There are 2 questions I am asked constantly on social media, and one of them is, “What product did you use for your accent wall in your master bedroom?” (click here to view) I always feel bad when I have to answer that it’s authentic barn wood from the early 1900’s. Don’t mis-understand, I don’t feel bad because we re-purposed real barn wood, I feel bad because many city folk don’t always have access to such a gem. That is until as of recent… after hanging Stikwood in our daughter’s bedroom, I am thrilled to say there is an exciting alternative! And… it’s REAL wood 😀
This post contains products used in collaboration with Stikwood. All opinions are 100% my own.
It’s no secret shows like Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, Love It or List It, etc. have all inspired us to update our homes, especially when they are able to complete a renovation in such little time. Before I unleash the best part about Stikwood, you should know it’s been around since 2012 and is manufactured from reclaimed wood from all over the U.S. Click here to read the whole story of how Jerry and Laura McCall created a quick and easy way to plank our walls.
Peel and Stick
Yep! You heard right, Stikwood is peel and stick making it remarkably simple to apply a plank wall with no permanent holes. After hanging our wood wall in our master bedroom I was thrilled with the outcome, but also well aware of it’s permanent state. Not that I plan on removing either plank wall, but knowing that Stikwood hasn’t left ir-repairable damage has left an even more lasting impression.
What You Need
Ok, let’s get on with it already! I know lots of you have plans to create an accent wall after the new year, so here’s what you need. Stikwood carries these items, so I have linked the ones you may not have laying around.
Stikwood will arrive in boxes of pre-cut wood planks in a large variety of sizes. Do not be overwhelmed when you see how many different size variations. This makes creating so much easier, there are NO rules!
Create In A Day
Creating this accent wall in our daughter’s room took less than 4 hours from start to finish. We did not pre-plan what pieces we would use, because I didn’t want a pattern; however, you may choose to do so.
- Measure the area, and order Stikwood needed
- Paint wall (for gaps)
- Remove any vents, outlet covers, etc.
I definitely suggest painting the wall/s you plan on hanging the Stikwood, because there may be gaps. You may also choose to use spacers, and for this look you definitely want a similar color behind the Stikwood. I chose Hamptons, so I new I wanted a light neutral background.
We began at the top, but made sure the wall was level first. If your wall isn’t level, draw a line so your planks are straight when you finish. Stikwood is very sticky, so make sure you have a steady hand when adhering. Once you have your first row installed the pattern, or should I say lack of will just flow naturally.
So, obviously you will have to trim pieces as you go. The convenience of pre-cut planks is amazing, but sawing them is a given. Stikwood is thin and light weight making application a breeze. I love the fact that Stikwood is manufactured from reclaimed wood. There are imperfections and slight differences in the shade making the accent wall look all the more authentic.
The most time consuming part of this project was cutting around the vent and outlet, but even that was pretty simple.
It is recommended that you secure your Stikwood by using a J roller. This tool will ensure complete contact of Stikwood to your wall after hand placing each plank. I just went over the whole wall in a matter of minutes when all finished.
Gorgeous Wood Accent Wall
In a few hours a gorgeous addition was made to this room creating a stunning feature wall, and what a big difference it made! Stikwood added texture and warmth; therefore, the perfect welcome home for our college age daughter. I used command hooks to hang the garland, and they adhered with no issues which is another plus!
Advantage to Using Stikwood
Aside from being super easy to install, I recommend Stikwood for the simple fact of variety in color and texture available. You don’t have to love farmhouse style to use this product. Stikwood is customaizable to your specific taste whether it’s rustic, modern, sophisticate, and so on. Accent wall not in the cards? Stikwood is perfect for smaller projects, click here to view a variety of ways to create a unique feature in your home.
I hope you found this post inspiring and helpful. The new year is upon us, and with that comes a whole new “to do” list. Tackle those projects, and keep me updated on your progress! After all, you inspire me too <3 I am anxious to decorate this room after Christmas, and look forward to sharing the changes.
The second most popular question I am asked? “Did you paint your kitchen cabinets, and if so, how have they held up?” Yes, and very well! I will be back after the new year to share an update after 3 years and why you shouldn’t hesitate 😉
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Author and photos – Martha Knake
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