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Master Bedroom Pallet Wall

I always have a tendency to look at things and underestimate.

For example, one time, I went to IKEA and bought four bookcases and a sectional and I was positive it would all fit in my Expedition.

Wrong.

Two trips later, we were able to get it all home.

Or, one time, I was certain we could fit our new entertainment center through the front door.  My husband was certain it would not.  I assured him it would.

I was wrong.

We ended up having to move the beast of an entertainment center around the house and into the backyard and in through the back door about killing ourselves in the process.

Or, like this Saturday, when at 8:00pm I told my husband we should go ahead and get started on the pallet board wall I wanted to do in our master bedroom, and I assured him it would only take us two hours at the most and we’d probably be in bed snoozing by 11pm at the latest.

Wrong.

So, it all started when I became a Weaber Lumber brand rep on Instagram.  They sent me boxes of their wall boards in exchange for me sharing my projects on Instagram.

I was beyond thrilled when the boxes arrived and I couldn’t wait to get started!

I went back and forth about which room I wanted to install these boards in, but in the end, I chose our master bedroom because it definitely had the least personality of all the rooms in the house.

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We started by moving all the furniture away from the walls.

Then, I opened up each box of Weaber Lumber wall boards and sorted out the different colors of wood.

Pallet Wood Wall

While I was doing that, the hubby was busy marking the studs in the wall.  This is an important step because you want to be sure your nails are going into the studs and not just into the wall.

The box mentions painting the wall a dark color before starting, just in case you have gaps between the boards.

Yep, didn’t do that.

The box also mentions starting in the center and working your way out.

Yep, didn’t do that either.

We basically just dove right in and luckily, it worked out fine for us, but it did mean we had to be sure you couldn’t see any gaps or else it would be pretty noticeable!

We decided to start at the top left corner of the wall and work our way across.  We chose to do it this way because there is no molding where the wall hits the ceiling, and at that point, the ceiling angles upward. Because of that, we weren’t 100% sure if where the wall and ceiling met was level, and for this project, it’s important that everything to be level!Pallet Wood Wall

I must admit, for us, the first two rows were probably the toughest.  Here’s why:

  1. My husband is OCD.
  2. My husband is OCD.
  3. My husband is OCD.

Are you catching on yet?

You definitely cannot be OCD for this project.  The boards are not perfect, they aren’t meant to be.  It’s supposed to have a rustic look.  Well, that totally through my husband for a loop!

Once he got past that, we were good!

As we put up each board, we checked to make sure it was level before nailing it to the studs.  One board being off could throw the whole project off!

Pallet Wood Wall

Once we had the majority of the wall done, we had to measure and cut the wood for the spaces that remained.

Pallet Wood Wall

My husband also had to measure and cut around the trim of the windows and electrical outlets.

Pallet Wood Wall

Once we had everything done, it looked amazing.

It was a HUGE transformation!

Pallet Wood Wall

Every time I walk in our room now, I feel like I am walking into someone else’s room!  It is just so completely different!
Pallet Wood Wall

It definitely warmed up the space and made it feel a lot more cozier.

Pallet Wood Wall

I decided to hang my old window frame and magnolia leaf wreath above our bed and it just seems to tie everything together perfectly.

So, remember I told you we started the project at 8pm?

Remember I told you that I thought the project would only last a few hours?

Pallet Wood WallWell, we finished our project around 3am Sunday morning and I’m still soooo tired!  How did I ever stay up past midnight before??

See that coffee cup there?  That one that says “Dream”?

Yep, it had coffee in it when I started taking pics this morning, and a few pics later.. empty.

I’m pretty sure I see a nap in that cozy bed in my future!

So tell me what you think?  Would you do something like this in your home?

Love you all!

Claire

 

Claire

My name is Claire and I am behind the blog... The Rustic Pig. I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and I just might be addicted to Craigslist. I love to buy antiques, paint them, and give them a chance to be loved again! Please feel free to pull up a chair and stay for a while. If you ask a question or leave a comment, I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!

      

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Texas gal, wife, mother to 2 boys, author behind the blog The Rustic Pig, business owner, antique lover, and Christ follower!
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  1. Jamie Kennemer says:

    Love love love ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️

  2. That wall is stunning! I don’t know how you did it.

    My husband is the one who underestimates or not at all. Sometimes I think it is because he doesn’t want to do something. He wanted me to get rid of an huge armoire, that holds family quilts, that he thought was too big to go into the guest room. It fit. Then there was the time we got new living room furniture and I was going to put the old swivel chairs, because they were the right color, in his man cave. He said they were too big to go up the stairs. They fit and look fine!
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  3. This is stunning. Love that wood.

  4. It’s so funny because this look was in about oh 40 or 35 years ago!!! And I thought I’d never like it again!!! But it’s truly grown on me. The difference in your room is simply mind boggling!!! Aren’t you glad you pushed to finish for now it’s done!!! I like all the different colors of the wood. I’d probably paint the wall. I think ours bows some!!!
    My bedroom wall can be seen as soon as one walks in the house. I have to say it would be an updated look!!!!
    I’ll check out their site for I wonder how much your bedroom wall would cost to do.

  5. Sherri S. says:

    Oh My Word!! How perfectly gorgeous. It sure does warm up the room. Great job!!!

    Happy Thursday & Blessings…
    Sherri

  6. Oh Claire!!!!!! How I love you sweet friend! We are so very much alike! This story is absolutely fantastic!!!! I do the exact same thing usually keeping us up into the wee hours finishing some cockamamie plan I had in my head! It’s so refreshing to see I am not alone! Hahaha! No wonder we hit it off from the start! Your wall is gorgeous! Well done guys!!! Xoxo-Nicki

  7. Donna Burkle says:

    Hi Claire!
    This looks so amazing! I have wanted to do this in our kitchen. My husband just looks at me with , that look! Maybe someday. Thank you for sharing!

    God Bless,
    Donna

  8. where did you buy the boards?

  9. It looks so cozy!! LOVE IT!

  10. It turned out amazing. I want to do this in our guest room
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  11. Hi Claire, I love that wrought iron bed and the wood boards have a lovely rustic charm about them. The color scheme is great, a nice balance of natural hues, thanks for sharing, Noi.
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