10.02.2013

Planked-hallway wall update.....


Our home is about 10 years old - relatively new, and while custom built
with some nice features {lots of crown molding}, it lacks
some of that old house character that I love.  Our master bedroom
is on the first floor - which I love but is entered through a hallway
that has SIX doors in it - {laundry room,
first floor full bath, office, coat closet and garage}!  
This hallway is just all doors, doors, doors
with NO architecture!  I tried THIS to give it some interest 
but really never loved it - I knew I wanted to plank the walls 
but also knew I lacked the needed DIY skills.  


that's our master down there!

Thankfully, I have a pretty handy dad who often visits.  On a recent
visit I asked him to bring some tools and teach me the ropes.
I am happy to report that the project is 99.9% complete.  
And........

Yours truly did ALL of the work!

My dad taught me how to use his chop saw and 
nail gun.  It was so fun!  But I won't lie, the process took
me way longer than a pro and for an impatient gal
like me, it was torture to live in the mess while I waited
for the time to complete the project.  Because, dinner still
has to be made, carpool needs to be driven, groceries purchased.
laundry washed, work done.....you understand.


I am thrilled with how it turned out!  The horizontal
'ship lap' planks add a subtle texture
and interest to the otherwise b-o-r-i-n-g hall.



I have other plans for this space too - replacing the door hardware
with oil-rubbed bronze pulls and hinges and replacing the 
pot lights with three flush mount lantern style fixtures.

can you see the .5% unfinished part of this project?

The photo below was my inspiration!

via

I am pretty proud of myself and happy that
slowly but surely I am adding some much
needed character to our home.....




40 comments on "Planked-hallway wall update....."
  1. Wow Jill that looks great!! Nice work!!

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  2. it looks great! I think I must do this somewhere in our home.

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  3. Looks simply awesome Jill! I so get the impatient part while life goes outside the DIY project. You did a fantastic job... I have been tossing around attempting this project and you have again inspired me! You will have to do a step by step post for us.

    vickiatthelake@aol.com

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    1. I don't think I will do a step-by-step as I am terrible at tutorials and leave those to the real DIY-ers but I am going to share more about which tutorials I used and the materials and methods that worked best for me!
      xo~

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  4. I think you nailed it! ;0) Looks Fantastic!

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  5. It looks so good. I love the idea of the lights and the darker door hardware. Also super impressed you did it yourself. Way to go!

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    1. Awww, thank you! I am looking forward to meeting you soon Stacey!
      xo~

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  6. what wood did you use for the planks?

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  7. Please give details on what wood you used... thickness, etc. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ;)

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    1. I am going to share the details soon!
      xo~

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  8. Wow that looks amazing. You did a great job. Can't wait to see the lights.

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  9. I agree that we would love to know what materials you used and how you did it!

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    1. Thanks! I will be doing a post with more details....soon!

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  10. Every time you walk that hall you'll have that "I did this" satisfaction:-) It's gorgeous Jill!!!

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    1. Awww, yes I will, and I walk down this hall ALOT! Thanks friend!
      xo~

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  11. Shut up...I am so jealous. I need....want that for my hallway. Period.

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    1. That is such a compliment coming from you Sherry!
      xo~

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  12. Oh wow! Your hallway is perfect! I too would love to know the materials you used. Of all of these I have seen in blogland, yours truly looks vintage!

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    1. Perhaps it's the imperfection that gives it the vintage 'look'? Ha!
      xo~

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  13. Jill, my hat is totally
    OFF to you! Way to
    go, girlie. My last DYI
    was my powder room
    and like you, I am an
    impatient DYI-er : )

    Happy Monday!

    xo Suzanne

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  14. Oh my stars - I love it!!!! We just built our home 2 years ago and I so wanted to do this but honestly, we just ran out of money and time. Now I'm determined to try it - I'm not afraid of the tools - I suppose I'm just afraid of getting started!!! Would you be so kind to tell me what type of wood you used - I see that you have no cuts which means reeeeeeeeaalllly long boards, which usually also means big money. I'd really appreciate your input. I love what you did - you did an amazing job! So glad you are happy with it!

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  15. Wow. That looks fabulous! Good job.

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  16. looks great! can't wait to see it complete!

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  22. I would love to know the detail about the wood and the tutorials you followed.

    Thanks,
    Amanda

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