Friday, November 6, 2009

Plank Walls

Tonight we'll be going out to the land to get started on another weekend's worth of work and the weather is going to be great! Sunny and low 70's. It doesn't get any better than that!

We've been going back and forth on some of the details of the house and some of those details are the walls. We're leaning toward wood planks on the walls. For Jeff it's because it's easier for one man to do than sheet rock which he hates to install and for me it's because I LOVE plank walls!!! I can't decide if I like it better vertical or horizontal though. There are things about both ways that I love.

Here's vertical...

And of coarse, this just happens to be exactly how my bedroom will look with the exception of the bed size. It will be king size.

And here are the vertical planks upstairs...

This also just so happens to be exactly what the upstairs will look like too! Amazing!

I like that the vertical style is very traditional. It's hard to go wrong with traditional.

Now, here's the horizontal look...

I personally like white paint on the planks the best but I'm loving tAdd Imagehis green color too!

Horizontal planks seem more old timey, more authentic, you just don't see it as often. I'm pretty sure it's my favorite and what I really want but the vertical seems safer. What do you all think?

I even love the way it looks in this kitchen. There's no need for a separate style of back splash.

But I don't want to get my hopes up too high in case things turn out badly and look more like this...

I hope you all have a nice weekend!


  1. I think I like verticle best because it will give the illusion of taller ceilings and more space. Horizontal, while beautiful, I think would make a small house look smaller. Just my 2 cents!

  2. That's deffinately something I need to keep in mind. The second floor ceiling is going to be a little under 8 feet so it could use the height illusion!

  3. Celeste! So good to see what you all are up! 5 kiddos! Wow! Congrats on your newest addition!

  4. I love plank walls too. What kind of wood are you going to use?

  5. We went with #4 pine. Super cheap and very easy. Easier than dry wall!

  6. I definitely like the horizontal walls best---very authentic and charming.

  7. I am wanting to do the same thing in our master bath and one wall in our bedroom (I'm thinking horizontal myself, but I do understand the dilemma as both ways are gorgeous!) .....I'm wanting to just install it over the sheetrock, but I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly HOW to do it. Can't wait to see pictures and pick your brain for helpful hints! Good luck!

  8. I think vertical will be best for you. Like someone else mentioned horizontal will make a small home look much smaller. You can the trick the eye easily enough to make your cottage look larger. Cute home you have.