One that involves sawdust and messes and lots of pretty grooved wood planks.
And so much potential for amazingness.
Planked wood is not something that is new to our house by far.
I have mentioned before that every.single.room. in the house has
original old 1940 grooved and detailed knotty pine walls.
Inside the closets?
And when we first walked through the house- it was absolutely insane how dark and dreary those stained wood walls made it feel.
But of course you know those gorgeous walls full of texture and charm weren’t going anywhere.
They were just getting a coat of crisp white paint.
And indeed they did.
And a brighter, lighter, more welcoming home came into view in a snap.
You see… I have a love of planks.
And no- I am not talking about the ones you do in the gym.
I am talking wood planks on the walls and ceilings
and how much it speaks to me.
The project we are doing now involves 8″ tongue and groove pine-
along with some pretty chunky boards that are original to the house.
And I am SO. EXCITED. about this project I could burst.
But right now, I am covered in sawdust and in the middle of that big old project- so that will have to wait- and instead let’s talk 3 reasons why you should love plank walls
and Friday Favorites today.
Reason # 1 to love plank walls?
They bring character to a room instantly.
One of the first posts I shared about our knotty pine-
and those oh so lovely before and after photos showing what a difference it makes.
It is a post that so many of you could relate to-
and it is one of your favorites.
An ode to loving that knotty pine… and loving it even more when it is painted.
If you are against painting over wood-
you might not want to click that link and go any further.
Reason # 2 – wood planks aren’t just for walls.
Of course wood planks and beams and beaded board aren’t just for walls. They are for anywhere you want to put some extra oomph.
Boring sheetrock ceilings can become beautiful works of art with wood planks
See more ideas in my post about
Reason #3- Painted, Stained or natural- they are full of character
And if you are like me- and you love wood plank walls
and you love white painted wood plank walls-
this post is for you.
Because whether they are stained or painted or simply whitewashed-
they are wonderful for creating a warm and inviting feeling in a room.
There is something about those grooves and that texture that wraps a room with a sprinkle of extra something-something.
And painted is my favorite look
So… this post is all about Painting wood walls
And a question…
I would love to know if you have wood walls in your home-
and do you have them natural, stained or painted ?
And is it love or not so much?
I am off for a little jog this morning and then it is back to work.
Happy Friday everyone.