This project was inspired by Shanty2Chic You can replicate this look on any wall with inside corners. I had the nice guy working the saw slice both plywood sheets into 6″ planks.
Ripping both sheets into 6″ planks gave me a total of 16 boards.
Draw your lines marking the studs a few inches above the overall height of the plank wall.
That way you can keep an eye on where your studs are ask you nail the planks up the wall. I decided I would nail the planks rather than glue them, so they’d be easier to remove if I want to switch things up in a couple years, without tearing up the wall.
I took the cover off and unscrewed the outlet and let it hang a bit off the wall, so I could set the plank behind it. You will need to replace the existing screws of the outlets with longer screws.You can find them at any hardware store.
I secured the planks into the wall using my Nail Gun .
I just kept cutting and nailing making sure the planks were level and that my seams were staggered randomly.
To finish up I cut piece of casing the width of the wall. I used wood glue and shot brad nails into the studs.
Lastly, I cut a piece of primed mdf 1×3 board the width of the wall and set it right on top of the casing forming a ledge (see pic below). I used wood glue and shot nails from the top and into the casing in a few random places. I then applied dark walnut wood stain around the edges of each plank with a small brush. I let the stain sit for 5 minutes then wiped off the excess. After the stain dried I applied a thin layer of Vaseline in random areas with the intention of having the paint fall off in those areas once I sanded. After I applied Vaseline, I gave the wall 2 coats of white paint.
I let the paint dry for a few hours, then I sanded the wall, and the areas where I applied the Vaseline fell right off. Finally, I added these awesome cast iron hooks.
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