Looking for an easy way to add a rustic shiplap style accent wall to your home? We used Timberchic peel and stick wood planks and the results speak for themselves. Read on to see how you can easily get the same results in your home! Thank you Timberchic for sponsoring this post!
Why Make an Accent Wall?
We had just moved into our new home. Being a new construction that we purchased after it was already finished, every single wall was painted white! It’s great to be given a clean slate to start off with, but boy do we have a lot of walls to paint!
I’ll let you in on a little secret about me… I HATE PAINTING! I hate it so much that I recently purchased an 18 inch roller, just so I could paint the walls twice as fast!
Because of my feelings toward painting, I’m always open to alternative ways to accent a wall besides a different color paint. A Shiplapped wood plank wall adds the perfect warm and rustic feeling to any room, so we decided it was the best choice for our living room.
About Timberchic Peel and Stick Wood Planks
Timberchic proved to be the perfect solution. Their product is made from reclaimed wood from a riverway that was used to boat wood used in Maine’s lumber and paper mills for over 150 years.
Timberchic reclaims 1000 acres worth of forestry from this water system on a yearly basis. They’re helping to return the river to it’s natural ecosystem while also providing us with this awesome unique product.
Timberchic wood is 1/8 inch thick, so it can be used to cover a multitude of different surfaces. It’s versitality is endless, so let your imagination take hold when thinking of how to use this beautiful natural resource.
I used it to accent a wall in an alcove in my home. I wanted it to be a focal area where I’d eventually like to add a pellet burning wood stove. The natural character and random assortment of Timberchic River Planks made it the perfect choice.
How Timberchic Works
The way Timberchic works is simple. There are 3 strips of double sided tape adhered to each board. You basically peel off the tape’s protective paper and stick it to the surface. It’s really that easy, but I’ll give a bit more detail of the steps involved below.
How to Install Timberchic Boards to a Surface
Step 1 – Layout:
Layout your surface so you don’t end up with less-than a half-wide board at either the top or bottom row. The way you do this is by measuring the height of the surface and divide that by the width of the Timberchic boards you ordered.
Example: My boards were 4″ and my wall was 86″ high, so I was going to end up with 21 and 1/2 rows. This meant that 1 row was going to be half the width of the boards, which is 2 inches. (I chose to make the bottom row the 2 inch row, because it’s less noticeable than the top.)
Step 2 – Start the First Row
Start the first row at a comfortable height down from the ceiling so it’s easy to reach.
Snap a chaulk line at that height and start your first row.
Tip: Start at one side (left or right) of the wall/surface first, not in the middle. I started in the middle and then needed to cut boards to fit on each side that met the inside corners of the room. If I had started on 1 side or the other, I would have only needed to cut 1 board to fit.
Peel off the protective paper from the double sided tape.
Carefully press it to the wall surface.
Use a J-Roller to adhere it firmly to the surface. If you don’t have a J-Roller, you can use your hands to press and smooth it on the wall (a roller works better though).
Step 3 – Peel, Stick, Cut, and Repeat!
Repeat this process for all the boards.
Any board that doesn’t fit, needs to be cut to size.
Place boards by random lengths and color shades.
Overlap ends of boards by at least 3 inches for a uniform look.
How to Cut Timberchic Boards
- Mark it with a pencil.
- Using a speed square, score both sides of the board with a sharp utility knife.
- Place the scored line along the edge of a sturdy surface like a table or counter, and snap it at the line.
Timberchic has different shades of reclaimed wood to choose from if you don’t want it as random as I did. Check out their website for the choices.
Timberchic accented my wall better than any paint color could have. I’m very happy with the way it came out.
I chose to accent my wall with Timberchic, but the uses are endless.
Watch the Installation Process in the Video Below:
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