Thursday, October 20, 2011

sick day equals progress upstairs

i had other plans today.
plans to hang out with a friend
and help her with a project.
but when tank wandered into my room at 4.30am
with a high fever i knew plans were a changin'.

after dropping spinner and bean at school and getting tank settled on the sofa with some blankets and cartoons
i decided to knock out one
of the 150 things on my to-do list.

the boys' room's have been under a slow over-haul
for a good month or more.
so far i have painted various walls in both rooms
and planked the hall landing at the
top of the stairs that connects their rooms.
today was all about planking a small bit of wall behind
bean's bed.

there is so little light upstairs (as it is nestled in the trees) so pics
are nearly impossible to take. what i'm saying is, forgive the grain!

before i started i realized i needed to slap some
dark paint on that wall because i wanted the
gaps between my wood to be large and
haphazard (and i didn't want butter yellow showing through).

i used 1 x 4's and 1 x 6's cut at varying lengths.
i layed it out on the patio as i cut so that
the seams were where i wanted them.

the rest was pretty easy. i just used my nail gun to put the
cut wood up, starting on the right side to make
sure the wood was flush with the wall's edge.

i did have to extend the outlet.

i use these little plastic doohickeys. they work
great and are super easy.

once extended i finished up and put on the new outlet cover.

like i said, i wanted it to look haphazard and piecemeal with
random gaps and spacing. this picture really shows the gray
wall  through the cracks put in the room the spaces just
look dark, which is what i was hoping for.

i'm pretty pleased with it. i love the natural color
and will just top it off with a coat or two of
wipe-on polyurethane.

now i need to find a swing arm, plug in, wall lamp to put
in the upper right quarter so my little guy can
read in bed.

next step for their rooms is beadboard for the rest of the half-walls.

fingers crossed i have this all done before thanksgiving.
and when i do, i'll give you the full reveal.

~ stacy ~

1 comment:

  1. The plank wall looks great! Would you mind sharing the wall color? I love it!