Office Plank Wall

Do you remember that office makeover that I keep talking about? You know, the one that hasn’t had an update since I shared the freshly paint walls?

Well, today I’m actually sharing an update, our office plank wall! Oh happy day! Just like plank walls do, it’s completely changed the entire room. And now I have about 100 projects to do because I can’t get them out of my head. The office is officially ready for projects…

At least this side of the room looks good… the other sides, ummm not so much, they’re definitely “in progress” at the moment.

 Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Just like the other plank walls we’ve done in the house, see here, here and here, we used 4 x 8 sheets of 1/4″ flooring underlayment. We used our table saw and ripped them down into 5 1/2″ wide strips.

Then, Anthony started at the ceiling, made sure the plank was level and nailed it in place…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Because our ceilings aren’t level, most aren’t, Anthony used the level to make sure the plank was level and left a gap at the top, which I would later caulk.

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

We kept adding planks as we went down the wall…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

And because the boards weren’t as long as our wall, we randomly cut them to size to create a scattered look…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

We used a nickel as our spacer…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

And kept adding planks until we reached the electrical outlets near the floor…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Anthony traced around them, then used the jigsaw to make them fit…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, to fill all those nail holes, I used the 3M™ Patch plus primer spackling from the 3M Patch Plus Primer Wall Repair Kit…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

From the kit, I grabbed the spackling and putty knife first…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

I just scooped up a bit of the spackling…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, spread it over the nail hole and pressed it in firmly to fill…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I just wiped it smooth…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

And once it dried, I used the sanding block from the repair kit to gently sand each spot smooth…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

And just in case you’d like to see it in action, here’s a little video I shot… no laughing!

 

For any areas that got a bit of the spackling in the gaps…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

I just used the putty knife to remove it…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Much better!

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once all 482 holes were filled and sanded, I wiped down the wall with a damp cloth to remove any dust…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, I started caulking. I caulked along the ceiling and along the baseboard… Caulking makes all the difference!

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once the caulking dried, I started painting. I used a smooth roller and chose my go to white paint, Super White by Benjamin Moore®.

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

After two coats, I was left with this…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

I couldn’t wait to move my stuff back in…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

And for the time being, I’m totally forgetting that the other side of the room looks like a complete disaster…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

That’s such a minor detail when I have a plank wall to gaze at…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

There’s still a bunch of stuff to do in here, and lots and lots of organizing, but it’s nice to have a part of this room feel semi-done…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Several new projects will be coming soon…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

I can’t wait to show you more… exciting things are coming to the office!

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. I just can’t get enough of your home! It looks so nice. May I ask, where is your piece of furniture from?

  2. Love all of your plank walls, they look amazing.

  3. Love it!!!

  4. Beautiful results as always, Shayna! We’re plank wall post twins today ;)

  5. Your office wall looks beautiful! My husband and I used your plank wall tutorial this weekend in our mudroom. It worked out great! I’ll be posting about it tonight. Thanks for sharing!

  6. looks wonderful! It is amazing what a plank wall does to a room.

  7. This is gorgeous!! Such a beautiful accent wall that adds so much character!

  8. I love your abacus/ruler style calendar! Did you make that? I’m new to your blog, so I don’t know if you’ve already posted about it or not.

    • Hi Cassie! Welcome to the WGC! So happy to have you! I bought the wood calendar from Decor Steals. I hope that helps! :-D

  9. Love the wall turn out so beautiful.I like your reef and was wonder if you made it i have seen them on other peoples blog .

  10. Now I want white planked walls in MY office! So beautiful, and I can’t wait to see more room progress!

  11. Such a gorgeous space! I need you to come do a plank wall in my house – you kill it every time!!

  12. Wowzer! This is gorgeous! I love this space ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie

  13. Shayna, this post could not have come at a better time! I want Bobby to plant a bathroom wall. Thanks so much for the great diy!!!! LOVE the outcome!

  14. You may have mentioned this before, and I’m sorry in advance! But where did you get the desk from?

  15. I so love your style! Every time I visit your blog, I love everything I see! Another beautiful project! :)

  16. You are tooooo adorably cute! I love the video! The 3M Patch + Primer looks so easy to use, I’m definitely going to look for it at the store next time!

  17. Love, love, love it!
    Debbie

  18. I love love love it Shayna – we did a plank wall in our boys’ shared room and it is my FAVE. Great tip on the fillers – goodness knows there will be a zillion holes to fill!!

  19. Corrinne says:

    Shayna says, 482 holes to fill, but who’s counting??!! Oh my goodness, how long did that process actually take? It is well worth it, your plank walls are fantastic looking.

    Corrinne

  20. oh stop. who cares if the other side is a disaster zone when this side looks like a magazine?!?!?! okay, well, if it was my house I’d care but seriously, Shayna… LOOOOOVE IT!!!!!

  21. Looks gorgeous, Shayna! I think I need a plank wall in our house! Thanks for sharing your method!

    ~Abby =)

  22. Hi there! I am so happy to have finally seen how this is done! We have a semi-open floor plan with our kitchen and family room-all one ceiling and I think this will be a great way to hide some imperfections. Have you even done or seen a ceiling done in planking? Wondering how to trim it out against the wall…

  23. LOVE ♡♡♡ xox M

  24. Beautiful wall and beautiful home! I read wall planking tuts whenever I find them. Want to do this so bad! Do you not caulk along the sides? If not, why? Thank you!

    • Hi Karen! THANK YOU so much for the lovely comment! We do not caulk along the edge unless we use quarter round. In this case, I don’t caulk them because we left it as is. I’ve found that if you do caulk the sides, a bunch of the caulking gets between the planks and it has to be dug out. It’s just my personal preference not too… it’s not very much fun to scrape out the caulking. :-D

  25. I’ve been admiring all the planking in your home and considering doing this in our home as well. Problem is, we live on a ranch and that of course comes with a lot of dirt and dust. Since you are in the same boat, have you noticed dirt lingering in the space between the boards? Just like lovely open shelving in a kitchen, it doesn’t quite seem practical for our situation. What’s your experience? Beautiful home by the way!

    • Hi Sarah! I completely know what you mean about the dirt and dust! Luckily, I haven’t noticed any of it collecting in between the planks. I’ve kept my eye out for it, but haven’t had any problems thus far! I hope that helps! :-D

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