October 25, 2012

DIY'd Wood Panel Wall - Master Makeover Progress Report


Our Master Bedroom makeover has made allot of progress.  All of the construction type projects are finally complete (yeah!).  The project is taking a bit longer than I had thought it would.  But then again, I think projects always take longer than we expect!  
  
We have recently finished the Faux Wood Panel Wall, installation of 6" baseboards and we've painted the room a light silver sage color.  I wanted a wood plank/panel wall to add texture and architectural interest in the room.  Being that wood is very expensive these days.  I came up with a way to get the look of expensive tongue and groove paneled walls, but without the high cost!  This wood panel wall cost only $44 and a bit of DIY labor.

Here is how we achieved the high end look on a tight budget.  We bought  four utility grade 4' x 8' sheets of underlayment ply (thin plywood) from Home Depot for only $11.17 each.  It took four sheets to do this wall.  My hubby is a Veteran (Marine Corp.) so we got a 10% discount, which covered our tax and took a few cents off too.  So the wood wall only cost $44... I love a bargain!!! 

We had Home Depot cut the panels into 6" wide planks for us.  Cutting/ripping wood is a free service that Home Depot does, which made our job so so so much easier!!!  The boards being eight feet tall were perfect for our bedroom walls since our upstairs ceilings are exactly eight feet tall.


The thickness of the boards is less than 1/4 inch.  We used a piece of a cut board to create the spacing between the wood planks on the wall.  We used our nail gun to adhere the planks to the wall.  Board after board we went across the wall until we were finished.


My husband, Jim cut around the windows and electrical sockets with a jigsaw.  I of course made him go up and down the stairs each and every cut because I didn't want a bunch of dust in the house... and luckily he didn't complain!  This board is fairly easy to cut since it is thin.


Here is what the finished wall looks like after being painted in a light silver sage color.  The color inspiration came from the Restoration Hardware paint line.


I love how the finished wood wall looks!  Next I will be putting a collage of vintage mirrors and/or frames on this wall.  I will play with them a bit until I decide what looks best.


This next picture I took with the panorama feature on my new iPhone 5.  I love how I can get the entire room in one picture (so cool)!  This picture shows our progress so far.  


There are still several things to do in order to complete the bedroom makeover. We have already gotten curtains from Ikea for the large window wall.  I need to hem, iron and then hang them.  The armoire and bookshelves need to be painted and distressed.  We need to make and upholster the two headboards.  Also I have two pendant fixtures to make that will be going on the outer edge of the beds.  Although we finally have the room construction projects completed, we now have a bunch of furniture projects to do.  I will share each project with you as we progress...   

I do need your help with one thing...  I am looking for just the right bed linens.  I am thinking duvet covers, tailored dust ruffles and shams in a high thread count.  Probably in white, like most finer hotels have.  What do you think?  I'd love to hear your opinions and ideas.

Thanks a bunch!
Diana

7 comments:

  1. It looks great!! Nice job getting a high end look for a low price!!

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  2. It's looking so good. Love the treatment and the pretty color :)

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  3. Gray is a color that works well with so many other colors. Even on a dreary day it looks good.

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  4. I love this! But, I need more info on the spacing.... Did you just leave the spacing as is, or is it filled in with anything? Sorry, but I want to be a copy cat! LOL

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    1. Hi Pat,

      You are more than welcome to copy :) As for the spacing, we just left it as is. We just painted right over it. The shadows in the spacing make it look like a real tongue and groove (expensive) paneled wall.

      I hope that helps,
      Diana

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  5. silver sage paint by what maker?

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    1. Silver Sage from Restoration Hardware. They have a paint line with some great colors! Below is the address for their website showing the silver sage paint samples... (You can cut and paste it into your address bar to see them)

      http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1161246&categoryId=search

      I did not use their paint but I had my paint color matched to their silver sage paint chip. I feel the color match that I had done at Lowe's came out a hair bluer than the true silver sage from Restoration Hardware. I have used Restoration Hardwares paint in the past and did not like the way it flowed onto the wall. It was very expensive but behaved like inexpensive paint. My husband and I both prefer the quality of Valspar Signature Paint (Lowe's) for painting drywall.

      Hope that helps...
      Diana

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I love all of your comments and I read every one... I'd love to hear from you!

Blessings,
Diana