It’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge! I took last week off as I got caught up on other projects but I’m back and I’m revealing a huge part of the room! I love feature walls that are full of texture and character. I’ve installed a few real wood accent walls in both of our homes, a shiplap wall in my daughter’s old room and a Stikwood Wall in our current home office. And then I came across this amazing Faux White Washed Wood Wallpaper and instantly fell in love. It was actually the first piece I found for the nursery and I based the whole design off of it. Even before we knew we were having a boy or girl!
At first I thought to myself, wallpaper? Am I reallllly going to install wallpaper in our home? After scrapping wallpaper off in our first home, I swore I’d never ever install it. But here I am, installing wallpaper…. I guess trends do make a full 180 sometimes! But you know what, it was totally worth it because I am so in love with how it turned out. Doesn’t it look so real?
But like all projects, the final look wasn’t actually my original plan. The white wood accent panels were not planned. But that’s the funny thing about design, sometimes your mistakes turn into something better in the end. You see, I learned yet another lesson in measuring before you buy something… I’ll touch on that in a sec.
And above the bed, I hung vintage fly fishing patent prints in weathered wood frames. I like to keep my ‘themes’ pretty subtle in my kid’s rooms, so you will find the fishing theme is really worked into the design. I’m still working on perfecting it.
Next up is lighting! I have sconces going up on both white panels and a new chandelier!
For those of you intrigued by the Wood Wallpaper, I’m going to take you through a quick process of how I put it up.
First I cleared the wall and took off the outlet plates.
The wall mural comes in 8 large pieces and includes the paste and everything you need. The instructions were great! You start by marking the middle of your wall by drawing a horizontal and vertical line and then place the first panel in the center corner. All the pieces are marked with numbers so the pattern aligns.
Now this is where I messed up. When I purchased the wallpaper I didn’t measure my wall to make sure one kit would be enough. SO when I laid out all the panels I discovered that I was going to be 14″ short on either side. Eeek! So after some “make it work” brainstorming, I decided to place the gaps on either side of the crib and install molding. In the end, I love the new look better than the solid wall anyway!
The pattern aligned perfectly and it wasn’t hard to put up at all. I think the whole thing took me just a few hours. To finish off the wall I installed 12″ white boards and then added molding on either side for a little detail.
I can’t wait to finish the whole room!
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