Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Plank Wall LOVE!
It seems like forever since I posted, even though it hasn't been that long. I am so excited to be sharing my new plank wall with you today. If you are a regular reader, then you know that the hubby and I have started renovating our mobile home living and dining rooms. We have gotten a lot done so far, but I couldn't wait to show you our plank wall. Here is a before picture of the wall. We had already removed all the famous mobile home strips from the walls. When they build mobile homes, they use wallpaper coated sheet rock and cover the seams with matching wallpaper coated strips. I picked a really neutral wallpaper over 20 years ago when we purchased the mobile home. I have always hated the ugly strips that covered the seams and have wanted to do something different for years! Well, that time has finally come! You may have noticed the credenza in the picture too. That is my next project....it will hold our TV. I love the shape of it and I think it will look great after I paint it white and use a dark wax to bring out the details. I'll share that project when I get to it.
We used tongue and groove plank paneling to complete this project. The planks are 8 feet long. We applied ours horizontally instead of vertically because I love the look. It was such an easy project. Here is after we had applied several planks.
All the planks are up in this picture...just have to stain it now!
And here it is! I am in LOVE....seriously in love with this wall! We used Minwax Dark Walnut stain and it is just gorgeous! The rest of the walls will be bead board and painted a light color, so this dark wall will really pop! We are putting in another plank wall in the dining room which is around the corner from this wall. You can see a tiny bit of the wall in the photo below. We haven't started on it yet though. Anywho, I could just sit and stare at it all day! Unfortunately that can't happen because we are knee deep in construction and there's no rest for the weary. I am using muscles I forgot I had...LOL! It is so worth it though....:) Of course, we still have to put up the baseboard and crown molding and this was taken before we put the new electrical outlets in, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek!
Give me some feedback...I'd love to hear what you think about our new plank wall!
Have a blessed and beautiful day...:)