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DIY Wood Plank Wall With Chalk Paint®

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Ever since my husband I moved into our home we’ve been on a mission to make every space our own. We started in the dining room, moved into the living room; remodel our bathroom, and has now started tackling the master bedroom. For this space, we needed something big, something with a lot of character. After pondering my options I knew I needed an accent wall. Our home is being transformed with an industrial farmhouse vibe, so a wood plank wall would fit perfectly.
diy wood plank wall with chalk paint
Watch the video above to learn how my husband and I made this beautiful wood plank wall. This tutorial will also show you how I used Chalk Paint® to give the new wood a weathered wood look. You could always just follow this step-by-step guide.
diy wood plank wall with chalk paint
We used new untreated 5/8" x 5-1/2" x 8' cedar boards from the hardware store. We acclimated the wood in our garage for about a week. After this period my husband plane the wood.
diy wood plank wall with chalk paint
He cut the wood planks in three different lengths, 2', 4' and 6'
diy wood plank wall with chalk paint
I painted the wood with Chalk Paint® in Old White, Graphite and Coco to give a weathered wood look.

diy wood plank wall with chalk paint
When the boards were dry I arranged them in a pseudo brick pattern on the floor to my liking, making it easy to translate my vision onto the wall.
diy wood plank wall with chalk paint
Mark the studs with a pencil before nailing the boards. This made it simple to know where to nail. We start placing the board front the top. 
This assures me the first row is going to be a whole board.
diy wood plank wall with chalk paint
If you have a light colored wall, I recommend painting it a darker color; we used gray. The darker color will help hide gaps and imperfections in the boards.
diy wood plank wall with chalk paint
While we love our custom built wall, there are easier ways to do this. One of the major reasons we went full custom was we didn’t want to spend a couple thousand dollars on this wall. Some of the pre-made materials are expensive and that was simply not in the budget. Yes, going custom is time-consuming but it cost’s a fraction of the pre-made cost. Our master bedroom looks like a million bucks but it didn’t cost that much to make it

I hope you like this DIY. Don’t forget to visit my blog, subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me on my social media, see you soon chau chau!

diy wood plank wall with chalk paint
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  • Elaina Abandola Bradford
    on May 29, 2018

    How much did it cost to do that whole wall wa how much did it cost to do that whole wall

    • AvantiMorocha
      on May 30, 2018

      I'll say between $250 - $300. We covered a large area about 160 sq.ft.

  • Deborah Stoll Allen
    on May 30, 2018

    Why would you want to cover the natural cedar wood don't get me wrong it looks great but me personally I wouldn't cover the natural wood then you have the cedar smell from the wood as well

    • Stacy Ann
      on Sep 25, 2018

      Gorgeous!!!! Great job! You have inspired us to do the same!

  • Elc33022989
    on Jun 27, 2018

    Can you do that on the floor?

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