Super Easy Barn Wood Plank Wall

2 Materials
4 Hours

We are chugging along room by room here in the house, and exciting news – I only have 3 more rooms to paint!! I think I’m going to throw a party when I’m done painting all this oak trim white. When we were planning my teen son's room I immediately thought of doing an accent wood wall. It was very easy to do since I enlisted the help of Weekend Walls.


My son's "clean" room.

Here’s how the wood plank box arrived. I was surprised as I imagined I’d be getting a hard to move pallet of wood.

The backs of each planks have suuupppeeerrrr sticky strips – these suckers aren’t going anywhere! They also covered each knot or crack with black paper, this was a small detail I really loved; over time if a knot falls out, you won’t have wall peeking through!

The wood is thin, lightweight and easy to work with – and yes, it is real wood! Just barn wood strips that are cleaned up and cut down to size; it's the easiest project I’ve done all year. The hardest part was getting the paper to peel off the tape on the back.  

Look at all that color and texture. You do need a j-roller (or any kind of roller that has a little weight to it) to press everything down nice and tight to the wall. 

Watch how easy this project is to complete: 

If you are looking for instant character for your walls, I couldn’t recommend Weekend Walls highly enough. This was the “Natural” option, although they do have other colors. Use code ROOTSANDWALLS for 10% off your order! 

I love how it all turned out and if you'd like more creative ideas, please follow me on Facebook. Also be sure to check out my YouTube channel for detailed paint reviews and tutorials.

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3 of 16 questions
  • Helen
    on Oct 14, 2019

    Will this work on brick my game room wall is brick

  • Mary Ragan
    on Oct 15, 2019

    How many square feet is your son's wall??

  • Mary Morgan Hilton
    on Oct 25, 2019

    How easy is it to remove the wall planks? I live in a rental and don't want to have to scrape off glue, plaster holes/tears and repaint when I move out.

    • Bek
      3 hours ago

      I'd consider applying them with Command Strips. It would add to your cost, but would NOT damage the underlying walls in the least.

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  • Arlene
    4 minutes ago

    Did the wall have any texture to it prior to the wood strips or was is 100% smooth. I love this look for my son's room! Beautiful job.

  • Bernadette
    Just now

    What a difference.

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