The Barn Wood Wall in the basement is complete!
Time for the first look! Slow and steady, that’s how we’re working to put our personality in to the basement. I hope you’ll follow along with us as I share every little or big detail.
You know that time when you think you know what you want but you’re a little nervous because you don’t know if it will turn out like you think it will? Well, it turned out more amazing than I thought that it could. And it was fast and fabulous!
Here’s the before:
and here’s the before, before:
It’s seems like such a long time ago but it’s only been a few months. Even before we started the basement makeover, I had a vision. The vision included a wood wall. I kept seeing these beautiful walls filled with barn wood, painted wood and raw wood. I suppressed the idea as long as I could. I mean there’s been a lot of work going on around here, why would I want to put something on the wall and cover up that perfect drywall. I really can’t answer that, I just know what I like and what I wanted.
Then my barn wood wall dream came true with the opportunity to partner with Stikwood. I thought that I’d choose the reclaimed weathered white wood but when the samples arrived, it was the barn wood – reclaimed weathered wood (affiliate link) that won out! The wood arrived about a week ago and I put it in the basement to acclimate to it’s new home. If you want to add beautiful warmth and personality check out Stikwood.
- Added the trim to right side of the wall.
- Checked the countertop, to make sure it was level.
- Peeled the strips off the back of the Stikwood.
- Started on the right corner at the top of the countertop.
- Moved from right to left.
- Used my Rockwell bladerunner x2 to cut the wood and the metal trim.
In this photo on the top right you can see the metal trim. Its sticks on the wall just like the wood.
I opened all the wood and spread it out so I could pick a mix of the color and sizes. After you remove the paper from the glue strips you’re ready to apply the wood to the wall.I used a pencil to mark the wood for cutting. Make sure the electricity is off before you remove your plates and screws from your outlets. Leave enough wood behind the metal so your outlets stops here. You may need longer screws to reattach.
I can honestly say, you’ve come a long way baby!
I can’t wait to share what we built to go under the tv!
It’s finally done:
See more of the before and afters of the basement here: