This is how the bedroom wall was looking when we started.. Now keep in mind this isn't a true tutorial post.. more of a .. you should really try and plank one wall in your home!!.. I'm obsessed!! I love the detail that it adds to this space. We had the plywood cut into 6 inch strips at Rona and then used our bradnailer to apply them. There are a million tutorials out there.. we just used nickels to separate planks evenly and a trusty level to level our first board starting at the ceiling.
I actually kind of liked the natural look of the wood but in the end decided to go ahead and paint it.. We painted it my go-to white .. Benjamin Moore Cloud white.
We framed the wall and boards with 1 1/2" Trim to cover any gaps/spaces around the edges.. especially at the ceiling where it was far from level :(
Here you can really see the soft blue ceiling paint colour.. BM Ocean Mist.
Here it is all trimmed up.. I filled in any holes left in the wood by our brad nailer with Dap caulking...The trick I found worked was applying a really thin layer with a old credit card And for a fully complete look painted the entire wall BM cloud white.
If you like the J B galvanized Tin letters we got them customized in an Ariel font from this Etsy shop.
If you missed the full NAUTICAL NURSERY REVEAL you can see it HERE.
I feel a few more planked ship lap walls in our future ;)