I have been waiting over a year to add this wood wall to my dining room!  I saw this project on Shanty 2 Chic and once I saw it, I knew I wanted in IN MY HOUSE! I love Shanty 2 Chic, by the way, they have a ton of free plans on their website!  The next one on my list is their Farmhouse Table! Anyways, I pretty much followed their instructions on their website. You can click the link here and it will take you to the page. Here is how my experience was.. and as always, have to thank the hubby, I didn’t do everything on my own…. hehe… We went to Lowe’s to grab the lumber, the DIY instructions called for Birch plywood but I wasn’t able to find that in store so we grabbed some pine plywood instead.  She also uses a thicker wood, I just stuck with a 1/4 inch piece instead of a 1/2 thickness.  I got my wood ripped in store into lengths of 4 1/2 inches each.  Took them home and started on my wall! IMG_1237Here is a before picture of my dining room, this is my next room to do.  This room is completely bare, and needs everything!! I love a blank slate! Slowly, but surely it will get done!IMG_1240 I stared attaching the wood onto our wall with a nail gun.  I had my husband cut the lengths of wood from 4 ft. to 6 ft. The wood was 8ft. in length so we had to cut some other lengths to fill in our wall.  Our house is older and our wall was a little over 10 ft.  Once we got to the light socket my husband cut out the wood to fit around it. IMG_1251 I just continued up the wall and staggered the wood. IMG_1259 After it was to the height I wanted I used wood filler to fill in the nail holes and started on my staining.  I posted below the color I used, I also got it from Lowes.  I just put the stain where I wanted it to show though, not on the whole wall. IMG_1266 IMG_1268 After that dried, I used Vaseline on the corners where I wanted the stain to pop through once it was painted.  I smeared a thin layer right over the stain and then painted. IMG_1273 When we had the wood ripped at Lowe’s some pieces were a little off and on some rows we had some gaps in between the wood.  I actually think that it makes it look more rustic this way so I didn’t mind. I did, however, paint white in between those gaps to help it match the wall. IMG_1279 Then I used 3M sandpaper 150 grit to go over the corners and edges and make the stain pop through. 20150323_140355 After I was done, I added a thick molding to the top. I really love the way it turned out! Thank you Shanty 2 Chic for the DIY!! Be Still.


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