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At present my little boys room is under going a drastic change (and has been for quite some time now because I’ve probably had the busiest month everr!) My son is growing up so fast so my plan is to create a room that will grow with him over the years. I decided a wooden feature wall would look great in his rustic and industrial themed room!
And guess what? Its actually really easy to pull off so put down that faux wallpaper and TRY THIS!
My original plan was to to use pallets but after much deliberation, I decided using timber wood boards might be a better choice. Main Reason? I worried about sourcing safe enough pallets that I could use on this project.
Materials I Used
Timber floor boards with tongue and groove finish.
Ronseal Interior Varnish (Dark Oak)
How I Did It
First off you need to decide how long you want each plank length to be. This is completely your choice but we (MY husband and I) sawed 2 different sized lengths from each plank, a large and small one.
We then secured each plank to the wall using two nails. A tape measure may be handy at this point to ensure you get correct size plank lengths for your wall space.
The great thing about these timer floors board was the tongue and groove part, each plank slotted into each other row by row meaning no gaps in between. By this point, I was on cloud nine!
There really isn’t a particular method to it. You just saw each plank to the size you want, slot it into the above plank and hammer in place.
It was slightly tricky around the window area when we realised the walls in the room weren’t straight. We ended up having to overlap some of the wood over the window area, but as it was quite a long window, it didn’t block the light too much.
Lastly we sanded the wall lightly with sand paper and then painted with the dark oak varnish – leaving two hours to dry.
Notice from the above picture that I only planked half the wall, but later changed my mind and decided to just do the whole wall! It looked more striking I thought.
I wasted no time in putting together a small gallery wall. I’m inpatient like that…. The Toys Story pegs are handmade, I bought them from My Peg Friends.
Knowing me I’ll probably change the arrangement around again!
I cant wait to share his final room reveal with you all very soon! Here are some other projects I have done in his room (click to view tutorial). I’m pleased to say, its all coming together!
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