Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Plank Wall Love

Heellluuuurrrrrr to you!!!!
I hope you had a great weekend!
I know for some it was the last weekend of the summer and I hope you enjoyed it.
We have one more week left and it is going to be a busy one!

I also hope my friends and family on the East Coast stayed safe from the path of Irene.

If you have followed me for a while you know the love affair I have for plank walls.
If I could, I would plank my entire house!!
Overboard, maybe.


Just look at how beautiful they are!!

They just make me ooohhh and aahhhhh!!!!

Look, you can even do a plank by your plank walls!!

Hardy har har!!
Sorry about that. :)

Anyway where was I?
Oh, for my sons room I wanted to do something on one of his walls to make it feel beachy and cottagey.
I took inspiration from this photo on Pinterest.

And I came up with this.

I used 1 x 10's that were 6 feet long.
I nailed them to the wall and then took 1 x 2's and made the vertical pieces.
For whatever reason I didn't take photos of the process.
Bad blogger!!!

I really loved how it turned out and even found a spot for the driftwood shark.

Speaking of yummy plank walls,
my dear friend Sandra from Frugal French Girl went to visit her niece to help her redo her kitchen and they were offered this beautiful barn wood to make whatever their hearts desired!

This is what they came up with!

Talk about barnwood/plank wall jealousy!!!
To see how the whole kitchen turned out, just go here!

While you are there you have to take a look around at her amazing talent!
Sandra is the sweetest, she can write, she can build, she can decorate and most of all she is such an amazing kindred and friend.

This is her canopy that she built in her gorgeous beachy bedroom!!!

To see more click here.

I will be a bit MIA this week.
We are getting ready for school and I have to work extra this week due to the Holiday. The restaurant that I work at is in a resort town so we are planning on being a tad more busy....fingers crossed. :)

Hopefully after school starts I can get back to regular blogs because there is a room that I need to show you! :)

***sorry I posted this again, when I originally posted it it posted with a date of 8/17 I think.
oops! :)



Amy Kinser said...

Love your wall! You did great...as usual.

Have a great week.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I have loved the plank wood walls for sometime now and am trying to convince Honey it's the way to go in our bedroom... or maybe the middle /computer room...Not sure which!
He isn't convinced so far. I know it is simple enough I could do it myself! I love how yours turned out!
and all of your inspiration photos, love that barn wood too!

...have a great week and holiday, don't work too hard. Pat

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I don't think I am brave enough to plank a wall. I like what it looks like though. ox

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Oh sure leave us hanging in suspense, why don't ya?! :) Looks like your son's room is coming right along.

Have a great week, Michelle.

Jessie said...

You are driving me crazy with these sneak peeks! Show us already;) Looks marvelous so far!!

Enjoy this last week with the kiddos. I am working non-stop:( But...after next Friday...down to 1 day a week:) I am so ready for a break. I hop you are enjoying your new job!


NanaDiana said...

The wall looks great! I am going over to visit your friend's blog too! Hope you aren't too stressed out over your busy, busy week! xo Diana

Desire Empire said...

I see what you mean about plank walls they are lovely. Your son's bedroom wall looks great and the driftwood shark is cute. Looking forward to your next room reveal too. Have a great week.

Tanya said...

LOVE! The Wall looks great and I love the shark...super cute.

tinajo said...

Love these walls, looks great! :-)

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Pretty cool Michelle! That's what I love about you - you don't just get ideas - you act on them and make them happen!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

LOVE it! i love planked walls, too! and i love to do my plank pose by plank walls. :)
seriously- you are awesome!

Simone said...

Hallo mein Freund, enjoy your last week before school. I too love planks-both kinds lol Heading over to check out the beachy bed-it is darling. Have a great time.

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

I love them plank walls too and have almost talked the hubby into adding them into our master bath re-do (keeping fingers & toes crossed).

If you get a chance this week come over and enter to win a beach glass necklace :O)

love ya,

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Michelle...I am in love with that bathroom!
Love your choice too!!

