Have you ever noticed that the whole plank wall trend is a bit…all over the place? Like, people are obsessed with plank walls. They’re probably a bit overdone, and everywhere you turn there’s a new take on the idea.
And you know what?
I LOVE IT.
I have a complete and total obsession with plank walls and have been dying to find a way to do one in my house. I’m totally a bandwagoner when the bandwagon consists of things I love like wood and rustic accents, so I was completely and totally excited to jump right onto this particular bandwagon. I’m not ashamed to be a follower.
Especially when the results look like this.
Okay, just ignore the horribly ugly peach tile around our fireplace and focus on the pretty wood plank wall, please.
Way back when I first talked about getting that gorgeous resin deer head, I mentioned that we wanted to do something to this wall to make the deer pop a bit more. We played around with several different ideas, including a stencil and painting the inside of the wall a different color. But it wasn’t until one day when we were sitting around watching television and I suddenly shouted out “WOOD PLANKS” that we knew we had landed on a good idea.
It’s almost silly how easy this process was. Corey grabbed several 2x4s from Lowe’s (for about $25) and cut them to size for the little nook in the fireplace. Then, I used my favorite stain – Minwax’s dark walnut – to get the wood to a nice, rich color, and we used some nails to toss ‘em up on the wall.
We wanted it to look a bit like a wood floor would, with differing seams, so Corey cut down the pieces at random intervals before putting them up – that way it wasn’t just perfectly sized planks all the way across, and it looked a bit more random.
The result? It’s just enough of a pop to make the deer head stand out nicely, but it’s nothing too crazy that would compete with our stenciled wall and bright curtains.
I’m pretty thrilled with how it turned out, and it’s definitely going to make our fireplace a lot more tolerable until we’re able to give it a complete overhaul (and get rid of that terrible tile).
What are your thoughts on the wood plank trend? Do you think it’s overdone or are you as obsessed with it as I am?