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Painted Wood Plank Wall Reveal

finished wood plank wall

A few weeks back we started a wood plank wall DIY in our dinette area. I am here to reveal the finished product!

 

wood plank wall
It was a fairly simple process with the tongue and groove boards. Once the entire wall was completed with planks we needed trim on the corner. I wanted a chunky look, so we bought base boards to attach at the corner.

base board trim for plank wall
Now the fun begins-painting the area. I used Coastal Fog by Benjamin Moore in Regal Pearl. The color choice is part of Benjamin Moore’s Classic Color Collection. I have learned over the years to use colors on walls that are timeless. This neutral canvas is a springboard for whatever color combination suits you. It gives you more flexibility in changing out accessories and patterns. Colorful accessories can give just as much wow factor as bold and bright walls. And let’s face it, with limited time on our hands…changing out a few pillows is much easier than cleaning out a room to paint the walls.

Side note on color:

I just recently painted our dining room in Nantucket Fog by Benjamin Moore. I was drawn to the blue gray tone on the paint chip. As I painted the sample on the walls, I was still on board. But, now that all 4 walls are painted in it-I have to say it is just too much blue in this room. So, hindsight is always 20/20, but I think I would go for this color in accents; maybe some wall art {which I may do now that I have a whole 1/2 gallon left}.

Lighting plays a huge part in how the chosen paint color will look in a room at various times of the day as well. Make sure you sample the color on each wall. But, even after you do all this {as I did} it still may not be the right fit. You win some, you lose some.

plank wall staged
Here are a few other wood plank wall DIY projects that I just adore.

DIY plank wall by lovely etc

This wall from Carrie @ Lovely, Etc. is fabulous in my opinion. I love the dry brush technique and the colors she chose.

diy plank wall by shanty 2 chic
And then there is this incredible wood plank wall DIY from Shanty 2 Chic. How great is this? Instant inviting entryway. And the shelf is just icing on the cake!

Well, thanks for joining me on yet another DIY project from Dandelion Patina. I hope you found inspiration here. Happy creating! Dream. Wish. Inspire.

Wood Plank Wall-Part 1

As spring is starting to show her face with warmer temps and birds chirping, we have decided to make a few changes to our home’s interior.

wood plank wall

We have a small niche in our dinette area that needed some character. Wood plank walls are so popular these days and fit right in with the cottage style that I love. Plus, the project is fairly inexpensive at under $100.

wood plank wall

We decided to use tongue and groove {aka boxcar siding} for our wood planks. There are many options out there-cutting plywood into strips, faux board paneling, barn boards. Aesthetically, I wanted a chunkier look to the walls. So, we went this route.

wood plank wall

We cut the pieces to fit the width of the wall and started applying from the bottom up. It is good to have a rubber mallet handy to pound each piece into its groove before nailing into the studs. And always use your level to keep your planks horizontally straight.

wood plank wall

The cuts can be a bit tricky around the outlet and switch plates. Measure twice, cut once! I will fill you in on how the outlets were bumped out flush with the wall in part 2 of the project.

wood plank wall

The wood planks go on rather quickly. It was great to see speedy progress in such a short amount of time.

wood plank wall

And because life does not stand still in this house during projects, eating a breadstick during lunch can be highly dangerous!

wood plank wall

So, that is were I will leave you on this project. Stay tuned for part 2 and the finished wood plank wall!

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