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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I must admit, for us, the first two rows were probably the toughest. Here’s why:
- My husband is OCD.
- My husband is OCD.
- 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!
Once we had the majority of the wall done, we had to measure and cut the wood for the spaces that remained.
My husband also had to measure and cut around the trim of the windows and electrical outlets.
Once we had everything done, it looked amazing.
It was a HUGE transformation!
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!
It definitely warmed up the space and made it feel a lot more cozier.
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?
Well, 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!