Minnesota Quarantine Project: Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall
If you're looking for a DIY project to tackle while we're all still holed up during our Stay-At-Home order in Minnesota, check out this reclaimed wood accent wall we put up in our bedroom.
My wife and I tackled this DIY project two years ago, but thanks to Facebook's 'Memories' feature, it popped up in my feed this week, and what with all the extra time we're spending at home these days, it might be something to put on your 'to-do' list too.
If you watch any shows on HGTV like we do (and we watch a TON of House Hunters, House Hunters Renovation, Flip or Flop, Love It or List It, and Fixer Upper!), then you know that using reclaimed barn wood is hot these days.
We liked the way it looks, so we decided we should add a reclaimed wood accent wall to our master bedroom. (I say 'we,' of course, but the idea and all the credit belongs to my lovely wife, Katie.) But instead of using real reclaimed barn wood, which can be both expensive and a little tough to work with, here's what we did:
We found a laminate flooring design that looks just like reclaimed barn wood, and instead of installing it on the floor, we simply popped it up on our bedroom wall. The pieces lock together, and after cutting them to fit our wall (which my brother-in-law, Tom expertly did for us while I basically held a few panels and watched), we attached them to the wall using a nail gun.
Viola! It turned out great and really warms up the room. And, outside of making a trip to your local home improvement store to buy the flooring panels, it only took us one afternoon to complete the project. Perfect for a weekend day when we're all still stuck at home here in Minnesota!
Check out the pictures...