My Very Own Pallet Wall.

After seeing pictures all over the internet showing pallet walls, I decided I needed one in my own house. Here is the wall We created in our own home.
So here is the Pony Wall in my living room. It was the perfect place to add some Rustic Character to our home. Hubby and I really love the look of old Barn wood, and wanted to bring some of that into our home. So we started asking around to see if any friends had some pallets they didn't need. We lucked out and had a friend who brought us some pallets from one of the local Coal mines in our area.
The wood that you see in this picture was Faux Painted by me earlier this year, but I still felt that the wall would look better if the entire wall was covered with actual wood. I was worried that the Faux Painting would look terrible next to the Real wood, but when the project was all finished, I was thrilled with how well the two came together.
So here is the wall after three rows had been installed. The boards for the next row are on the floor awaiting instillation.
So here is the wall all installed. I tested one piece of wood to see if the mahagony stain would blend the Faux painting with the Real wood. The match was perfect, so I proceeded to stain the entire wall. I used three different stain colors for this wall. I used MINWAX GEL STAIN in Mahogany, Golden Oak, and Maple to give the wall texture and variety.
So here you can see the entire wall and how well it turned out.
Here is an up close look at the wall. I love the different sizes and colors of the boards.
Here is the wall with a bench I made out of an old bunk bed set, and a trunk that I salvaged and repainted to look like an old western trunk. I topped it off with a Southwest style ladder and an old green glass bottle I found on the Desert last summer.
The finished wall was everything I hoped it would be and was pleased with the character that it added to our living room.
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3 of 4 questions
  • Bbu26070328
    on Jun 23, 2018

    How did you attach the wood To the wall

    • Jeanne Martin
      on Jun 23, 2018

      Most times the wall studs are marked and you nail them to the studs. A few in drywall are fine but you gotta hit studs too.

  • Teresa Mahieu
    on Jul 8, 2018

    This looks awesome. How long did it take you to do it?

  • Nursietj
    on Jul 11, 2018

    I have 2 walls like this that need an update. This is really nice. Any type of pallets would you not use? Thanks

    • Norma Jean Brown Huntley
      on Aug 11, 2018

      When using pallets look for the stamp on the that says heat treated. I have used pallets to do a totally make over in my living room and im loving it.

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  • Deborah Campbell
    on Jun 28, 2018

    Iwould like to see the blue area above it done. Looks like a small area.

    • EC Hern
      on Aug 21, 2018

      It looks totally amazing! I agree that it would look good if you carried it up the small blue wall as well. Make it a feature wall instead of a feature half wall. Either way, you did a great job. I'll bet it makes you smile every time you look at it :)

  • Debbie
    on Jul 24, 2018

    I want to do this for my back slash for my kitchen.

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