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Barn Wood Wall

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.

Basement Wood Wall - Super easy DIY - Wood planked walls in a few hours! First look Basement Barn Wood Wall at Refreshrestyle.com

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:

Barn Wood Wall - You can do this in one day. Easy DIY! Basement Kitchen are before barn wood walland here’s the before, before:

Barn Wood Wall - Basement kitchen before planked wall installation at RefreshRestyle.com

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.

Barn Wood Wall - Making sure the counter is level before we start the planked wall installation. DIY a wall without nails and very little cutting!

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.

DIY steps for makeover

  1. Added the trim to right side of the wall.
  2. Checked the countertop, to make sure it was level.
  3. Peeled the strips off the back of the Stikwood.
  4. Started on the right corner at the top of the countertop.
  5. Moved from right to left.
  6. 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.

Planked wall application with Stikwood barnwood completed in a few hours, no nails required! RefreshRestyle.comI 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.How to install a Barn wood wall around the socket at RefreshRestyle.comI 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.

Cutting around the outlet for installing the planked barn wood wall at RefreshRestyle.com

During the barn wood wall application, come see how fast and easy it is to install at RefreshRestyle.com

Stikwood barn wood application easy real wood, one wall completed in a few hours at RefreshRestyle.comI continued up the wall and completed this project in a few hours. This is one of the easiest projects that I’ve done in a while! Real wood, real fast!

Finished wall in the basement kitchen with barn wood, one afternoon, real wood. No nails required, peel and stick at RefreshRestyle.comI spent the rest of the afternoon looking at it and smiling.

Barn Wood Wall - Close up of Stikwood Barn wood wall. Planked wall, add warmth and texture with this easy DIY wall treatment at RefreshRestyle.comLook at all the texture and warmth.

Blue Mason jars with shabby roses in front of a barn wood wall, easy planked wall DIY from RefreshRestyle.com

Basement Wall with Stikwood. Real wood done in a few house, beautiful barn wood on the kitchen wall at RefreshRestyle.comI’m going to be adding a couple of metal shelves over the coffee pot and something over the sink.

Do it yourself in an afternoon, Stikwood Barn wood finish on basement wall. from RefreshRestyle.com

Finished basement kitchen area refreshrestyle.com


I can honestly say, you’ve come a long way baby!

DIY Planked Wall in a few hours, easy to cut real wood. This project only took a few hours, no nails required. Just peel and stick for a barn wood wall. Find all the details at RefreshRestyle.com

I can’t wait to share what we built to go under the tv!

It’s finally done:

how to build an industrial table to go under the tv at refreshrestyle.com

See more of the before and afters of the basement here:

Before and after basement refinish at refreshrestyle.com

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  1. What color did you use from Stickwood? I love the look and want to attempt to do something similar.

  2. Hi Debbie, where did you purchase the wood or was it just scraps?

  3. I love this idea! I’m going to try something similar in our new kitchen. Where is the rug from? I absolutely love it!

  4. Oh my goodness… this is so gorgeous! I want this everywhere! Featuring you on FB Sunday. Thanks for linking up to Party Junk! 🙂

  5. War Eagle Debbie!

    I totally love the space! May I ask where the rug was purchased?

  6. I am intrigued! Looks great!

  7. What is your wall color if you don’t mind?

  8. That looks amazing, Debbie! love it!
    xo Heidi

  9. Simply gorgeous!!!!

  10. It’s beauiful, Debbie! It has wow factor all the way!

  11. Oh Wow Debbie…the wall is magnificent!….and I love the fact that you did not have to use nails. I am going to browse the Stikwood site….I can see where i can use this product in several places in my home!!….Beautiful job as always Debbie!!

  12. The wall looks fabulous. I wouldn’t mind trying this in my house. I just need to figure out where.

  13. Well – how cool is that!!! Looks really easy to do and is a perfect rustic accent wall! Love it!!!

  14. That looks fantastic! Definitely makes me want to try doing this too!

  15. I absolutely LOVE your wall! Bravo! I’m so glad you followed your heart and built your wood wall. I can’t wait to see what the metal shelves look like gainst all that pretty grain and texture too:)

  16. Wowzer! That is incredible! fffaaabbbuuulous!

  17. awesome job Debbie! You new barn wood wall looks fabulous!

    I wish my basement looked like this. 🙂

  18. That is gorgeous and who knew it was so easy to install?! We have a basement kitchen that could use an update like that, but the Stikwood would look great in our main kitchen as well.

  19. Absolutely love it. Over the years we have planked so many walls and even a couple ceilings, what I wouldn’t have given to have Stickwood back then!

  20. I was just reading about Stikwood last night!! I actually wrote myself a little note on my nightstand to remember to research them more today! SO excited to see a real life account of how it works and looks! I’m going to look into it some more! Thanks! Your basement is just stunning!

  21. Thanks for sharing the installation –looks like a rewarding project. The kitchen looks beautiful. The Stikwood really gives the room character.

  22. Deb it is beautiful! I agree it has come a very long way! WOW

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