There are before and after decor projects that deliver BIG dramatic “afters,” and then others which bring room-changing, mood-changing more subtle results. This DIY project helped me with two objectives: (1) create tonal texture and (2) cover one hella ugly textured wall. Stikwood Bedroom Wall DIY: Super Easy & Fast illustrates how peel and stick reclaimed wood can transform a rustic elegant bedroom.
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Stikwood Bedroom Wall DIY: Super Easy & Fast!
Peel and Stick Wood Product Used
Here’s the reclaimed plank peel and stick wood we used for the project: Stikwood Hamptons.
Photos of Stikwood Hamptons Installed
Why We Chose Stikwood for This Statement Wall in the Bedroom
I loved the subtle color of Hamptons and knew I needed serious coverage with shiplap or wood planks or plaster to cover this awful wall. If you have been following this blog, we bought a neglected fixer upper and renovated the whole thing DIY style, entirely ourselves.
Hamptons makes a more subtle statement than other wood plank options with its cashmere-y sandy white, understated whispery vibe.
What is Stikwood?
Peel and stick reclaimed wood planks from responsibly managed forests. The product is: made in the USA, lightweight and thin, nearly waste-free, and easy to install. There are gorgeous options for wood finishes, and here’s what you receive when you request samples in the mail.
Why Plank a Statement Wall?
Statement walls are a dreamy solution when you want to add interest or additional architectural interest to a room, but they are also the smart solution when you have a great big ugly wall like ours.
What do you mean the wall was ugly?
The textured walls had big ugly expanses where they had been poorly repaired. We know some of the large holes were probably a result of stereo speakers installed since this home had them EVERYWHERE including woofers and tweeters in our master bath’s ceiling when we bought the place.
I’m not kidding. 4-foot diameter speakers in some of our ceilings.
Here’s the texture of the walls even without any damage:
Stikwood Covers A Variety of Sins
Also, there were wall repairs from the removal of light switch plates. (Because light switches for the bathroom were installed…where else? In the bedroom.
What all the backstory adds up to is, there were giant craters everywhere which got poorly repaired and could not be easily camouflaged since walls here have a stucco-texture finish.
Lumpy, poorly repaired, eyesore patchy, annoying forlorn wall in the master bedroom.
Before Photos of Master Bedroom
Let’s revisit the room.
The above doesn’t look half bad, and it’s how the room looked before we got to work. But as with so many neglected fixer uppers, there were hidden defects and yuck to remedy.
Phase 1: Demo of Bedroom
We began by: removing the sconces, pulling up the (brand new) carpet, throwing away 20 yr old carpet pad (soiled from assorted un-pottytrained pets and left beneath new cheap carpet), bleaching floors, and painting walls.
Then it was time to install wide white oak hardwood flooring.
Things began to look a lot better, but what you cannot see in the next photo are the flaws all over this wall, some of which I masked with art work on the nightstands to tolerate it.
Moving on to the Finishing Touches
But tolerating is overrated…Stikwood lovely to the rescue!
The cost runs around $12 per square foot, and in addition to a quality product, you are paying for the peel and stick innovation and ease of installation because time is money, and who needs labor intensive statement walls!?!
DIY Install of Stikwood Statement Wall
We weren’t sure what to expect for the installation of this peel and stick reclaimed wood product, since it was our first go, but guess what?
Not many tools involved beyond a ladder, tape measure, level, Stikwood roller, and saw.
Once we got into a rhythm of working together…
…it went up beautifully and quickly.
Stikwood Peel and Stick Wood Goes Up FAST!
Guys, this wall is around 16 feet wide. From start to finish, the Stikwood huge accent wall came together in 3 hours, with one person cutting, and the other assisting and peeling the backing off thin planks.
Let’s view the results of the ugly wall makeover from orange peely, lumpy, forlorn to white sandy Hamptons lovely Stikwood.
Much needed texture, and the PROPER texture!
What I Love About Hamptons
A natural brown wood finish would have been okay too; however, with the addition of four rustic alder doors, white oak flooring, and foregoing an area rug, there is plenty of warm wood glowing.
I can’t tell you how much “cleaner” the new accent wall feels. An old dirty barn feel was NOT what we were after in our tranquil retreat. If you have an ugly wall, consider the peel and stick possibilities.
After Photos of Stikwood Wall in Bedroom
From moon craters and orange peely walls, to peel-and-stick lovely.
To see the full master bedroom reveal, find it here.
Other Rooms With Stikwood Statement Walls
Let’s peek at more inspiring statement walls you can make happen with Stikwood and a day of DIY.
Are you imagining the possibilities?
Would We Do it Again?
Stikwood Hamptons, I’m stuck on you and think I need more of you in my life as there are more ugly walls ’round these parts, and mama is short on time.
If you like the doors I chose for this bedroom and the rest of our fixer, see this story about our alder doors.
Thanks so much, Stikwood, for the opportunity to partner with you on this fixer upper and discover the beauty of lightweight, easy to install, peel and stick wood thin planks.
Peace to you right where you are.
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