DIY Rustic Wood Wall

Head over to the DIY Showoff to see a feature on our master bedroom reveal today!

Ok, ready to see how we made the wood wall?  I thought so.  Here is what we started with {after we painted but before we put up the wood}.

The process was very simple actually and only took us a couple hours to complete.  We got all of our wood from Menards {standard boards} in two different sizes:  6″ wide and 4″ wide.  To decide the size and amount of boards we needed, I drew up a couple options to decide what pattern/sizes we liked best on Word.  We tried an even spaced, even sized pattern first.

Then we tried an even-spaced, alternating pattern.

And the winner was this even-spaced, 1-2 pattern, with one large stripe and two smaller stripes.

We took some measurements of the room, and using the winning pattern, drew up the measurements to decide how much wood to buy.

I stained them with Minwax Special Walnut {used here and here also-one small can covered all of this with some to spare!}.

Next we cut the boards.  Our wall is 16 feet wide so for each stripe we used two 8 foot boards.  For each stripe, we left one board it’s full length and cut the other in a random place.  This way the boards were staggered when we hung them.  We started our first stripe in the top corner where the curtain wall meets the bed wall.  Because of our angled ceiling, this was the easiest place to start to make sure we had a straight, even stripe and our spacing would turn out as planned.  Mike held the first board up and he made sure it was level.

Then we nailed away.

We put the boards next to one another and made sure they were level all the way across.  To do the next row, we measured 8 inches down {a random size we thought would look good} and did the same process..over and over and over again.  Mike had to find the angle of the ceiling to cut the top two stripes, but the rest of the process was the same.

Total cost for our wood wall: about $60.  We had to buy boards and nails and used stain we had on hand.  Inexpensive and adds so much to the room:)




I’ve linked this up to Home Stories A to Z


  1. Great “how to”! I love the results! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful master bedroom retreat at the DIY Show Off today! ;)

  2. Thanks for having me, Roeshel:)

  3. Love your bedroom wall! Love your blog and all your projects, too. I’m a new follower :)

  4. This is really, really beautiful!! Such a simple idea that make such a huge statement in the room!! Gorgeous!! Great job!

  5. LOVE this!!! (=

  6. WOW!! Great job. What a difference. I can see this in different rooms including a boy’s room.

  7. Absolutely adore this!! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Very unique! I don’t think I’ve seen this done before. Come link up sometime at I Made It! Monday.

  9. Wow! What a neat project. Very inspiring.

  10. came from AtoZ. Your before is exactly how my wall looks :( Although I won’t be throwing up wood like you (which looks great, and the fact that it was inexpensive, score!), but I’ll be pinnning for your artwork on the wall.

  11. That is very cool!

  12. Very inspiring blog!

  13. I HAD to pin this. Absolutely perfect for the look I want. I Googled “Wood Wall” and found your post. Beautiful!!!

  14. shannon says:

    I love this!! How did you make the monogramed “pictures” what was the print behind the letters?

  15. What a great idea! I would have never thought of creating an accent wall like this!


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