Creating a wood planked wall with faux reclaimed or weathered wood.
To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well. – Isaav Asimov
This week, we have been working on the faux reclaimed or weathered wood planked wall.
Since salvaged wood can be hard to come by, and…at times… expensive, we made our own HERE.
After the wood was ready to go, and it had completely dried, we nailed it to the wall with a nail gun.
If you are looking for the shiplap look, you can easily use the same wood (only don’t stain to look like reclaimed wood) and paint it white.
Now have you ever had a project come together exactly as planned? Well…we CAN’T relate!!!
The first idea in this reclaimed wood planked wall was to stagger the wood however when we started the first few rows it didn’t look so good.
Then we decided to completely fill in the middle wall. Looked great….UNTIL the wall was complete. The two unframed windows with the wall in the middle were not right either. UGH!
Yes, laughter and then frustration ensued.
Rip one board off, cut here, and nail hole there…..and back to staggered planks we go.
After the wall was installed, I went back with a small paintbrush and stained the ends of any boards ends The Mister cut.
Now, what game room would be complete without a propeller?
The Mister says NONE!
He is very much into aviation. In fact, he use to be a flight instructor.
There’s a whole story on that, but we will save it for another day.
One of his co-workers had this propeller. Graciously, it was given to the Mister.
After some spray paint, design, lights and a microwave turntable to make sure it can spin, the propeller is now properly displayed.
If you remember our inspiration board, you can see it here if you haven’t already, we had a black futon so that we can use it as a bed (guest room) when people come over. We found ours on Craigslist for $50!
The next step in this challenge?
We have a bar table you won’t want to miss! REALLY!!!!
MORE BUDGET-FRIENDLY DIY INSPIRATION
Here are a few more projects we have done:
- Low-Cost Rustic Bathroom Makeover
- Under $500 Thrifty Kitchen Makeover
- The Building of Our DIY Walk-In Pantry
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