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One of the many amazing products I received at The Design Twins Gathering in Waco this past fall was a package of BarnWood2Go peel-and-stick planks from the extremely generous folks at Olde Wood Limited. At first, I wasn’t entirely sure just how I wanted to use the planks. I contemplated planking an entire wall in our master bedroom as I’d seen so many gorgeous planked walls in my Instagram friends’ feeds. However, in the end, I decided instead to make a large framed wall hanging for our upstairs hallway. I absolutely LOVE the weathered character it brings to the space!
* 1 box “Weathered White” BarnWood2Go
* 1 3’x5′ piece of flooring underlayment
* 2 1″x2″x6′ pine boards cut to 3 feet
* 2 1″x2″x6′ pine boards cut to 5 feet
* Minwax wood finish stain in “Provincial”
To begin, I simply laid out the barn planks until I had an arrangement that would best cover the underlayment entirely. It took some playing around, but I finally had positioned them to my liking. I then peeled off the backings and placed them onto the underlayment. There were some gaps along the edges, but that didn’t matter since the frame would end up covering them.
Next, I stained the pine boards for the frame. To do this, I just dipped a sponge brush in the Minwax and lightly applied it to the boards. I then took a paper towel and wiped away any excess, since I didn’t want the color to be too dark.
Once the pine boards had dried, my husband nailed them onto the planked underlayment with 1 inch wood screws. He also attached eyehole screws to the back with a metal frame hanging wire looped through the eyehole screws. Once we hung it on the wall, I noticed that some of the underlayment was showing on the sides, so I lightly stained the parts that were visible.
I’d originally planned to hang this right behind the bed in our master bedroom, but I didn’t like the straight edges with our curvy bed frame. Instead, I opted for the wall right outside our bedroom. It was such a plain, boring space before, but now, it’s got texture and that WOW factor it was lacking. I’m on the hunt for an old, chippy bench for underneath it, but it has to be narrow enough that it doesn’t take up too much space. I haven’t found it yet, but I know it’s out there waiting to be discovered!
If you’re interested in a peel-and-stick barnwood project, I highly recommend checking out Olde Wood Limited’s website. They have so many great ideas on how to use them on walls, floors, and even fireplaces. The possibilities are endless!
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