Sunday, December 11, 2016

Wood Wall in Office


 

My husband needed a small office in the old house that my workshop and retail store is in. If you are following this blog you might remember that I put a new laminate floor in the front room that houses my store.  I used the old flooring  taken from that area and put it in a bedroom upstairs.
 
 
 
 
I figured the wall colour might not be the best for Eric, so I first patched the cracks in the drywall, and then painted the ceiling in white. And then the walls were painted a light green called "Maid of the Mist" by Benjamin Moore.

On one wall I decided to put a huge map of the USA and Canada, Eric being a long-haul trucker has been to pretty much everywhere in these two countries. Around the map I wanted to put planks of wood to make a feature wall that he would face when sitting at his desk.

So, I first painted brown in the areas where the wood would be placed. (This avoids purple from showing through any gaps in the wood pieces)

 
I used 1" x 4" strapping and stained it in four different shades, from light to dark. After finding and marking where the studs were behind the drywall (I use a strong magnet) I cut the wood into lengths that ended on studs so that I could use my pin-nailer to nail the wood right into the studs. 


 

I worked around where the map would go and just overlapped it by about 1/2" on each edge. I really should have had help putting up the map, it's laminated in plastic and fell on my head a few times, leaving some crease marks, unfortunately. (I did all of this work myself)


 
 
In the corner behind the door there were some shelves made of pressed wood. I replaced them with shelves I made from the same stained wood that I put on the walls. The corner area was painted white, I'm thinking I may go back and paint that the same green as the walls, but it's white for now.
 
 
 It all turned out quite nicely, I've just been looking for a good used solid wood desk. If I can't find one I'll have to make one, I guess.

 
 
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. Nice work again Julie. Think you should add more social buttons to share the blog :)

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    1. Sorry John, I haven't been able to figure out how to do that!

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  2. Julie, I love that planked wall! I wonder why you didn't cover the entire wall with the planks, maybe you didn't have enough? My thinking is that, I love changing the wall art, so it would've been good for me to have the entire wall with the pretty planks for whatever art I might like after getting tired of the map. However, knowing this is going to be a man's office that's probably not going to happen any time soon. :D Those shelves are perfect and I like the white in there.

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    1. Honestly, it would have been too much work and I didn't feel it was necessary. The map won't be changed out as it's a reference for my husband's work, as well as art work. I have two other bedrooms upstairs in the shop (house) plus a bathroom that need to be done, including floors and painting. AND still things to do in my own house!

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  3. The office is coming along so nice! It seems that TOTT features go pretty quick and when I went to select yours as a feature, someone else had already chosen it. ;)
    We appreciate you sharing your projects at tal of the town!

    gail

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I appreciate all your comments, they keep me blogging! I like to personally reply to each comment I receive but many of you are "no-reply commenters" which means your email address is not connected to your comment. If that is the case I cannot directly reply, sorry.