Friday Finds: Horizontal Plank Walls

Sarah Richardson cottage planked walls


House Beautiful April 2010
Credit: House Beautiful

My love affair with horizontal plank walls began in 2010 when I saw this House Beautiful Magazine cover. The width of the planks and soft whitewashed finish on the pine planks looked crazy good to me. The three blue paintings replicating the horizontal lines of the planks made this corner the pièce de résistance in this gorgeous home.

Four years later I’m still crushing on plank walls, but know (and accept) this DIY project will not be happening in my house. My walls are plaster and I won’t go there.

The DIY bloggers who’ve put up their own plank walls make it seem like a manageable project. Painted, stained, or whitewashed, plank walls add anther layer of texture and interest to a room. Enjoy the photos – they may even inspire you to try your own DIY project.

Bruce Knuston planked wall
Bruce Knutson – Edina remodel | Bruce Knutson, AIA Highmark Builders


DIY Wood Plank Walls
Pretty Handy Girl

Kristin Eldridge Photography


Palladian Blue Benjamin Moore plank wall
12 Oaks Blog


Painted plank walls
Shabby Creek Cottage


stained plank walls - Sarah Richardson
Sarah Richardson


House of Turquoise painted plank walls
House of Turquoise


stained horizontal plank walls
Fredman Design Group


Thibaut Wallpaper

 If you can’t muster up your inner DIY DIVA there are quite a few wallpapers which look like wood planks;  this Thibaut paper is one of the better looking patterns.

Aren’t these rooms the best? I love the element of “unexpected” in a room. Most photos are from DIY’ers and the links will bring you to details of the install. We’d love to see photos of your DIY projects.

Have a fantastic weekend!

 Here’s one more link:

Krista from The Happy Housie blog shares her experience using MDF planks for her boys’ room.

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