With all this time at home, my husband knew that look when I survey the walls, ceilings, and floors of a room. So when I suggested we create a feature wall for our master bedroom he knew I already had a plan in motion. Truthfully, I got the idea after I previewed a home earlier this year (when we didn’t need to sign 12 disclosures to show one home) and I loved the seller’s master bedroom feature wall.
So I borrowed the idea for my own home.
How to Create a Bedroom Feature Wall
The supply list is familiar and not intimidating.
- distressed wood planks from a lumber supplier
- miter box saw
- paint similar in shade to the wood planks
- nail gun
- stud finder
- 1/2 gallon of paint to match the wood planks
For the feature wall we purchased distressed wood planks from a specialty lumber supply company in Denver/Littleton.
1.Paint the Feature Wall
If the feature wall is white I suggest a quick coat of a paint that is similar enough to the color of the wood planks. The paint diminishes any potential gaps between the planks.
Do not overthink the paint color. If your wall paint is a darker/darkish color you might get away with it.
We skipped this step on this feature wall.
2. Stud Finder
We (my husband) used a stud finder to mark where the studs were located. It was easier to find the studs before we mapped out the location and pattern of the planks.
We started the top corner and worked our way down paying attention to spacing. We alternated lengths to give us a rustic vibe without it screaming cabin in the suburbs.
It cost just under $250 to plank the wall. The best part was we finished this on a Saturday afternoon. I love the finished look. We added these sconces above our bed.
The mantel above our bed was my first DIY project by myself. It was a copycat Pottery Barn mantel that I made with the help of the Home Depot lumber manager. He was awesome. I had my measurements and the photo of the mantel. When we created the feature wall my husband added new pine trim and I stained it my favorite stain on the planet.
The distressed wood planks worked in our “brownstone in the suburbs” home where a mix of industrial meets Pottery Barn on a budget.
This was a half-day project and the hardest part was moving the bed and frame away from the feature wall. We loved the look and it warmed up the space. Do you recognize the framed “prints” on the mantel? I shared the repurposed project here.
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Here is another planked wall project we created using a different product we found at Home Depot.Subscribe to Everyday Edits Newsletter