A little wainscoting can make a huge statement.
I have always wanted add wainscoting similar to the ones in these pictures, but I know that it can be a little pricey to pay a professional.
I was so excited to see a DIY tutorial in the Spring Edition of Better Homes and Gardens: DIY. I looked everywhere, but I couldn't find any pictures of the tutorial.
So the best I can do is share with you all an excerpt from the article.
.:. It looks rich, but wainscoting like this is a doable weekend project
Start by covering the desired wall area with 1/4-inch birth plywood (using wood screws), then attach vertical 1x2s every 16 inches
Top the plywood with a 1x6 board adhered flat against the wall, then a cap of 1x2s. Prime and paint .:.
Maybe I will do this project someday when I find a little bit more time. if I do, then I promise to post step-by-step pictures of the tutorial.