Growing up, my dad was always doing millwork around our house. Most weekends he was measuring wood, cutting wood or painting wood to make our home special. But, in my 40 some years, I had never picked up a saw or even measured a piece of wood before taking on this project.
Disclaimer: I am obviously not an expert and I’m sure there are better ways to approach a project like this but I will share the approach I took.
Sherwin Williams Pure White Paint
Step 1: Design
Before you begin you need to sketch out your design. There are so many places to get inspiration... Pinterest, Instagram etc.For me, I had bits of this design in my head from different hotels I have stayed in. I opted to do five boxes because odd numbers are the cardinal rule of design. Also, I didn't use a fancy tool to create the design. I actually did it in powerpoint!!
I then filled in all the nail holes with wood filler. This is a pretty easy step and necessary so you don’t see gaps in the wood when painting
Step 4: Caulking - 6-7 hours
Next up was the caulking. Oh boy is all I can say.
Again, this was new to me. I had never caulked before and I underestimated the amount of time it would take. I think I lost 6 to 7 hours of my life to caulk all of the edges.