I’ve been MIA around the blog the past week because the plank wall I’m installing in our office has sucked up every spare minute of my time. It’s taking a lot longer than I had anticipated!
Here’s what the wall looked like before we started.After measuring where all of the studs were in the wall, I mapped out all of the wood I needed before I went to Lowe’s to buy it. Luckily my engineer-husband is a math wiz and really helped me out with this part.For cost reasons, I went with 3 large sheets of MDF and had the nice guys at Lowe’s cut them into 6″ wide strips for me. Then Jacob and I cut them down to the right lengths (as shown in my little map above). Unfortunately our living room was quite a mess for a few days as the project got under way.Jacob helped me install the first few rows and we pretty much followed the same procedure to install the planks as THIS TUTORIAL. Then I spent the rest of the week finishing it up while he was at work.After I got all of the boards hung, it was time to fill the nail holes and then sand them down.And then came the priming and painting. The paint color I went with was Benjamin Moore’s Simply White in a satin finish. I still need to caulk the edges and put one more coat of paint to put on before the wall is totally done.And now I’m thinking I need to paint to ceiling as well because the original light tan now looks pinkish against the white plank wall. ugh.