Who’s ready for a new DIY project?! There were so many reasons that I couldn’t wait to purchase our first house. Of course it’s nice to not be paying L.A. rent anymore… but personally, I was much more excited for all the design opportunities that come with owning your own walls and floors. For years I’ve been dreaming of painting walls, DIY projects (like this DIY Wood Accent Wall), buying furniture for specific floorpans, and settling into a space I knew would last more than just one or two years. Basically, I couldn’t wait to transform the place we stored all of our things into a home.
DIY Wood Accent Wall
The first project on my list that I begged my husband to take a chance on was a rustic wood wall using reclaimed wood panels. This is something I have been wanting to do for years, but due to pesky apartment rules, I had to put it off until we took the plunge and bought a house. Why do the photos in Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, HGTV, etc. always look so amazing? It’s more than just the furniture and fluffy pillows. Nine times out of ten they have a unique background as the accent wall behind the furniture. Whether the wall is covered in brick, tile, wood, or a painted mural- it helps to either make a statement or tie the whole look of the room together. This extra design element can take any room from ‘ho-hum’ to magazine-worthy in no time.
Conveniently, I married the best husband in the world, so he made that design dream a reality.
Since Chris and I have never done much home improvements (being new homeowners and all), we were lucky enough to have the help of my father-in-law who happens to be a pro when it comes to these types of home renovation projects. We originally thought the project would take 2-3 days to complete, but Chris’s dad assured us it would only take around 5 hours. Thank goodness he was right! In a few short hours we were able to completely transform the look of our master bedroom.
Check out the final product and let me know what you guys think!! P.S. how cute is Bella napping on the bed….(Answer: SO cute)
Materials Used For this Project:
IndoTeak Design (we used the Rough Paneling Shiplap)
Brad Nailer (we used this one from Lowe’s)
A little Elbow Grease! 😉