Stair treads left bare wood, waxed, risers painted in stormy grey, clean line on the wall.

Stair treads left bare wood, waxed, risers painted in stormy grey, clean line on the wall.

$4.39 Mudroom Makeover - My husband and I recently moved into a 175 year old historic home and the entry way had seen better days... the painted hardwood floor…

$4.39 Mudroom Makeover - My husband and I recently moved into a 175 year old historic home and the entry way had seen better days... the painted hardwood floor…

House tour - LOVE the styles here. Lots of great before/after. The board and batten in the hallway and entry is my favorite.

House tour - LOVE the styles here. Lots of great before/after. The board and batten in the hallway and entry is my favorite.

Most of the T&G you'll find at home centers and lumberyards is 1x6 or 1x8 spruce. But other wood options and sizes can be special-ordered. Some boards are rough on one face and smooth on the other. Others, like the 1x8 boards used here, have a groove down the middle of one face to give the impression of more, narrower boards. Most stores carry 1x4 beaded ceiling board as well. These tips apply to any of the styles.

Most of the T&G you'll find at home centers and lumberyards is 1x6 or 1x8 spruce. But other wood options and sizes can be special-ordered. Some boards are rough on one face and smooth on the other. Others, like the 1x8 boards used here, have a groove down the middle of one face to give the impression of more, narrower boards. Most stores carry 1x4 beaded ceiling board as well. These tips apply to any of the styles.

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