Hello! How did Tuesday get here so fast? We had two birthday parties over the weekend, a date night, football, yard work, a bloody ORC accident (I'm recovering and will be fine) and more and it just flew by! Seriously, it seems like I go to bed on Friday night and wake up and it's Monday. Crazy, right? Anyways, today I'm over at eHow sharing a DIY Modern Plank Wall.
I've been wanting a shiplap wall for quite some time. But, did you know that shiplap is not to be found in Missouri? Seriously, I have been all over trying to source it and ship it here. No luck! So, I finally got over my disappointment and bought tongue and groove paneling boards.
The process was simple, minus the few wall obstacles (railing, stairwell, etc.), that we had; but definitely doable in a weekend!
I'm thrilled with the added texture and look that it's made.
Hop over to eHow to see the before/after as well as the full tutorial!
cassie @ primitive & proper
it looks awesome, ashley!
Thanks Cassie! I'm so excited about it. Now, I'm totally thinking I need to move to white (kinda like you did in your Master). My living room needs a breath of fresh air.
That totally changes the room and I love how it looks
I'm surprised that it really changes so much. It totally gives that side of the room a focal point.
Sage @ Plaster & Disaster
Love it! Amazing how modern it looks given that it could feel like a more country style!
Thanks Sage! I think that's the beauty of a decor...mixing styles.
Gilly @ Colour Saturated Life
Love this look!
Thanks Gilly! I've wanted planks walls forever but wasn't sure if they would jive with my style. The Schoolhouse Electric house pushed me over the edge and now I want them everywhere!
Can I please ask where your light is from?
Of course! It's actually a vintage find from Habitat Restore that I updated (changed out the old chandler and replaced the wiring to make it a pendant). I posted about the process and you can find that tutorial on the project gallery page... if you'd be interested in trying to repurpose one of your own. I actually have this one for sale on Craigslist right now. I liked it but when we overhauled the space it just didn't quite fit. Thanks!
HI Ashley! I just found this post via pinterest and love the modern twist. Do you know what color you used after primer? Love the white!
The white is Ultra White (7006-24) by Valspar that we had color-matched at a local store. My friend, Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design, uses that color quite a bit and has got me hooked! It's a very nice bright white.