Hey friends!! Ash and I are with lots of our other blog friends in Atlanta, Georgia for a few days at the Haven Conference!  If you didn’t make it there this year, you MUST make plans for it next year!  We would love to meet up!

Today we have another sister team back to share a great makeover with you.  We love these girls, and we know you will too!  Thanks Lolly Jane!!

Hey there Shanty readers!
We are excited to be back to visit these cute sisters! {Click here if you missed our Halloween birdhouses tutorial.}  Today we’re going to share how to customize a space using bead board planks:
To reintroduce ourselves, we are twin sisters Kelli & Kristi of Lolly Jane, an eclectic DIY blog, where we share home improvement projects, furniture revamps, occasional building tutorials, crafts and a tasty recipe or two.
 If you follow us, you have heard us mentioned our older sister, Sandee, who we’ve labeled as our unpaid manager, {although she collects in free vinyl from us! ;)} She moved into a gorgeous home a few years ago and is slowly making it her own, most recently adding planking to an alcove in her living room.  An easy way to customize your own space is to add molding/wood planking, as you all know from seeing the Shanty sisters cute projects.  It can instantly brighten up a room and makes a piece, {or alcove in this case,} look custom made.
After taking measurements, we purchasing wood bead-board style planking from our local home improvement store, and enlisted the help of our handy brother in law.  Starting from the top, he used a brad gun to secure the planking inside the alcove, and added molding on all 4 sides, leaving a piece in between the planks to use as a shelf:
From that point he added another layer of molding on the top, which really adds to the custom look.  This is where the ladies took over 😉  We caulked in between the planks, over the brad nails and inside each small space:
After a fresh coat of paint, Sandee’s old alcove had a whole new look:
She added a framed chalkboard to the space and can be used for notes, holiday messages, happy birthday’s and right now, her Meg Duerksen inspired summer list to do with our cute nieces & nephews:
Check out our tips on how to style a living room on a small budget:
We would love for you to stop by Lolly Jane sometime and stay up to speed on Sandee’s living room makeover… we’ll be revealing her custom fireplace makeover next week!  Or you can chat with us on FB, Twitter or Pinterest 🙂
BIG thanks to Ashley & Whitney for letting us crash their cute blog today!  Happy building, everyone!

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