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DIY Wood Plank Wall

19 Mar

I love me a plank wall these days. I knew I wanted to install one for the 2nd nursery for a long time now. If the baby was a boy, wood stain it is. If the baby was a girl, it would have ended up weathered grey (hmmm maybe somewhere else in the house???). As soon as we found out baby # 2 was a he, it was time to get planning!

We did some research online and determined we wanted to go with sanded plywood. I love the pallet look, however, I did not want to round-up tons of pallets, worry about splintering of the wood (pallet wood is not the best), and then no know where the wood has been (chemicals, etc).

We opted for 3/4″ Sanded Oak in 4’x8′ sheets. We could have gotten away with 1/2″ but that is what our store had to offer. Our wall took 3 full sheets and we had Home Depot do the big cuts for us (we choose 6″).

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We took our 6″x 8′ boards (24 of them) and laid them out to stain. We choose to go with 3 similar stains to give the appearances of a rustic and worn wall.

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We stained 8 boards in each color.

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Before installing, Chris attempted to find the studs on the wall.

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We installed the boards on an exterior wall. We have no clue what it’s made of but we are assuming it must be a combo of concrete block and metal straps (reminder, we live in Florida). Because of that, we couldn’t use a run-of-the-mill nail gun. We ended up using a T-Nailer with large nails made especially for concrete and metal. Pro: The suckers don’t move. Con: You can see the nail head loud and clear. We were going to attempt to cover them up, however, A) We didn’t want to ruin the wall and B) Once we moved everything in place, it actually looked fine!

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As for the cuts, we really just went with where the studs were and there was no rhyme or reason as to what color came next. We just made sure we didn’t go with the same exact color side by side.

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Getting there!

Finished look!!

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We are LOVING our little man’s plank wall. We have even talked about doing something similar in another part of the house! Any questions? Feel free to ask!

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A Tiny Traveler: Hudson’s Nursery!

18 Mar

For Hudson’s Nursery, I went with a “Tiny Travelers” theme. I opted for the more rustic and worn look and I am absolutely in LOVE with how it turned out!

Now, how did we get here?

Way back when we moved into the house, his room looked like this:

For the past 2 years, his room aka storage room has looked like different stages of this:

Once we got started on the plank wall (more details to come on that in a couple days), the room quickly evolved into the photos above.

Chris made this matching shelf. Love!

Globe piggy bank, mod-podge map letters, and some safari animals

and this matching map artwork for over his dresser!

Left over planks + AWESOME map from lulukuku designs

Borrowing some friends from his Big Sister

Well folks, there it is 🙂 After he arrives, I will put in the finishing touches like photos and his birth stats but you get the idea 🙂

It all started from this mood board a year ago 🙂

Here is a list of some of things you can find in his room!

Map on wooden planks (Tell her This Grey House sent you!): Lulukuku Designs
Burlap Pillow: Vintage Biplane from PolkaDot Apple
Crib Rail, Sheet and Changing Pad: Rocky Top Design
Crib Skirt: Prescott at Pottery Barn Kids
Curtains: Ikat Key in Horseradish  fromWest Elm
Curtain Rod Ends: Gold Rock Finials from Land of Nod
Both lamps: Target
Zebra Head: A hidden gem at Home Goods!
Picture Frames: Most of theme came from TJMaxx
Globe Bank: Home Goods
Random Trinkets: Hobby Lobby, Amazon, gifts, Home Goods
 

Let me know if you have any questions!!!

 

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

9 Feb

We started off the week on quite the lazy front. We were still tired from the birthday party the weekend before and Chris’s parents had traveled back home.

I did get to see Hudson this week which is always fun 🙂

I have been measuring a week or two ahead this pregnancy and they decided to order me an ultrasound just to see how big this little guy is. I was 32 weeks on Friday and he was was measuring at 34 weeks. Not really sure if that even matters but it should be interesting to see what the doctor says!

We also started/completed Hudson’s Plank Wall.

More pictures to come!

We had some of this yummy goodness this week 🙂

Kyler enjoyed it too.

Sofia the First folks

Shopping at Lowes!

After a long and busy weekend, here’s to what is hopefully a nice week. Next weekend we are on Potty Training Bootcamp (aka lock yourself inside the house and try and train a 2 year to use the potty). Wish us luck!

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