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DIY Cedar Wood Accent Wall

 HOW TO PLANK A WALL THE EASY WAY! Hope this inspires you to create great accent walls in your home!!!!

If you have never used a power tool or picked up a paint brush – I promise you – you can do this!

As much as I like the shiplap, I really didn’t want to cut plywood into strips and balance a coins between boards, it just seamed like to much work. I also didn’t want to spend the money on shiplap so I came up with a much quicker and less expensive alternative. I used Cedar shingles.The “real” shiplap boards cost $8.22/each, and that wasn’t in the budget. This entire bathroom cost $40.

DIY Cedar Wall - Wood Plank Accent wall | Cheryl Phan

 

DIY Cedar Wall - Wood Plank Accent wall | Cheryl Phan

A bundle of cedar shingle only cost $9.98 and four bundles did the entire bathroom. Not to mention they smell good.

DIY Cedar Wall - Wood Plank Accent wall | Cheryl Phan

Here’s what they look like.

DIY Cedar Wall - Wood Plank Accent wall | Cheryl Phan

Here is the cedar wall raw and unpainted. You could always leave the cedar wall like this or you can paint them and give it a Key West look like I did.

As you can see I decided to overlap them because it was so much easier than trying to align them. Now, I’m going to be honest and let you know I did not apply them to the wall. I hired a handy man because I didn’t have a nail gun and to be really honest, I didn’t want to do the work! It only took him a couple of hours to complete the job.YES, he nailed them right into the dry wall.

DIY Cedar Wall - Wood Plank Accent wall | Cheryl Phan

I used a hodgepodge of paint. Some of it was latex and some was chalk paint. I just used what I had and dry brushed it on in a random fashion.

DIY Cedar Wall - Wood Plank Accent wall | Cheryl Phan

I had a few people ask me why I have a towel rack over the toilet. These are not towel racks, they are handicap bars. I did this in a retail store and it’s mandatory that you have them on the wall.

DIY Cedar Wall - Wood Plank Accent wall | Cheryl Phan

This cedar plank wall adds much color and texture to a dull space. It’s rustic and beachy!

DIY Cedar Wall - Wood Plank Accent wall Cedar Sign | Cheryl Phan

For more cedar plank projects, check out my custom wall signs! They make great home decor and personalized gifts. And a great way to use up the leftover cedar shingles.

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Thank you!

Cheryl Phan

DIY Cedar Wall - Wood Plank Accent wall | Cheryl Phan

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