Keith’s Living Room Makeover – Barnwood Wall

Hi! We made a little more progress over at our friend Keith’s place, so I thought I’d share a little bit about that here today. If you’re just tuning in, here’s Keith’s “before” photo…


…and here’s the inspiration picture I put together for him a while back…


…and here’s where we’re at right now:

Rustic Barnwood Mantel Fireplace Lettered Cottage

We’ve still got one barnwood plank to attach (right above the mantel), but in a nutshell, Kevin and Keith used our nail gun to secure each board to the studs behind the drywall there.

I told you that we stained the wood with watered-down Amsterdam-colored stain the other day, but I also wanted to mention that we decided to give them even more dimension by brushing on a quick coat of Behr’s “Atlantic” colored semi-transparent stain the day the guys tacked them up:

Atlantic Behr Wood Stain

Now they really look almost just like the ones in my inspiration photo! :-)

Rustic Barnwood Fireplace Mantel Lettered Cottage

I look forward to sharing another update as soon as we’ve got that last board up and all the bookcase trim and crown molding in place! 😀

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  1. says

    Really impressive, starting to look just like the inspiration photo. Which btw, sorry if this is a silly question, but how do you make an inspiration picture? I could really use one for my living room!

  2. says

    I love it so far! Love the way it gives the wall texture and interest. It looks rustic too. I saw a pallet wall at a beach cottage that we stayed at in Tybee Island but couldn’t convince hubby t do it so I settled for a mirror. Can’t wait to see all the changes that you’ll be making to your new home. A whole new canvas to work with while you prepare for your adoption.

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