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Spacing a plank wall
DIY Door Casings. Probably not the style I would use (I'd want stained wood with art deco geometrics, or Spanish tile, depending on the rest of the house)--but a good place to start.
DIY Stone Accent Wall. Would be cool in the basement. And I like the wall color!