Happy Monday friends! I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter weekend and that the beginning of your week is off to a good start. We had a lovely time with family and lots of good food (maybe a bit too much candy – ha!). Last week we had the opportunity to start some work on the wall in our small living room/office/guest room. You may have recently seen this room here, or earlier here and here. The most recent update you will see today in all of these pictures comes from Stikwood.
We used their weathered wood planks to create a focal wall. The process was quick and the application simple. I started in an afternoon (around 2:30) and finished that evening (around 8:30). I stuck up the pieces myself and had the help of my hubby with the cutting and sizing for necessary planks.
The wood is weathered and painted in a gray tone (called reclaimed weathered wood gray) that when mixed with our bright white decor and warm wood floors made a pleasing composition. A change that I was excited to make. I am really enjoying this subtle update and couldn’t be happier with how doable this project really was. I was a little nervous that it sounded too good to be true (that the wood would stick with adhesive strips and I only needed to lay it out, measure, cut the end pieces, and apply). But it really was!
(Painting is from Wellbrock Art)
One of the best parts was it didn’t involve stinky or dangerous fumes, painting, staining or sanding. While I know those projects yield beautiful results this skipped all of those tricky steps making this project possible in an afternoon.
I placed my wood out and began the process following their easy instructions (as seen below).
Halfway through the project I couldn’t believe how fast it was going and what a difference it made to the space. Those are the backs of the adhesive strips on the floor along with an Anna picture (funny how little things show up in my photos =)).
I can’t wait to decorate this space throughout the seasons, you know I already have Christmas ideas floating around now…
I was never one to be nervous about cutting length off my hair or picking a bright nail polish and the same goes for decorating. Sometimes it is fun to go for a grand change, embrace it and enjoy it.
That can be seen here with a wall like this or something as simple as a painted nightstand that creates a big impact.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I appreciate you being here! I’ll be back later this week – till then!
(Disclosure: Even though I received product from Stikwood these opinions are 100% my own).