I am so excited about today's post because this project literally had me jumping up and down with excitement. I have planked my bedroom wall . . . . . with a Pencil!!!
Yup, I drew my planks on with a pencil, and you know what? You almost can't even tell, my wall actually looks like it is lined with wood planks.
Plank walls are all the rave these days. It seems like so many designers, bloggers, and DIY'ers are adding them to their homes. Plank walls add so much character and charm to a space.
I just love the look of them so much, but being that I'm not much of a handy
manwoman, the idea of adding planks to my walls by myself seemed like too much work. I don't even own a saw, and not to mention I'm terrible at measuring angles, and so I gave up on the dream of having plank walls.
And then out of nowhere I thought to myself, "what if I tried drawing lines on the wall, could that give me the look I want?"
So I got out my leveler, a ruler, and a sharp pencil, and I started drawing lines on my wall.
I messured my lines to be 6 inches apart. I used the leveler to make sure the lines were straight, and then I ran my pencil down the leveler to create the lines.
I had to sharpen my pencil approximately 10 times, so having an electric pencil sharpener nearby came in really handy. I also made my pencil marks thicker in some spots and lighter in others. I think that's where the illusion comes in, it makes the lines look like actual spaces between planks.
Once I had my lines drawn on, I lightly blotted on some sealer to keep the pencil lead from smearing. I made sure to just get the sealer on top of the lines, and then using a wet paper towel, I cleaned up any sealer that was outside of the lines. Otherwise the sealer could have been noticeable once dried.
I also did some paint touch ups, mostly because the leveler had made a lot of marks on the wall.
The fresh paint also gave it a nice clean finished look.
By the way, the color of my walls is called, Subway Tile, by Valspar.
I then brought in my newly painted bed and dressed it in all-white bedding.
I'll share more of the bed in my next post.
So What do you think?
Will you be adding some Fake Planks to your walls?
Thanks for stopping by,