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Breakfast Nook Plank Wall by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Another Plank Wall In The Breakfast Nook

Well, we added another plank wall in the breakfast nook. It’s just about the perfect way to add character, texture and a custom touch without breaking the bank. I’m a big lover of the plank wall, and I’m so happy to have this project finished! A while ago, I had a vision for our breakfast […]

Well, we added another plank wall in the breakfast nook. It’s just about the perfect way to add character, texture and a custom touch without breaking the bank. I’m a big lover of the plank wall, and I’m so happy to have this project finished! A while ago, I had a vision for our breakfast […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Powder Bathroom Plank Walls & A Sneak Peak

We’ve made a serious amount of progress in the powder bathroom. I pretty much couldn’t live with the house tore up any longer, so Anthony and I spent two nights working in there until 1:00 in the morning. We might have had a bit of a motivation… seeing that his birthday was the 5th and […]

We’ve made a serious amount of progress in the powder bathroom. I pretty much couldn’t live with the house tore up any longer, so Anthony and I spent two nights working in there until 1:00 in the morning. We might have had a bit of a motivation… seeing that his birthday was the 5th and […]

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Laundry Room Plank Wall

We get to check another big item off of our laundry room to- do list today: the plank wall! I’ve wanted this to be done for sooo long. And just like every project we’ve done in the laundry room, this isn’t just for looks. It has a very serious role: hiding our builders sloppy work. […]

We get to check another big item off of our laundry room to- do list today: the plank wall! I’ve wanted this to be done for sooo long. And just like every project we’ve done in the laundry room, this isn’t just for looks. It has a very serious role: hiding our builders sloppy work. […]

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Breakfast Nook Plank Wall Tutorial

Here we are! The planked wall in the breakfast nook is finished and we LOVE it! It’s the perfect punch of texture and a great focal point for the room. Here’s the tutorial on how we did our plank wall! Since we’ve never done a planked wall before, I started this project by browsing around […]

Here we are! The planked wall in the breakfast nook is finished and we LOVE it! It’s the perfect punch of texture and a great focal point for the room. Here’s the tutorial on how we did our plank wall! Since we’ve never done a planked wall before, I started this project by browsing around […]

Office Makeover Week from The Wood Grain Cottage

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Makeover Week: Planking The Walls & Ceiling

The first thing we did as part of my mom’s office makeover, was start planking the walls and ceiling. My mom picked out this part of the room makeover, and I have to say, she chose right! Before she left for vacation, we discussed the different options for the room, but she really liked the […]

The first thing we did as part of my mom’s office makeover, was start planking the walls and ceiling. My mom picked out this part of the room makeover, and I have to say, she chose right! Before she left for vacation, we discussed the different options for the room, but she really liked the […]

The How & Why Of Combining Different Wall Treatments by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Combining Board & Batten With Planked Walls

We’ve been working on adding custom finishing touches to our home since we built it 4 years ago. We’ve updated much of lighting, built a bench for our breakfast nook, and added board and batten and plank walls throughout the house. In my opinion, the biggest and most custom changes have come from the board […]

We’ve been working on adding custom finishing touches to our home since we built it 4 years ago. We’ve updated much of lighting, built a bench for our breakfast nook, and added board and batten and plank walls throughout the house. In my opinion, the biggest and most custom changes have come from the board […]

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Planked Walls in the Entry

If you’re looking for an easy, fast, and cheap way to add character to your home, consider planking your walls. We just finished adding plank walls to our entry way and it’s added that perfect amount of character and farmhouse style! I’ve been ready to change our entryway for quite a while now. When we […]

If you’re looking for an easy, fast, and cheap way to add character to your home, consider planking your walls. We just finished adding plank walls to our entry way and it’s added that perfect amount of character and farmhouse style! I’ve been ready to change our entryway for quite a while now. When we […]

A picture of the vertical paneling and open shelves installed in the kitchen.

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Vertical Planking & Open Shelves In The Kitchen

See how we installed vertical planking & open shelves in the kitchen to make it feel bigger and brighter! Our kitchen has come a long, long way. After we had our backsplash installed, it was time to add vertical planking and open shelves in the kitchen. From the very beginning when we were designing the […]

See how we installed vertical planking & open shelves in the kitchen to make it feel bigger and brighter! Our kitchen has come a long, long way. After we had our backsplash installed, it was time to add vertical planking and open shelves in the kitchen. From the very beginning when we were designing the […]

Painted Guest Bedroom Wall by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Painted Guest Bedroom Wall

Well, I finally painted the guest bedroom wall. I knew it would probably be a little bit tricky since I was going from a white plank wall to a dark black/green wall… and I was right. This was one of the more time consuming walls I’ve painted lately, but it was worth the extra time! […]

Well, I finally painted the guest bedroom wall. I knew it would probably be a little bit tricky since I was going from a white plank wall to a dark black/green wall… and I was right. This was one of the more time consuming walls I’ve painted lately, but it was worth the extra time! […]

Planking In The Master Bathroom by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Planking In The Master Bathroom

I’m back today with more progress in our master bathroom. We’ve been able to get several things completed, and it feels amazing! This room sat unfinished for months upon months, so seeing progress is wonderful. One of my very favorite elements, is planking. That comes as no surprise to most of you, but if you’re […]

I’m back today with more progress in our master bathroom. We’ve been able to get several things completed, and it feels amazing! This room sat unfinished for months upon months, so seeing progress is wonderful. One of my very favorite elements, is planking. That comes as no surprise to most of you, but if you’re […]

The White Kitchen Wall by The Wood Grain Cottage

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The White Kitchen Wall

White paint makes everything pop. We recently planked a few more walls in the house, and that led to a wall in the kitchen being painted the same color for a smoother transition… Yes, it’s true. I love the color white. White walls, white flowers, white clothing, white vehicles… basically white everything. When we first […]

White paint makes everything pop. We recently planked a few more walls in the house, and that led to a wall in the kitchen being painted the same color for a smoother transition… Yes, it’s true. I love the color white. White walls, white flowers, white clothing, white vehicles… basically white everything. When we first […]

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DIY Wood Planked Pantry Door

Hi there! A while back I mentioned that I had a few ideas to spruce up our pantry door since I  had just painted our mudroom door black. And since they’re both in the same small room, I didn’t feel like we’d need two accent doors. Long story short, I told Anthony about my idea […]

Hi there! A while back I mentioned that I had a few ideas to spruce up our pantry door since I  had just painted our mudroom door black. And since they’re both in the same small room, I didn’t feel like we’d need two accent doors. Long story short, I told Anthony about my idea […]

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New Mudroom Planking

I know I’m suppose to be focusing my time and attention on our office makeover… but inspiration struck hard for our mudroom and it was one of those, we must get it done now, types of projects for me (they happen sometimes). That, and I was really tired of the way our mudroom was functioning. […]

I know I’m suppose to be focusing my time and attention on our office makeover… but inspiration struck hard for our mudroom and it was one of those, we must get it done now, types of projects for me (they happen sometimes). That, and I was really tired of the way our mudroom was functioning. […]

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Railroad Spike Wall Hook Rack

Hey there! I’m back today with another powder bathroom update! Because we love wood grain at the WGC, we decided to make a unique wall hook rack for our powder bathroom… with railroad spikes! Woo wee, we love this thing and how it looks in there! Here’s how we made it: I raided my parents […]

Hey there! I’m back today with another powder bathroom update! Because we love wood grain at the WGC, we decided to make a unique wall hook rack for our powder bathroom… with railroad spikes! Woo wee, we love this thing and how it looks in there! Here’s how we made it: I raided my parents […]

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