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Before & After: DIY Herringbone Wall

by Grace Bonney

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Some before & afters are all about a giant POW! of change: full home demolitions, knocking down walls and taking houses down to their studs. But some transformations are more focused on doing something clever with a small space that needs some new life. Today’s makeover falls into the second category of celebrating tiny nooks with a DIY upgrade.

When Amanda Devries of Gezellig Life wanted to give her “ho-hum” entryway wall a makeover, she looked no further than her own backyard. After doing some major demolition on her family’s home in Ontario, she was left with some beautiful pieces of salvaged wood. Determined to find a way to keep them as a part of the new space, she decided to create a herringbone pattern on the wall using those leftover planks. The whole project took eight hours from start to finish and didn’t cost a thing except for Amanda’s time! The finished look made her so happy that she was inspired to use salvaged bricks from the home’s original storage room to create a brand new hearth around their wood burning stove. Talk about making the most of what you have around you. Thanks so much to Amanda for sharing this with us and be sure to read on to hear more about her upcycled makeover. xo, grace

Click through for the full makeover and process after the jump!

the before






the after


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