My current house was built in the 80’s. It is, without question, the oldest home I’ve ever owned. I loved it’s ‘oldness’. I was done with new build and wanted the charm of an older home. The previous owners had done a lot to bring it to the current century/decade like replacing the staircase, going to hardwood, new windows etc. The kind of stuff that needs to be done but has zero creativity involved. That meant I got to do all of the ‘fun’ stuff!!
So a few years ago I went to Lowe’s for who knows what and got distracted in the lumber section. I found 4′ x 8′ sections of paneling that looks like barnwood. (Item # 763122). Think your parents basement except this was whitewashed and has a grey color base. It was a quiet evening at the store so I asked the guy at the cutting station a HUGE favor …….. can you take these 2 panels and run the saw to cut them into strips? The result was to give me ‘strips’ of ‘wood’. He was so sweet, he got to work and I took my ‘wood’ home.
Fast forward about 2 years. I was going to put this wood on the bathroom ceiling. Yep…….. never got to that……and then one day the bunk room was bugging me enough I said “NO MORE PROCRASTINATING!!!, time to get this baby done!”
Nail gun, finish nails, table saw, miter saw, compressor and the usual hand tools (hammer, etc.)
FIRST, PAINT THE ROOM….
This color works in ANY room and ANY color scheme. As the ceiling is rather wierd, I painted all the way up the sides and stopped at the flat portion of the ceiling. Maybe should have just painted ceiling the same color?? IDK, but time to move on to the wood. Yaaaasss!!!
Random placement of the pieces gives a legit look of wood. There is no trim at the sides of the wall so pieces had to be exact so no gaps. Yep… had to cut a few pieces over…… I nailed the pieces to the wall at the four corners with finish nails. If you don’t want to mess with the nail gun you could use one of the adhesives for paneling commonly found at Home Depot or Lowes. Keep in mind though those babies are NOT coming off the wall without taking some of the drywall with them.
Fortunately this paneling is so easy to cut and trim. I did find it very helpful to have a small trim saw to cut around the windows.
NEXT…RE-TRIM THE BOOKCASE….
So pretty much that’s all of the construction. On to the decorating…
NEXT….BRING THIS BABY ON HOME WITH THE DECORATING… (AKA…the super fun part…)
My whole house is blue and white so no big shocker that this room will also be blue and white. I’ve added all of the finished pictures and the resources I used.
Now this is a fun little project. I got this lingerie drying rack from Ballards Back Room. Yes, I am blessed to live by a Ballards outlet, please don’t hate me 😉 . For $29 I got the rack, added fun vintage paper to the back of it and using drapery clip hooks hang pictures to the rods.
So that’s it for the bunk room re-do. I hope I gave you some ideas or inspiration. If not what you were looking for then maybe just a few minutes break from your work!! 🙂
Have a great day and God bless.