I gushed about some of my dream home must-haves back in July and one of those items was planked walls. My dream is to someday have them throughout our entire house but having them anywhere at all would make me super happy. I’ve gotten really impatient lately though, partly because I love planked walls so freakin’ much and partly because it’s been a few months since my last decent DIY project. Sooo, I now have decided that I want to do a planked feature wall in our newly painted guest bedroom. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to start on it quite yet so in the meantime, I am gathering a ton of ideas around Houzz, the blogosphere, and on Pinterest, and wanted to share some of my favorites with you.
First, here is our guest room again. My only slight question marks are 1) the difference there will be in the shades of white between the plank wall (will be a white white) and headboard (an antique/creamy white) and 2) how there is vertical paneling on the headboard already. Aside from those concerns, I think a planked wall would really brighten up the space even more and bring in that nautical/farmhouse/coastal vibe we love so much.
So here are some of the planked walls I’m crazy about.
(be kind, pin from the original sources please!)
|via the Shabby Creek Cottage|
I really like the idea of using a wider plank rather then skinnier, like 8″-12″ or so. These from the Shabby Creek Cottage are 12″! To me it feels more coastal, plus it would go alot faster :)
Ok, on Monday I talked about how I dream of designing a nursery for no reason at all. This one from Cape 27 is my all-time favorite hands-down. And planked walls to boot? Yes please!
|via The House of Smiths|
This tutorial from House of Smiths is the one that started my DIY plank wall plan. And I will likely use it for ours, just with wider planks.
|via Little Red Brick House|
I love how Sarah trimmed her planked fireplace wall with lattice strips instead of a rounded trim piece. Lord knows I’ll need to cover up some edges and I like the simplicity of the flat strips so will do this with ours as well.
|via Magnolia Homes|
Okay, I am a HUGE Magnolia Homes fan and their farmhouse kills me. They have my dream of having shiplap throughout their house and it is gorgeous. I like the uneveness and rustic-ness of theirs, how you can see the holes and imperfections. Perfect. I’ll actually take their whole house please. Waco’s only five or so hours from here, I can commute.
|via Thistlewood Farms|
This plank wall from Thistlewood Farms is pure genius to me and although it may not work in our room (ooo, unless I do shelves around the bed….hmmm) I am saving this idea for as soon as we live somewhere I can do it, like, it’ll be the first thing I DIY. I have a ton of beach treasures/trash/weird vintage things that I can put on shelves like this. Or how cute would this be in a kids room for them to put their toy cars and stuff on?
|via Vintage Revivals|
We already know Mandi is a DIY god and the fact that she planked her wall diagonally shows why. I haven’t decided if this look will work in our room or not but again, it’s one I want to do somewhere someday.
Another option is to do the wall in rustic wood which would take care of my furniture-blending-into-the-wall concern, although it may read too rustic and cabin-y for my taste. Plus, it may blend in with our driftwood laminate floors.
I liked this room because it shows the planking on just one wall like ours would be and the bed is white too. And if I can figure out how to move the lighting to the walls like this is, I’m doing it. I LOVE the barn/nautical lights (ha, they’re in the first pic too!). Anyone have a tutorial for doing that?