Monday, August 9, 2010

I know, I've Said It Before....

..... I'm in the wrong hemisphere.

Image Courtesy Wainscot Solutions - had to size this one super big to drink it all in!

Had to 'reblog' this one for those bloggers who's heart rates go up at the sight of wainscoting. Chris, from Just Beachy, did a post on this product from, 'Wainscot Solutions', .... custom made, fully assembled wainscoting (spelt with one t over there). Don't get excited Aussies. They don't ship to Oz. I received a lovely email from Jennifer, the Director Of Interactive Marketing, at Wainscot Solutions, informing me of that devastating fact. I love their motto... "We're Wainscoting America, one room at a time". Priorities! They've got their priorities right.


Now, how do we get anything like that here? Is there anything like that here? Besides Easycraft? (very VJ focussed, and only one basic wainscot looking product).


Revisiting my build, I attempted to discuss this type of product with my site supervisor on my last house, I was thinking of using it in the hall.... "wainswhat.... whaa?"...... cue glazed look..... wall panelling..... "errr... yeah.... ah that'll be an extra 5 grand then"... no idea. Wasn't interested. Too hard. I had bigger battles to fight at that stage of the build! It's going to be different next time.....'with gritted teeth' I will get my wainscoting... even if I have to learn to do it myself. Chris can teach me... she's a master!

'Wainscot Solutions' has a bloggy too... HERE. Like I'm not gonna stalk that one!
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25 comments:

  1. I'm sure I came across something like it in my reno researching. I'll let you know if I find it again. It's so lovely but unfortunately wouldn't suit our home. We are definitely in the wrong hemisphere when it comes to anything home, so frustrating! Have a great week..Rachaelxx

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  2. You know, there's nothing to stop you introducing a little bit of northern hemisphere chic to Oz A-M, and I think you're just the person to do it! I love this look, and I'm seriously contemplating wainscoting my lounge area. I love Chris's blog too, and she's such an inspiration, I think I might just give it a crack. Go for it A-M, what have you got to lose? Or maybe you could be the Australian distributor of Wainscot Solutions? Now there's an idea!!! K xx

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  3. Ooh ahh - never thought wood and wainscotting could be so appealing! KG

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  4. It would look lovely in your entrance (hallway) of your new home..Mimi x

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  5. In the last pic I've got my builder do that pretty much exactly, he is just fabulous. So great to work with. He teases me about the weatherboard and the outside being all white (not yet, but will be) but he gets what I'm trying to do.

    xxx Dj

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  6. I love this look too. So sad about the lack of products in this country. I have to agree with Kerri and think you should start importing!!! ;-) Thanks for those links too, I will take a peek.

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  7. I love Chris' blog and she makes all the DIY projects look so easy (she even inspired me and the Mr to do our own panelling in the master bedroom). I love the look of wainscotting. I'm so surprised there's no similar product offered in your neck of the woods... it is very much a beachy coastal look. It would look great in your home.

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  8. A-M, at least your builder didn't think it was called waistcoating!

    Pamela xxx

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  9. Love it, whatever you do it will look great! You will whip those builders into line A-M, get them thinking outside the boring box :) Have a lovely monday,
    Jxx

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  10. Just get your chippie to build it with real timber rather than rubbish sheeting...that's what we have done. Someone that restores old homes can do that sort of stuff rather than a builder who builds using new methods. For example if the chippie is someone who restores heritage listed homes they have to actually make it using real timber - no prefab - it costs more because of the handcrafted nature of it - therefore it is more labour intensive but the end product is so much better.

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  11. I would suggest investigating cabinet makers for this job A-M. No panelling, start from scratch as ani says. Even if the cost blows out a tad maybe confine the wainscoting to a smaller area. Quality over quantity.
    xx

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  12. Looks beautiful. Can't wait to see it in your next house!

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  13. I wish I had a place in my home to do it. I love the way it looks, it adds such substance to a room.

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  14. Lights and wainscoting... there's your import business sorted. A x

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  15. I love this look to A-M. I have just done a post with a boys bedroom with this detail... GORGEOUS! xx

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  16. That's the only problem with this blogging thing...after spending time on my fav US blogs I'm ready to put the house on the market and book a one-way ticket for the family to America.
    I'm trying to convince a builder friend in NZ to come over here and start building some of these beautiful homes.
    Dig your heels in A-M. It would be so worth it.
    Angex
    Angex

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  17. I am sure that next time you will get everything you really want in your new home - gorgeous wainscoting pics.
    Alison

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  18. I love this look also and hope by the time I finally find a block of land and build, that I will also have found someone who can do this.

    I too, lament the lack of suppliers here in Aus.

    Sandy K

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  19. It's your mission to start educating the Carpenters & Joiners of this wide brown land on wainscoting one by one. Then assemble an elite squad via Cape Cod Designs, go forth & be so successful that it will take my breath away!!
    Millie ^_^

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  20. Gorgeous but a little on the large side to pop in the post :-)

    Leeann x

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  21. I love this look, but you're right, there are a serious lack f trdies that have any clue as to how to do beautiful carpentry and features. I'm currently having issues with someone building me a capped picket fence - no one know's how to do it or what I'm talking about!

    Vicki

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  22. It's beautiful-if anyone can source someone to create this it's you A-M x

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  23. We renovated our home three years ago, and used a similar product to the "easy regency" on the Easycraft link you provided. Advantage: cheap and easy. The style you have in your photos above is much more attractive, and if I can convince my wife to do it again, I'll do it more like that. I think it takes more skill, but the look is much more refined. BTW, Love your design style--I think you have my wife's dream kitchen!

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  24. Dear A-M,

    Definitely looking into shipping to you from Connecticut! Wouldn't it be fabulous if you could donn your home with wainscoting panels from wainscot solutions?

    www.wainscotsolutions.com

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  25. Umm I also saw this on Rambling Renovators and saved the link - I love wainscotting and this seems absolutely perfect!

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx