Monday, November 17, 2014

Planked Wall Plans

I've been in love with planked walls for a long time. I love the cozy cottage feeling you get from them and I feel like it really adds a lot to a boring wall.

One wall that I definitely see as boring is our dining room wall. It seems very blah! I know there isn't much I can do about the huge eyesore swamp cooler just yet. We have plans to fix the central air and turn the hole into a window. Buuuuut since that is way down on the priority list we're going to have to live with it for a while.

So I've decided that this will be the perfect wall to attempt my first planking project!

On Saturday I went down to Lowe's to price it out. I told myself while I was driving there that if it was going to be a penny over $60 that I would wait until after the holidays.

Well it must have been a sign because I found a 6 pack of v-groove panels for $9. One pack covers 14 square feet, so with a quick calculation using my wall measurements I discovered that after purchasing 6 packs my total price would be $54.

So I bought them!

But now I'm stuck....

My original vision looked something like this:


But I soon realized that those types of planks are usually created by cutting out thicker pieces and evenly spacing them out using a coin or two.

Here is a wall done by using the v-groove planks like I bought:


Both are really pretty and it's hard to decide between the two! More than likely I will just stick with my v-groove panels since I've already unwrapped them all and have them scattered all over the place in the garage. :p

Next up is deciding on the direction. The hubby is convinced that they should be vertical which wasn't I originally had in mind but it's starting to grow on me. It doesn't seem to be as common as the horizontal ones and pictures are almost impossible to find, but here are a couple that I found:



I'm totally torn because the vertical seem to give a more airy feeling and makes the space feel larger but there's something so attractive about the horizontal ones.

I guess it all comes down to the "look" that I really want for the space...and I really have no idea what that is. Gah! Being an indecisive perfectionist is a total gift AND a curse haha.

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