Refurbish and renew

I love a project and home renovation like anyone else. There is something about a fresh coat of paint or stain that just feels right.

So while it seems I have disappeared for a bit, I have but I have been a busy bee.

I have wanted an accent wall that looks like shiplap or old paneling for a long time now. Thanks to a recent storm that ripped down an entire side of fencing I was able to make that happen.

If there is an item that can be renewed I am definitely that person who will stop and take it home to make that happen.

I even had a little helper.

The key here is making sure that you start at the bottom of your wall and cut the pieces to fit as you go.

This look can be accomplished with just about anything. Left over fence panels, pallet wood, old flooring.  It all depends on the final look you are wanting to achieve and the amount of work you are willing to put in.

With a little lesson in using the saw from my dad, I was quickly able to get the boards on the wall.  I secured them with a bead of liquid nail and brad nails on the ends to ensure they were secure.

The problem with using actual old wood is that it is generally warped and may even be fragile. So make sure you check out what you’re working with and take your time.

All in all this project took about 2 hours to install. I allowed the wall to sit for a day before applying a clear sealant over the whole thing.  Now its time to paint the other walls in the kitchen.

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