room feels large and bright.

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    Jeanne
    January 8, 2016 at 11:30 am

    That looks wonderful!!!

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    Michele
    January 8, 2016 at 11:33 am

    This room is fabulous even without furniture and objects/books filling the shelves. I love the look of it. You were absolutely right to finish the door wall with the bookcases and absolutely right that the book cases showcase the design of the doors much more than the doors alone could on their own. You’ve gotten me excited to see how the dining room turns out and how you transition the two areas for continuity. So impressive, Kristi! Slow and steady wins it, and never apologize for changing your mind when one of your brilliant ‘what if’ ideas hits! They really pay off.

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    Kimberly
    January 8, 2016 at 11:33 am

    My goodness I love it SO so much!!! Just beautiful!

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    Barbara McMorries
    January 8, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Absolutely stunning! You are amazingly gifted!!

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    Lori
    January 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    One word: GORGEOUS!!!!

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    Kathy
    January 8, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Just gorgeous!

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    Sandy Poole
    January 8, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Kristi, You have done a amazing job on this music room! It is so stunning, Beautiful, gorgeous!!! What a talent and vision you have! Congrats to you for all your labor on this project!!!!

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    Hope Williams
    January 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Stunning! Gorgeous! Beautiful!

    100% Head over heels, Worth every second of sweat, perfection in DIY!

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    Marcia
    January 8, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Gooooooorgeous!

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    Cathy R
    January 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    This is so beautiful; I don’t even miss the pony walls like I thought I would. Well done, you!

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    Bonita
    January 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    You have done an absolutely amazing job of transforming this home into one that is full of character! I can’t wait to see the finished product.

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    Gigi Clark
    January 8, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    This is stunning! You did a great job! Can’t wait to see it with furniture, artwork, and accessories.

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    lois black
    January 8, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    It is gorgeous. You have done an amazing job!!!! What vision!!!

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    barb
    January 8, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Bravo and well done! Executed beautifully~

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    Charlotte
    January 8, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    WOW…. absolutely beautiful…..

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    Guerrina
    January 8, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Simply elegant! The stark contrast with the white and black and the added “texture” of the ceiling, wainscoting, doors/built-ins make for a huge impact. Just love it!

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    Sue2
    January 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    This has turned out so very nice, Kristi. I’m glad you will complete the entry and dining room before furnishing and accessorizing. You will know, while seeing all three rooms as a whole, just what needs done to tie them all together. I share in your joy. Are you sure you don’t want your curtains in the dining room to be verticle stripes instead of horizontal? It will raise the ceiling visually. This is all so exciting for us all….way to go, girl!

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    Katie
    January 8, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Kristi – I love everything that you have done so far. I admire you for having the courage to make decisions about your home based on what works for you and Matt and what you like.

    My husband recently had a stroke, and he’s currently not at home, but we are hopeful that he will be coming home soon. He most likely will be coming home in a wheelchair, so that’s made me look over your designs even more closely than usual, since that is now a concern for me.

    Thank you so much for sharing what you have done to make your home accessible for Matt. It probably helps more people than you realize.

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    Rene'
    January 8, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Although I am fairly new to reading your blog, I am totally mesmerized by your thought process,
    creativity and God given abilities in all that you accomplish. What I do not understand for the life
    of me is why on earth hasn’t someone on HGTV or TLC offered you a TV show. The only thing I
    can figure is that too many companies would have employees watching your show instead of
    working. Keep up your wonderful work and may 2016 be incredible for you, Matt & your fluffy
    children!

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    Andi
    January 8, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Wow, I’m so impressed. This looks so great!! I can only imagine how good you must feel to walk through that room daily and know that it’s done.

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    HeatherB
    January 8, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Kristi~

    I’m really wanting to do some wainscoting through my house, and am leaning toward the “judges paneling”, if you will, more like what is in your bathroom and was on the pony walls. But my walls are textured…that “orange peel” kind, if you will. What do you think is the best way to deal with this? Skim coat the whole thing? I’m just worried I won’t get an even/smooth finish. I even thought maybe attaching a thin veneer across the whole thing (more legit wood paneling, if you will ๐Ÿ™‚ but am thinking the cost could be quite dear. Any thoughts/suggestions?

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      HeatherB
      January 8, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      Wowzers…and I said “if you will” three times in that post! Sorry ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Kristi
      January 9, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Skim coating is definitely an option, and the cheapest, for sure. At the condo, we had really textured walls, so in the living room and breakfast room I used something called hardboard (or eucaboard) on the walls first, and then added the wainscoting on top of that. It worked really well. The hardboard is a dark brown color, and about 1/4-inch thick, and comes in 4′ x 8′ sheets that you can cut down on a table saw. I got it at Home Depot.

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        HeatherB
        January 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

        Thanks! I will look into that, and find the prior post(s). I have only read up on your current house…need to travel back to “the condo years” ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Peggy Rickard
    January 8, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Absolutely a piece of ART!!!!!

