Rustic DIY Wall Idea

What do you do when you want rustic walls but also a light and airy feel? ...You put up wood and then whitewash it!
That is what we did at our cabin anyway! Oh....and did I mention that we kept it inexpensive by putting plywood on the walls? I'll admit that I was a little skeptical about the whole idea at first. But, I pictured the white wash stain with some battens at the seams and the idea grew on me. Luckily it provided a nice contrast with the knotty pine ceiling and lightened up the whole area while still keeping a rustic look.
We used Tigerwood Plywood which had a subtle amount of grain to it.
To lighten up the wood and bring out the grain, we brushed on a whitewash pickling stain and then rubbed it off with a rag.
We used the same stain for the tongue and groove pine ceiling in the kitchen.
The knotty pine ceiling and trim highlight the light walls.

Rustic Crafts & Chic Decor - Renee
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