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Plank Walls and Painting is done--Master Bedroom Update

By Laharris1
Plank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom updateHello friends. Plank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom updateToday I thought I post a few photos of my progress in our Master bedroom. But first.Let's revisit this dark and dreary BEFORE photo. Yikes, no Photoshop here that's for sure, you can barely see the text. Remember, this is the room that I happily ignored since we've moved in this house. And yes, those are prints I literally tacked up on the wall. Do you need further proof of how neglected this poor room has been?Plank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom updateHere's another pic sans the tacks but as you can see... this room is screaming for a make-over.
So the good news is the plank wall is done! Well actually there are two walls with planks--the biggest wall the bed will go against and the short entry wall with the master bathroom door.Yesterday I finished the last of the painting--the trim and baseboards, and even though it was late in the day I managed to get a few photos for you....
Plank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom updateHere's a good shot of the previous paint shade. This photo also shows the new 4 inch door trim that I'm replacing on all our doors.When Dad and I were pulling this trim off it literally broke into pieces. I'm seeing first hand that all the wood work in this house was installed on the cheap.Plank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom updateThis is the first view you see when  you come into the roomPlank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom updateand I like that it's a plank wall you'll see first.
Plank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom update
Plank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom updatePlank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom updatephoto after the first coat of paint
So what did I learn from my first DIY plank experience?Well, for starters I wishI would've watched this video before I began-- it's actually exactly what i did except for one teeny weeny thing.Unfortunately I didn't paint the edges of my planks prior to installing them on the wall... and right after this first paint coat I realized that my regular roller and brush couldn't penetrate the small cracks.So what to do?I guess I could've left it alone but I went to Home Depot and found a special fine bristle brush and yep, it took an extra day but I got on the ladder and basically painted over all the seams and cracks in the planks.I know. Where was my glass of wine?Plank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom updatePlank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom update
It's still not perfect but....hooray for that rustic-imperfect look right?
Plank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom updateHere's a picture of one of the large botanicals I'm using in this room.
Plank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom updatePlank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom updatePaint color: Farrow and Ball Wimborne White--a warm, bright white that is perfect for this north facing room!
Plank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom update   Today I'm picking out the fabric for my headboard and here are some of my choices...
Plank walls and painting is done--Master bedroom update....and here's a shot of the foam and plywood that's currently on top my dining room table. I'm excited to try this project--- I think I have all my supplies and since this is my first upholstery headboard I'll be sure to take pictures and let you know how it goes.
xoLeslie

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