Remember last Fall when I joined the One Room Challenge in an attempt to make over our master bedroom in 6 weeks? Remember how I failed at that task (read all about that HERE)? Well … we’re still working on it (very slowly, however). The latest project that I’m excited to share here today, is this Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall behind our bed:
But … before we get into the details of the new accent wall, let’s just take a minute to look back on how the room looked before the makeover started (just so I can feel good about our very slow progress in here):
Our vision for the space was a more of a dark, cozy, rustic room with some industrial touches. Somewhere that felt completely different from the rest of our white wall-ed house (see more details on the vision HERE).
We painted the walls a dark ‘Iron Ore Grey’ to help get rid of the olive green overload. You can see more of that change HERE. And while that made a huge difference in updating the room, this accent wall made the space feel unique, cozy, and much more like the vision we had planned.
Check out our new Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall:
The best, best part of this accent wall?!? …. It took less than 2 hours to complete and with no nails or hammering!! It seriously was a nap time project!
So … we did not have to go find an old barn to steal wood from. We didn’t have to hunt for the perfect old wood planks to install on our wall. We didn’t have to worry about where the old wood had been, what it had been painted with, and how we should clean it … we simply ordered the Reclaimed Weathered Wood and stuck it on our wall. Yep … the peel and stick kind of application that I can handle over Ben’s nap time!
We ordered the wood from Stikwood and choose the Reclaimed Weathered Wood product (you can see all the other colors/styles of wood product HERE). The pieces of wood are thin (~3/16″ thick), and are shipped in a box (that is surprisingly light and easy to handle). They are all different lengths and all slightly different finishes (to create that authentic weathered wood look):
On the back, each piece has three adhesive strips running the length of the board. You simply peel the backing off and it’s ready to install on your wall:
I started from the top and worked my way down the wall. Basically, it’s important to get your first row nice and level, and from there you can line up each additional row as you go.
Here’s the start of the wood going up:
What worked great for me was to start the first row from one side, place the boards across until I neared the other side of the room and then leave a gap (to come back to). Then, I’d start the next row at the opposite side and work my way across the room the other direction leaving a gap at the other end to come back to …. and so on.
Once I had all the rows in place, I went back and measured the length of the end pieces I needed. With those measurements, I cut the remaining boards to those lengths and fit them in place on the wall. I used our miter saw to cut the boards, but even a handsaw would easily work.
And within a couple hours, here’s the finished product:
Our master bedroom is pretty small, and oddly shaped. I love how this accent wall adds a focal piece and centers the room. It’s a lot more interesting than the olive green-ness of the before … amiright?
You can find the ‘peel and stik’ Reclaimed Weathered Wood product from Stikwood HERE (the one we used in this room). Or … read more about their other products HERE, and browse for lots of inspiration HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today. Look for more master bedroom updates to come shortly … and hopefully the full reveal in the next month or so!