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    Marcia
    January 8, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    The sliding doors/bookcases – idea is outstanding

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    Maggie Obst
    January 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Simply so stunning, how much more room you now have. Job well executed!

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    Anne
    January 8, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    LOVE IT!!!!!

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    Debbie
    January 8, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Fabulousness!

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    Dale
    January 8, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Love it !!

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    Rae
    January 8, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    So beautiful, Kristi! Your vision is amazing, and execution is so impressive. Well done.

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    Juliette
    January 8, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Stunning!

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    Karen @ The Decorated Nest
    January 8, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Stunning, simply stunning–every single detail!

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    Sharon C
    January 8, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Wow, this room is absolutely stunning and gorgeous, you have done an amazing job Kristi. Well done, you must be so proud of your achievements, as we are of you and your incredible vision!!

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    Beverly
    January 8, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Everything you do is so fantastic. You need to have your own television show.

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    Mel
    January 8, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Kristi, you did a fabulous job on every room and especially the music room. I love the door! I was looking back at the DIY Tool segment you did, great information. It would really be nice whenever you find the time to do an instructional video on how to use each one.

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    Rebecca
    January 8, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    You did an outstanding job!! I give you an A+. I love, love the color of the wall too. Keep up the good work….Rebecca

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    Chris
    January 9, 2016 at 1:20 am

    It’s amazing how someone with talent and imagination can really transform a house from nothing special to nothing short of stunning.

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    Besa
    January 9, 2016 at 4:08 am

    The transformation is absolutely stunning. Great vision and superb execution.

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    Mason Leskowitz
    January 9, 2016 at 5:21 am

    “My favorite parts of this room are the pocket door bookcases. Before I built those, the doors just kind of got lost on that wall. But now I feel like the bookcases actually showcase the doors better. They frame the doors and make them look much more prominent in the room.”
    Yes. Exactly.

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    B
    January 9, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Stunning! Wow! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Marie Claire
    January 9, 2016 at 6:58 am

    The room is beautiful, and such an inspiration.

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    Mrs Mike
    January 9, 2016 at 7:12 am

    This is beautiful!! Your blog is so inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see the next project!

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    Ellen W.
    January 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Yay!!! I’ve been been so excited to see the “finished for now” work, and it’s amazing! You did a truly awesome job. I love watching you take a room that is just pitiful and transform it into a work of beauty. I’m most impressed with your pocket door wall. You’ve aspected your beautiful doors perfectly! Love that you provide a focal point or view when you enter a room.

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    Mercedes
    January 9, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Awesome! You’ve hit it out of the park.

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    JudyMae
    January 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Simply stunning!

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    Rosie
    January 9, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Beautiful!

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    Debbie
    January 9, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    It is beautiful! I love your home and vision.

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    jen
    January 9, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    This is beautiful. And I love that you’re making the house your own, and I also feel that this music room would still be a beautiful dining room, the dining room will still be a beautiful living room, and your breakfast room could still be a den. You’re creating beautiful rooms that are still multi-functional. I know you’re not planning on selling, but who knows, maybe you’ll win this weekend’s Powerball! Not to mention, you’re known to change your mind! Ha ha! I say that lovingly, you remind me of me!!!

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    Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse
    January 9, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Kristi, it’s stunning! You have done such an amazing job! I am in awe of you and your work. Thank you for sharing with us! Hope your New Year is off to a lovely start. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    Gloria S.
    January 10, 2016 at 2:30 am

    A loud round of applause for Kristi! You surely deserve it! You made my day!

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    LuWana
    January 10, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    The music room is stunning and inspiring. Perhaps if I had such a room I’d actually practice now and then. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just kidding! I’ve just found your blog and I’m truly amazed, going back to read about the condo redecorating as well as the house so far. Lovely, incredible, and more! I paint furniture and walls, but I don’t do “carpentry” work like moldings and drywall and the like–wish I had your skills as well as your eye.

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    DAF
    January 10, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    I just saw this on thesunnysideupblog and thought of your crown molding/window molding issue. maybe there could be no crown just on that window wall but some kind of decorative corner? http://www.thesunnysideupblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/custom-marble-tub-634×951.jpg

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    Mahmoud
    January 11, 2016 at 2:38 am

    beautiful…

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    marti
    January 11, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Kristi, don’t tell me it’s the same room. I won’t believe it. Go, Kristi, go, you are the best. Simply the best!

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    angela
    January 11, 2016 at 10:00 am

    You best work on some fun projects like pretty paintings for that black and white music room. You need/love color!

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    Tammy (Pa.)
    January 12, 2016 at 7:17 am

    ABSOLUTLEY FREAKING AWESOME KRISTI….!!!!!!!

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    Marija
    January 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    You could additionally bump crown molding away from the whole length of the second wall ( like it’s done on the inspirational photo) , so you would have a normal corner joint.
    I’ ve gone a foot over both sides of window and now I wish I’ve done a longer overhang if not a whole wall.
    You have a great ideas!

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    Zovesta
    January 17, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    This is absolute magic. I just can’t believe your genius and hard work. I’m mind-blown.

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