A while back I blogged what I would like our baby’s room to look like if we had a boy and what I would like it to look like if we had a girl. (See that post HERE) Well, we had a boy! So a rustic woodland theme it is!
And to kick off the decorating in this room, The Hubby built this wooden accent wall that has me all sorts of excited. It’s EXACTLY how I had envisioned. Actually, it’s better.
21 8′ cedar tongue and groove 6″ width boards
5 12′ pne tongue and groove 6″ width boards
9 8′ 3×1 boards
2″ long 18 gauge pin nails
Wood stain (We used Special Walnut)
Cordless Skill Saw
Carpenter triangle (or something else to ensure straight edges)
Here is how we did it.
First, we went to Lowes and chose our wood. We decided on a mix of cedar and pine boards, getting twenty-one 8′ cedar tongue and groove 6″ width boards and five 12′ pine tongue and groove 6″ boards.
We also got nine 8′ 3×1 boards that were pin nailed (using 2″ long 18 gauge) to the studs over the dry wall so that if we happen to change the room down the road, we aren’t ripping the wood from the actual wall which would result in us having to re-do the dry wall.
We decided on Special Walnut as our stain, and since we chose two different kinds of wood, we knew it would vary the shade of color as well. The Hubby stained all of these in our garage, and while drying put the 3×1 boards up.
He then brought up a few boards at a time and started piecing them together, making sure to pay attention to which colors were being put next to each other. He cut them in varying lengths to give it that old rustic barn wood look using a cordless skill, and he made sure his cuts were straight by using a carpenter triangle.
And don’t think he did this alone! Two little helpers were more than willing to lend a helping hand.
Once the boards started going up, it actually went pretty quickly.
Going around the outlets seemed pretty tricky to me, but he just sat down and busted those babies out, being sure to cut the wood just right so that the outlet covers would conceal it properly.
And in about half a day, this project was done from shopping to finish. And I am BEYOND thrilled with the outcome!
I just think he did such a good job in varying the wood color and placing the pieces just so. Franklin’s rustic woodland themed room is off to a great start!
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If you like this and are curious how this is different from the shiplap look, go HERE to see how we ship-lapped our stairs!