I’m back with another planked wall! I know what you’re thinking. And yes, you’d probably be right to say I’ve become obsessed with planked walls. But they’re just so easy and pretty. I can’t stop. So today I am sharing the planked wall I recently did in our master bedroom. This one was simple and quick, I love the way it turned out. For this project I did the the same technique I used in the breakfast nook planked wall post, so be sure to check that out for a little more detail.
- skill saw or chop saw to cut the boards to length
- jig saw to cut around outlets
- 4×8 sheets of underlayment (this wall took two full sheets)
- nail gun
- two nickels (to evenly separate your planks as you go)
- stud finder (you’ll want to mark the wall so you know exactly where to shoot the nails if you’re lazy and don’t use liquid nails like me!)
I used 4×8 sheets of underlayment from Home Depot and I had them cut into 7″ planks by a nice fellow at the store. I’ve been told before they won’t cut the sheets in planks less than 6″ wide, so I went with 7″ just to be safe. I didn’t want to be turned away!
I started by finding all the studs in the wall and drawing a line down the wall so I could shoot the nails directly into all the studs. This will help the planks stay in place for the long haul. I started at the top of the wall, made sure the first plank was level, and worked my way down.
I recommend using a nickel to space your boards. This keeps things nice and even.
This went up super fast and I just alternated the boards to get a bit of a pattern going. After I had the wall finished I went in and filled the nail holes, then sanded them down nice and smooth.
Here’s the finished wall ready for paint.
For paint I used the Behr Pure White in Eggshell. It took 3 coats to get completely even coverage, which honestly was the most time consuming part of the whole project. But I love the finished look!
I plan to add some texture to the front of the windows, maybe a wreath or some cotton, but for now this will do. More old windows for the win!
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