If there's one thing I can't get enough of lately, it's wood planking! There are a million different ways you can use it depending on the width of planks you're working with. And depending on the condition of the wood, you may end up with a crisp, formal look or a rustic look if the wood is more irregular.
I've put together some of my favorite wood plank projects together on a Hometalk clipboard - go take a look and tell me what your favorites are! Hometalk is a home and garden community full of inspiring DIY projects and Q&A boards. Click on the picture to take you directly to the project board.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
After hanging the book baskets in Emma and Owen's room, the wall space above them was looking a bit bleak. I wanted to make some large art to hang above them and came across some inspiration from The Green Palette's instagram feed.
Now that we had a template, we wanted to layer a different type of wood on top. Luckily, we had a 6 foot pallet in our shop! Brent disassembled it and cut the pallet boards into a few different widths.
To attach the pallet boards to the template, we used a little glue, then laid our piece of pallet board on top, flipped it over and put a nail through it with the air gun.
When all the letters were done, I gave them a coat of Walnut stain.
We alternated the other two colors of blue/grey on each plank.
The letters didn't feel finished at this point, so we chose to outline each letter with a small piece of trim. After the trim was applied, I brushed on a coat of sealer to darken the wood tone a bit.
To hang them, we nailed in some of these clips...
Hanging them proved to be a bit tricky...but we finally got them level.