Tonya said...

LOVE the plank wall!! Can't wait to see the rest of your little man's room!! Have a great holiday weekend! Don't work too hard!

the fishermans cottage said...

Hi Michelle, I'm just getting into plank walls, love the distressed looking ones like that lovely bathroom :)..You did a great job with your sons wall, looking forward to seeing more x

At The Picket Fence said...

You are so funny Michelle! Love your humor and LOVE your plank wall! It looks incredible and is the perfect backdrop for the shark. I can't wait to see how the room turns out. Know it will be fantastic! :-)

becky said...

Very skilled, you are! And I enjoyed my visit to French Frugal Girl...soooo Saskatchawan!!!

Marie said...

Wow Michelle...you did that too? Again, you just never seize to amaze us with your talent and energy! Oh and I of course love the bathroom with the blue plank walls...that would be how I want mine.

Enjoy back to school shopping. I did that last weekend for my two God daughters, and holy mole...I can't believe how expensive school supplies are! And backpacks? Forget about it!

Pam said...

Your wall looks great. And that turquois wooden wall in that bathroom is making me drool. I may have to run to the Habitat Restore to see what they have for wood. Have a great and prosperous weekend.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I just love that turquoise colored plank! Just gorgeous.

At The Picket Fence said...

Love the wall Michelle so beautiful! I recognized your inspiration wall right away, it's Layla's from The Lettered Cottage. She has a lot of other great pictures of it on her blog. That was a great wall to emulate. The shark is so cute! Sounds like you have a busy week, enjoy this last week of "no school" :)


michele said...

love what you did to make your son's room so interesting!


girl, i am so glad you love 'em because we have nailed a ton of em to the walls in the downstairs reno! Here's the snag: we always intended to paint them white and the other night my son got hasty and began to paint a room, and it's shocking because now they look similar to cement block (ugh!) and we're like STOP PAINTING!!! everyone who has seen the pine planks feels they should stay as is or be stained, but our taste is scandanavian and there are dark floors going in. sooooooooo. i need hand holding. i think we should stick to the initial plan that all the other choices were made around and be willing to deal with friends and family who have a coronary about the painted wood. can you dig it?


Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your sons walls look so great! Every time I look around my house I envision wood here - and wood there. Hopefully someday ... was it difficult?

Katy said...

I looooove your son's planks, that looks fantastic. I love plank walls too, I used to be in love with Pottery Barn magazines, and I finally realized that it was all the plank walls and architecture that made me drool-- not the sheets. lol

where did you find that driftwood shark? or did you make it? I love that!

A Rosy Note said...

Oh, these are all so yummy! I want my husband to do a plank wall in one of his current construction projects. I know just the spot that would be perfect for it. Your son's room is looking so good, Michelle. It seems like you are always doing so many cool projects.
xo Tricia

Anonymous said...

Michelle, I love the way your wall turned out. I love plank walls too!! Great job!! Enjoy! Kathy Love of Family and Home

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU are amazing. I love your style, and when you see something that you enjoy, YOU GO FOR IT AND YOU DO IT WELL!

BRAVO MY FRIEND! Now, off to get myself ready for school! Anita

koralee said...

Happy week to you my friend...enjoy the fun of getting back into the school routine.
Love planks as well...pure joy. Hugs. xoxo

Jenni said...

Aagghh! Your new plank wall is outstanding and completely gorgeous. :) I LOVE the strips of trim that you ran down the wall vertically, and think it adds that perfect beachy touch to the room! The shark looks so cute hung up on the wall, too! :)

I hope this busy week goes smoothly for you, Michelle, and that you have a good Labor Day weekend! :)


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

How much fun that must have been to have all that barn wood to play with! So many great idea. Love them all. Except the human plank, that is so hard!

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

I love that recycled timber wall in the first image..perfect for the beach houses I design. Lots of good inspiration!


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