If you are like me, you enjoy remodeling your house and probably do quite frequently. And by remodeling I mean anything from merely rearranging the furniture to painting a fresh new color on the walls. I’m always working on something and by the time I’m finished on one side of the house, I usually start up again on the other side 🙂
Recently I worked on the wall that transition from the kitchen to the living room. I felt there was something missing and that’s when I decided to give the wall a makeover using reclaimed wood. (As you will see in future posts, I LOVE using reclaimed wood!)
So what did we do? We nailed old fence planks horizontally on the wall. Yes, it’s quite a bit of nailing so using a nail gun was definitely helpful but the project can still be done with an old fashioned hammer and nails, just might take a little longer 😉
We then stained the planks with a whitewash stain. And that was it. The wall came out amazing and quite inexpensive since we used reclaimed fence planks. Reclaimed wood, such as pallets and fences, have become such a trend that you can now find them for sale at your local hardware store but look around, maybe a neighbor is redoing their fence and will gladly give you some planks, never hurts to ask 😀
Once the wall was completed, I debated if I would leave the wall as-is, maybe hang some wall décor or do something more. I thought of placing my hutch against it and once I saw it in place, I loved the contrast of the dark hutch color against the whitewashed wall. However, the hutch needed a little updating. To be honest, I didn’t like the mirror backing and the hardware anymore. But those were easy fixes. We placed plywood paneling (which we stained to match the hutch) covering the mirror backing and changed the hardware. Those two minor changes were all it needed to give it new life.
And the final touch on the transitional wall was adding some wall décor- decorative plates and a picture frame.
I hope this project will inspire you to reimagine a bland wall and/or spruce up a piece of furniture that has lost a bit of its ‘luster’ over the years 😉
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