We have weird walls with paint issues and I’ve been desperate to add some texture to our finicky walls. Solution – Pinterest! Have you seen the adorable pallet wall eye candy all over? Oh goodness me… Oh how I love barnwood gray and that rustic feel. It’s just so homey and inviting to me. We actually have a few pallets down at the barn but I came across this palletless pallet wall tutorial over @ Creative Little Daisy and insisted that we do this in our dining room. I am so glad that my hubby (reluctantly) agreed to do this with me!
First off, it’s one of my very favorite things we have done. I got these 8ft pine plank packages from lowes and went to staining them all different colors (some light, some real dark). I used oil based, water based, grays, dark browns, blacks and even added water to get variations I liked. We chose these planks over actual pallets to make it much easier on us plus pallets may or may not have been treated with harmful chemicals, are random sizes and are a pain to disassemble. We didn’t use an adhesive. We used a finish nailer with our air compressor to attach the planks. You can’t see any nails or staples on our because the planks we used have tongue and groove and they fit together real nicely. We cut the planks in random sizes as we went up the wall. I really like putting the darkest pieces next to the lightest ones for the biggest effect.
Oh the gray wood of an old barn…. In my dining room! Now I have the perfect color and texture. What’s even better is that this is the wall you see right through the foyer/front door. I wish the pics would show just how big of an impact it is in person. 😦
Are you willing to give it a try somewhere?