Barnwood Inspired Distressed Wood Wall
Restyle Junkie Artisan Barn Inspired Wood
HELLO everyone – today we are going to show you how to do a Barnwood inspired distressed wood wall. We teamed up with Restyle Junkie’s, Rachel Trimble, who uses an artisan process to create a wood that looks like 100 year old Barnwood, but …it’s new pine wood! You can follow both Restyle Junkie and Hello I Live Here on Pinterest, and Instagram, Facebook, to see other projects we both create – but for today, let’s talk barnwood inspired distressed wood wall – shall we?
We stumbled upon Restyle Junkie at the last Home & Garden Show here in Phoenix. Being new to the area, it was so awesome to find Rachel’s team, why – because I was in the market for some new home décor style! Sadly we just missed meeting Rachel. On my way home I received a Facebook Message – stating “come back to our booth – I really want to meet you!” 🙂 Little did I know she has followed Hello I Live Here for some time. From there a friendship formed. We had previously used Barnwood like wood on a table sometime ago, and liked the look so decided to do something different.
Curt and I went out to Rachel’s shop on an invite to see how and what she did here in the Phoenix, Arizona area (see info on how to find her at the end of the post). We started talking, she showed us her shop, and we noticed this delicious barnwood inspired distressed wood wall displayed in her shop – Sorry, but I could not say anything but — I am in LOVE with this barnwood look!
She was so gracious, she gave us some samples to take home.
My initial inspiration was to build some picture frames using her beautiful distressed wood. However, once I got home, that quickly changed to building an entire feature wall. It was so kind of Rachel to sponsor our post. So, now that the story is out there – Let’s show you the story of the barnwood inspired distressed wood wall.
Nail Gun – We used Ryobi Airstrike Cordless Brad Nailer
Drill/Driver – We use Ryobi – if you install plywood – you need to screw to the wall
Compound Miter Saw – We use a Ridgid compound miter saw
Jig Saw – Cutting round angles near the chandelier opening – We use Ryobi
Table Saw – Ours is Craftsman – because we love it!
Ladder – We use Little Giant or a 3 Stair Step ladder
2″ nailes – Porter cable
Mallet – Because sometimes you just need it
Barnwood (measure your area and order from Restyle Junkie)
Restyle Junkie’s process uses an amazing machine that includes a 24″ drum sander encompassed with a wire brush attachment to convert brand new pine wood into fantastic looking barnwood inspired distressed wood. The wire brush removes the soft wood, leaving a textured finish. Then Restyle Junkie finishes the new old wood with a combination of stain and paint for a completely reclaimed vibe. Can you dig it! This barnwood inspired distressed wood wall in our home is an eye popper for sure! (click link to watch video)
Rachel states, “the distressed wood has all of the character of 150 year old barn wood, without the exposure to the elements. There are no bugs, chemicals or barn dirt embedded within it. Because it is actually freshly cleaned artisan wood, it is trued up and more even than older wood, making it easier to build furniture and other projects.” Just look at how delicious our wall is!
Restyle Junkie sells the wood by the linear foot and it can be finished in any color that their customer selects, which in our book is a win, win – look at how spectacular the wood matches my home theme! Rachel nailed it with just a picture! Amazing – truly amazing! We loved it so much – we took it up high – right to our trey ceiling!
If you cannot decide on a color, the wood can be picked up raw, with the texture added, ready for you to work your own magic on. Could you ask for easier? Our entry way is truly one of a kind with loads of old time character.
Though harder woods than pine were tested in the machine by Rachel of Restyle Junkie, she found the softer the wood, the more naturally weathered the board looks, which is where the wood artisan appeal comes in. Don’t you just love the results???
Building the barnwood inspired distressed wood wall was fun, but Restyle Junkie provided us these great tips when we started installing our wall, which I will share with you!
Tips for putting up a Barnwood Inspired Distressed Wood Wall:
- Always know where you studs are and mark them beforehand with a pencil or chalk.
TIP: If you have wood studs than you can shoot directly into the stud with your nail gun. If you have metal wall studs you will want to install 3/8″ plywood before the wood planks.
- The “seams” should always line up with a stud.
TIP: Studs are 24″ inches apart in most homes, so it is a great guideline in mapping out your pattern.
- Even with brand new wood there will be a little bit of unevenness in the wood which will create small gaps. You can either paint the background black before you install the wood, or you can fill in the few little gaps you see with a black sharpie after the wood is up. It will make the gaps look like shadows and you will barely notice them.
- Your wall will look best with a repeated pattern, repeated every 3 to 4 rows.
TIP: If you have trouble visualizing your pattern, the best thing you can do is make it out with a yard stick before your first cut. Mark you studs vertically and then tick off the lengths of the board horizontally and you will see your wall come alive!
- Remember that 6 inch wood is really on 5.75″ wide and likewise 8 inch wood is only 7.75″. Order accordingly for an extra row or two.
- Other ideas for the textured wood:
- Rustic sign in board
- Add your favorite hooks to a plank for a charming book bag holder
- Weathered shelving
- Feature wall
- Headboard & Much more.
The list of how you can use this beautiful artisan wood is endless. Why did Hello I Live Here choose this wood? We love the look and feel of barnwood inspired distressed wood, but our family is so allergy infested, we decided to find a wood that had no additives that would upset our allergies. This barnwood inspired distressed wood wall just worked for us – Finding Rachel and Restyle Junkie at the Phoenix Home and Garden Show was a treasure all in its own. Our entry way wall and ceiling never had so much character thanks to the barnwood inspired distressed wood wall.
Supplied by Rachel at Restyle Junkie! Want this wood for your home? You can get it at Restyle Junkie at 625 W Deer Valley road – Suite 108, Phoenix AZ – 85027. Be sure to follow myself and Rachel on Facebook, Instagram and our daily blogs – you won’t want to miss all the great products HELLO I LIVE HERE has found for our HELLO Family members this year!
Until next post!
XOXO – Linda
POST PRODUCT LIST HOME DECOR ITEMS
Large Black and White Photo – Nathan Frank Band Stand on Pagoda Island – St Louis
Candles, white planters, Angel, Heart, start decor – from HomeGoods and TJMaxx
Entry Table – pained and distressed by – HELLO I LIVE HERE Painted/Custom Furniture Pieces – Chandler AZ
Chandelier – The Home Depot
Silver and Gold Circle Wall Art – Kirkland’s
Basket under Table – HomeGoods
Clavos on Door – from black smith booth at Merchant Square Antiques Chandler
Wall Paint Color – Keratin By Sherwin Williams (Freeze Color – Sherwin bought them)
Disclaimer: The artisan barnwood in our post was supplied to us at no charge by Restyle Junkie. Even though we received the wood for free, our post is non-bias as we truly believe in bringing quality products to our readers. Install instructions were for our project – your project may be different. If you have questions, please contact Restyle Junkie.