Have you ever dreamed of a DIY project over and over again, hoping that one day you'd have the confidence to take that task on, even if it meant venturing into unchartered territory? That was me for quite some time ... until last week, when my husband helped me take on that project in our little sunroom!
*This* is what happens when you play with a compound sliding miter saw, nail gun, a handful of nickels and lots of plywood ... all while saying several DIY prayers ...
TA DAAAAA ... we now have planked walls! Yay!
Honestly, it wasn't as intimidating as I thought it would be and, while it's far from perfect, we couldn't be more thrilled with our new *farmhouse-y* spot!
Where "seasoned" DIY-ers could've completed this in a day, it took us a bit longer than that. It was smooth sailing on my own until it got tricky around the windows ... that's when my hubby stepped in ... he's my hero for making these daunting cuts!
I was so excited as each board went up that I couldn't even wait for them to all be installed before starting to paint! The room is now Ben Moore's White Dove ... a color chosen to tie in with our neighboring kitchen cabinets that I also painted White Dove some time ago.
When it came time to put the room back together (my favorite part!), I traded out the two Ektorp chairs that were in here for the Ektorp love seat that was in our front sitting room. I then brought in two smaller slipcovered chairs to complete our little seating arrangement. Lastly, I decided to take down our bamboo roman shades ... the added light helps to highlight our planked walls even more!
Simple ... clean ... and a whooooole lot of white ... for now, anyway.
I didn't even want to put added nail holes in the planked walls, but I couldn't leave them bare ... so back up went our French prints.
And, to bring in more texture and help with the farmhouse feel, I brought home this cute, wicker trunk from IKEA to serve as the coffee table. It was then that we "high-fived" and raised a glass here in our *new* room to celebrate our accomplishment!
So, friends, if you've ever thought about doing this project, or one similar, but have been afraid to, don't be ... if "I" can get comfy with a big scary saw and loud pneumatic nail gun, so can you! You'll be just as thrilled with the results as we are!
I can't wait to add soft Fall colors in here and a big "something" to hang in front of the window in the coming weeks! What can I say (?), I love our new walls, especially because we tackled this project ourselves ... onto the next project!
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