Fence Picket Wall

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5 Hours

ETA: I've received LOTS of concern about how sanitary this application would be behind a toilet. Its not for everyone. Its just the two of us in our home and neither one of us is a messy bathroom goer, so we have zero problems with it. I just use my vacuum hose to "dust" it occasionally. :)

ETA: This application IS NOT for high humidity spaces. I recommend using a wood look tile for those areas.

I've wanted to do this project for a very long time now and for Valentine's Day this year, this was my present from my Honey! He's the bestest! Visit our blog for complete step by step details.

We finished this section of our master bathroom in just a few short hours. We are going to do another larger wall over the tub soon. Click right here for that project.

First we measured our area then gathered some choice fence pickets from our stack of recycled pickets out back. We've used from our stack several times before.

One more look at the before and after shots. Its amazing what a little FREE wood can do to such a small space!

My honey would measure and mark the wall of the size of each picket and I would write his measurements down on a note pad, then we would go out and cut 4 to 5 rows then come back and glue/brad each one to the wall.

We got to this point and realized the picket would not fit behind the toilet tank. My honey tried moving the entire toilet forward, but we did not have enough wiggle room to make it work. The lid protruding out that was the problem. Visit our blog for how we fixed this problem.

Of course we have more work to do, but for now this little space in our bathroom really makes me smile!

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  • Mavis Mavis on Aug 09, 2021

    Looks good, but did you have to seal it well?

    I would be cautious that any unfinished or soft wood would pick up odours and retain them into the pores of the wood, unless it is sealed well. And no one wants that.

  • Cecilia Cecilia on Aug 09, 2021

    beautiful job!! If you put a coat of clear polyurethane on that would fix the sanitary issue because it would be washable and would withstand moisture

  • Kathy R. Kathy R. on Sep 04, 2021

    Hi! Was reading comments to see if anybody asked this and didn't see it but did you have to use spacers between the planks or are they flush with each other? Would like to try this on the bottom of my peninsula. It's beautiful!❤

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  • Her55425080 Her55425080 on Dec 07, 2021

    We actually did the exact same thing in our bedroom bathroom about 6 years ago. Still looks great!

  • Kba68747214 Kba68747214 on Aug 07, 2022

    It has given me an idea to do that to the playroom in our home on 2 small walls! I'm excited to do this!