Who: Jessica Bruno
Where: Sutton, Mass.
Unadorned beige walls and the lack of a focal point made the living room feel blah and haphazard.
The Project Tally:
Added wainscoting made from 6½-inch-wide tongue-and-groove pine planks $222
Painted the wainscoting and the walls above $110
Made a media cabinet using pine boards for the frame, hinged cabinet doors made to look like apothecary drawers, and a barn-wood top $72
Customized a room divider with cabinet doors left over from a kitchen reno, new hardware,
and pine shelves $31
Built wall-mounted shelves using leftover pine and home-center corbels $12