Need ideas for a large feature wall the flat screen TV is on this wall

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I want to go industrial country as we are in TX but the price of ship lap is too costly. I don't want it to look too cost efficient (cheap) as we live in a upper middle class neighborhoo. I was thinking about putting a electric/gas fireplace, with a reclaimed mante, and maybe some shelving units on either side made from pipes and reclaimed wood. What does everyone think? Any ideas to help keep costs low will be appreciate.

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  • Lynn Lynn on Sep 09, 2017
    I bought plywood and had it cut into 6" boards. It made the perfect shiplap at 1/2 the cost! Use spacers to put it up; use a level to make sure the boards are straight. You can pre stain or paint before putting them up or after. Don't clutter the wall with too much...especially if you are putting up a reclaimed mantle...that should be your focal point..not all the shelving and knick knacks. Look on Pinterest for ideas...good luck!

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Sep 09, 2017
    My display began with painting that one wall a shade of my favorite color, Mystic Sea from Valspar. It changes colors depending on how and what kind of light hits it. No shiplap, or every other plank a different color. That has become so trendy that it comes in a package for "church in a box" outfits. My wall has very little that is real wood, unfortunately, and my hubby insisted that nothing get in the way of the tv. Not much room for style, but I'm working on it. So I'm posting a picture for you an example of what not to do. Best wishes 😇


  • 2dogal 2dogal on Sep 09, 2017
    Paint is the cheapest way to change the look of a room. Industrial? Maybe decorate with various shades of grey, white and black. Actually, I'm glad you are not using ship-lap as it is a fad.

  • Nancy Nancy on Sep 09, 2017
    See if you can find some wooden crates. Cut them at random lengths. Stain various shades and stagger them on the wall like you would with plank tile. You could attach to the wall with screws where you know there are studs. Or you could attach the boards to frame work which would allow you to minimally screw in to the wall!