Tuesday, October 21, 2014

RECLAIMED BARNWOOD ACCENT WALL! PICS! FAVORITE THING EVER.




Hi all!!

Haven't been around for awhile. We have been FINISHING OUR BASEMENT BY OURSELVES! Gesh, it has taken months. I will post more of that LATER, because I had to share the most favorite thing we have EVER done inside the HOUSE.

It's all the rage, RECLAIMED WOOD. 

What can you do with it???

 You name it you can do it.  BUT you have to find REAL Authentic Barn Wood.  Which is not easy to find in good condition.  So I creeped on Craiglist for weeks to finally find someone only 10 min away from us.  We do live all around farmland, so this guy had knocked down a real barn and knew he could sell the planks.

I hand picked each one.  It took awhile, but I wanted character in each one :)


Starts with surfing craigslist for weeks :), Then Finally hit the jackpot!
 Hubby was super patient with me as he was NOT as excited as I do this project. At first I was going to do a Pallet Wall, turned out that is a real pain in the ass to disassemble and stain those, so I was determined to do Reclaimed Barn Wood. (btw, hubby loves as much as I do)

Here is before. (loving a finished basement by the way, do another post later.)
Notice that ugly ass pole above pic!! We'll fix that.

 First make sure you first board is level, and it helps that all boards are pretty much the same width.

 Find those studs to nail into, just into the drywall and the boards are going to pop back out at you.

Now I back peddle a bit....., I had read to paint the wall behind black or put of some type of board up. Totally NOT necessary. You cannot see the paint/wall between the boards at all.  Hubby was right on that one. :) OK, OK, he usually is....in DIY projects that is.


We just kept cutting the pieces with a circular saw to stagger them. It was actually one of the easiest projects we have ever done.





Then Finally>>>>>>>>

























Love it, Love it, Love it, hand  handpicked it from start to finish!





I'm going to decorate, but just enjoying the natural beauty of it for now :)

Also did the poles with the reclaimed wood. It ties in perfectly.

Love the variation in the wood. BTW, we checked for bugs, it was stored in another dry barn, we tried sealing or staining it and it just took away from the rustic look we were going for, so we just lightly brushed each board then used compressed air to clean off and that was all we did to it.

Loving this look and so proud of us for achieving it :)


18 comments:

  1. You have become such excellent DIY doers !!

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  2. This is AMAZING! I am so jealous!! I want to find some reclaimed barnwood!! And you finished your basement yourselves??? Please tell us more! With pictures please . You guys are super-talented!

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  3. This is SO gorgeous! I mean, featured on TV gorgeous! Can't wait to see pics of the rest of the basement!

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    1. Chrissie thanks so much for your kind words. I am kinda wondering if I should do pics of basement. It seems no one is one here much and I dont know if too many people are intersted in us boring post build peeps :( Yes I speak "boring" for mysef. LOL

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  4. This looks great! That pumpkin is the same color we have in the morning room. We just finished the basement and are now looking to customize it a bit, great idea

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    1. Hey Steve, paint color is Penny Wise from Sherwin williams. Hubby was afraid with the first brush stroke, but loves it now.

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  5. Love it! Doing something very similar in our basement right now!

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  6. Jamie, please share, what are you up to in your basement?

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  7. This is great! You all did a wonderful job and you sure did hit the jackpot with your wood find! AWESOME all away around!!!

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    1. Eboni, so what are your thoughts on the Penny Wise color, see we have 2 cans left. LOL. we have tried re-tinting them, but a no go on that...so I have to use it, now our main floor powder room is super small, paint is all we can do and no tile accents or anything. JW! I know you can always repaint, but HELL I HATE to paint in the first place. Is your bathroom small??

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    2. You will probably see the same message on my thread but I say go for it! I am a lover of orange and your color selection is perfect! You could add accents in browns or greens to give it an all around 'warm' feeling. Will you keep the builder sink as well? We have a pedestal sink but thinking of replacing it with something a little different because we want a round bowl.

      Yes, our powder room is small (not sure of the dimensions) but surely small!

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    3. You will probably see the same message on my thread but I say go for it! I am a lover of orange and your color selection is perfect! You could add accents in browns or greens to give it an all around 'warm' feeling. Will you keep the builder sink as well? We have a pedestal sink but thinking of replacing it with something a little different because we want a round bowl.

      Yes, our powder room is small (not sure of the dimensions) but surely small!

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  8. Loveeeeeeee the wall! Great job!

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