Happy Monday, friends! I’m celebrating birthday #43 today! I’ve been limiting my sugar intake, but surely I’m allowed a piece of cake this afternoon. 😉
We’ve got a fun project going on in the Bungalow Barn bathroom right now, and I thought I’d show you what the boys are working on today. Our friends at Stikwood sent over some of their stick-on reclaimed wood, and we’re attaching it to the wall behind the vanities:
The color is called Hamptons, and I love the texture (including the old nail holes!) it adds to the space:
To get started, you need to think about where you want your first full-width plank to go and then make a level line. We wanted our first full-width plank to go on the top of the countertop in between the two sink cabinets, so our level line runs along the top edge of that plank and because the cabinets were slightly crooked, we used caulk to fill in the gap at the bottom of that plank where it meets the countertop.
The next row of planks needed to be notched out to fit around the sink’s backsplash, and we used nickels as spacers in between those two rows of planks to create a little more dimension.
And the secret to *really* getting your planks to stick? This baby…
It also came from Stikwood, and it’s much heavier than it looks. I’ll admit, I didn’t think we really needed to use it (I thought our hands would surely do the trick), but wow. It presses them so much further up against the wall than our hands could push. Rolling it across them, and seeing the results, almost felt like a magic trick…which was especially fun for Steevenson. 🙂
That second row ended up looking like this over the toilet:
So this week, we’ll add the planks below it and rip the bottom one to whatever width it needs to be. Which reminds me, that’s why you start the full planks where you are most likely to see them. You wouldn’t want to start at the floor (or ceiling) and then possibly have a weird, teeny-tiny plank sitting right along the top edge of your countertop. It’s better to have those where you’re not looking all the time.
This photo shows where we cut around the outlet on the wall between the two sinks:
We just pulled the outlet forward a little (so that it sits on top of the Stikwood) and screwed it back into place.
Last but not least, here’s a handy dandy little graphic that shows what you’ll need to install Stikwood:
And here are some neat-to-know facts about the product:
– FSC Certification ensures that Stikwood products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits, and all their products are made from reclaimed and sustainable wood sourced in the USA, ￼some less than 100 miles from their facility.
– Stikwood products contain no VOCs and all finishes are created either by nature, or in an environmentally-friendly way in house.
– All Stikwood products are 100% real wood and are designed to take on the strength of the surface that it is applied to.
I’ll be back soon with more pics of the finished wall. It’s going to be so pretty! 🙂
*Disclosure: Stikwood provided the product featured in this post, but all (truthful) thoughts and opinions about it are my own.