Oh, y’all. I can’t believe I finally get to share my Cedar Planked Wall to day. All the days of my days have I ever, never attempted such a thing.
Man. I can’t even begin to tell you. But I’m seriously going to try. Here we go.
It all started when I saw Mandi’s floor in the Nugget. I couldn’t get it out of my head. I was obsessed with it. I swear I went to her site everyday for a month just looking at it.
I got it in my head that I had to have that somewhere in my house. That somewhere ended up being in the foyer when I decided the Pear Green just had to go. It had been there for 6 years and I was over it. I was ready for some crisp white and clean design.
Enter Sherwin Williams. These guys are amazing. They gave me some Emerald Paint to use and I chose the color Snowbound, which I also used in my office.
I said goodbye to the Pear Green and didn’t regret it for a second. As you can see, I chronicled the entire shebang over on Instagram.
I looked everywhere for 4″ wide, 1/4″ thick wood planks. It was a LOT harder to find that I ever imagined. But one day, I was visiting my friend, Primitive and Proper, and what do you know but she was sharing her cedar planked mudroom in a closet. I immediately wrote her an email to find out more. The planks were 1/4″ thick and perfect for this project. I contacted Cedar Safe, the company Cassie was working with and shared my idea. They were amazingly awesome and agreed to send me the square footage I needed to make this wall happen.
Once everything was painted, I got to work on the cedar.
Thanks to Cassie, I knew that I needed to give the planks a bit of a sun bath. Laying the planks out in the sun helped to rid them of the pinkish hue they had. It only took about 30 minutes and was totally worth the extra time.
I did have to buy a massive Miter Saw. I have a small one, but this project required a saw that would cut a 60 degree angle. It twernt cheap, but again… totally worth going the extra mile. Plus, now I have an awesome sliding compound miter saw. BAM.
If you do this project, be sure to get a very high tooth count blade. Again, this wasn’t cheap, but it made cutting through the cedar more like cutting through a melting ice cream cake. Smooth as silk. No chips or snags. I didn’t even need to sand the edges.
I cut the first triangle and used a wet erase marker to create a template. Then I just cut and cut and cut and cut. Then I cut some more.
After cutting the triangles, it was then just a matter of piecing it all together like a bit, deliciously smelling jig saw puzzle.
When I had a partial triangle near the edge or around the outlet, I just used a paper template and folded it to make a pattern. It worked really well.
When I put the outlet back in, I did have to have some longer screws. I found some 1″ long outlet screws at my local hardware store. Easy-peasy.
The most difficult part was getting all the angles right at the top of the wall by the moulding. It was some trial and error with lot’s of paper templates, but eventually it all worked out.
I added this really fun light and bulb cage from Color Cord. I’m adding some mint around the house, and this is such a fun way to add a pop of color.
I moved my giant W and chalkboard canvases into the foyer, and I think they work well. For now.
I’m going to be adding a new hanging light, so I’ll probably switch things up a bit.
What do you think? If you have any questions, let me know down in the comments below!
*Thank you to Cedar Safe for providing me the Cedar wall planks and to Color Cord for sending me the light and bulb cage. I love them and that is 100% my personal opinion.