Creating coastal, rustic vibes in our Master Bedroom with a wood wall

Soft, coastal, rustic vibes are what I am going for in our Master Bedroom at the Lake House. Coastal translates different ways to each person but for me when I think coastal I think soft blues and grey mixed with lots of creams, whites and woods with gorgeous light streaming everywhere. I find those colors soothing and peaceful.

First up the accent wall:

We began with an accent wall. I chose wood (once again) because I love the instant texture wood brings into a space. When we bought this house I thought "I'm done, no more wood on walls", But here we are again. ;)

 

Coastal Wood Wall

This is what we used and how we did it.

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I knew I wanted a "whitewashed" shabby chic feel for the wall.   I found the left over paint samples we had from various projects and the colors were perfect.  I poured paint into cups and added water until it was the desired consistancy and simply wiped it on using a rag.  

 We used all the old paint samples left over from choosing wall colors (which as a bonus ties the colors throughout the house).

We used all the old paint samples left over from choosing wall colors (which as a bonus ties the colors throughout the house).

Paint mixed with water
 Lightly coating the boards with paint

Lightly coating the boards with paint

Once the boards were dry I lined them up against the garage wall the way I wanted them on the bedroom wall.  It made it so much easier when we went to install them and allowed for me to play around with them a bit.

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We used a pneumatic nailer to attach the boards directly to the wall.  I wanted to run the boards vertically to draw attention the the 12 ft ceilings.  

 Sorry about the poor lighting it was getting late.

Sorry about the poor lighting it was getting late.

The very last board needed to put cut smaller to fit.  Other than that due to some careful planning by my Engineer husband the wall required very few cuts.

 Last board needed to be cut to fit the space.

Last board needed to be cut to fit the space.

Here is the final result!  We love the texture and warmth it give to the space.

coastal wall completed
wood wall with quote

That's it for now!

See you next time,

-Libbie