I think my Little House on the Prairie obsession is why I love a planked wall. It’s the closest thing to a log cabin I am going to experience. So when I suggested to my husband we create a feature wall for our master bedroom I left out the cabin on the prairie details.
How to Create a Bedroom Feature Wall
So I borrowed the idea for my own home. You know for my brownstone in the suburbs type home. So close to a cabin living life. #wink
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.
Here is another feature wall idea for around $50.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Here is another planked wall project we created using a different product we found at Home Depot.
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