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. We created a focal point with this barn wood wall for the basement kitchen, it was easy with this peel and stick barn wood.
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 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!
I spent the rest of the afternoon looking at it and smiling.
Look at all the texture and warmth.
I’m going to be adding a couple of metal shelves over the coffee pot and something over the sink.
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:
42 thoughts on “Barn Wood Wall”
It’s is really beautiful.
What color did you use from Stickwood? I love the look and want to attempt to do something similar.
Hi Debbie, where did you purchase the wood or was it just scraps?
Hi Hannah, all the links to the Stikwood are in the post above. They are red, just click on them. Thanks!!
I love this idea! I’m going to try something similar in our new kitchen. Where is the rug from? I absolutely love it!
The rug is from the Ballard Designs Outlet, but I think they still sell it!
Oh my goodness… this is so gorgeous! I want this everywhere! Featuring you on FB Sunday. Thanks for linking up to Party Junk! 🙂
Thanks so much Donna!
War Eagle Debbie!
I totally love the space! May I ask where the rug was purchased?
I am intrigued! Looks great!
What is your wall color if you don’t mind?
The wall color is SW Mindful Gray! I have it in a lot of rooms! Love it!
That looks amazing, Debbie! love it!
It’s beauiful, Debbie! It has wow factor all the way!
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!!
The wall looks fabulous. I wouldn’t mind trying this in my house. I just need to figure out where.
Well – how cool is that!!! Looks really easy to do and is a perfect rustic accent wall! Love it!!!
That looks fantastic! Definitely makes me want to try doing this too!
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:)
Thanks so much Wendi, I am loving it for sure!!!
Wowzer! That is incredible! fffaaabbbuuulous!
Thank you Sue, it was easy and I love that it’s real wood!
love it, debbie! looks amazing!
Thanks so much Cassie and I guess you know that you have me wanting a ship lap wall now 😉
awesome job Debbie! You new barn wood wall looks fabulous!
I wish my basement looked like this. 🙂
Thanks Gail! Maybe we need to have a blogger meet up and fix up your basement!
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.
Thanks Elizabeth, it was easy and we love it! Let me know if you install it in either of your kitchens 🙂
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!
I know! It’s so easy to use and I love that it’s real wood!
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!
I love how easy it was to install and how beautiful the wood is! I think you’d love it Natalie!
Thanks for sharing the installation –looks like a rewarding project. The kitchen looks beautiful. The Stikwood really gives the room character.
It’s the first wall you see when you come down the stairs, it makes the perfect statement!
Deb it is beautiful! I agree it has come a very long way! WOW
Thanks Debbie! We are loving it, you need to come visit!!