My son’s new bedroom is getting a makeover with a Pirate theme.
So I like to call this new addition the ‘Walk the Plank’ wall. 🙂
Cute, huh? I know. I thought that one up all by myself. *giggle*
I loved the flat and gloss stripes…
but it was time for a change.
My first step was to gather the plank boards that I bought at Lowe’s.
And really, that was the total cost for this whole project!
Time to install the boards with my best friend…
I started at the top of the wall and worked my way down.
It’s easy to connect the boards because they have built-in grooves.
Just slide the next board underneath into the groove and nail gun away!
Since my walls were wider than eight feet, I had to cut some boards
to complete the full length of the wall.
And to answer the question that I know you are thinking,
no…I didn’t paint the wall before hanging the boards.
Honestly, because I’m lazy. 🙂
You can’t see the underneath wall once the boards are up and
I knew I was going to paint the boards a white color anyway.
Just a tip…
If you will be staining your boards a dark color, you may want to paint first.
When I got to the bottom of the wall,
I ran into a little problem.
Hopefully when you do your wall you don’t have this nice gap
at the bottom like me. But if you do, it can be fixed.
I simply measured how much board I needed to fill in the space
and then cut my plank board in half (lengthwise) with a jigsaw.
Problem solved. Take that uneven wall!
When you are all done it should look like this…
Because we all love a great before and after
Even though I love the natural wood,
I am not done.
I have already painted this wall (using a new
technique that I have never tried before) to give it a more finished look.
I will be sharing all the details on that next week. 🙂
If you have ever wanted to add a plank wall in your home,
don’t be intimidated. It is really easy.
I put up this whole wall in a few hours and you can too!
Have you ever wanted to add a plank wall to your home?
If you have already added one, what room did you put it in?
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