5 DIY Wood Plank Decorating Ideas & Giveaway


5 DIY Wood Plank Decorating Ideas & Giveaway is all about transforming a space with affordable stained wood. I hope you enjoy all 5 of my DIY Wood Plank Decorating Ideas and then top it all off with a fabulous giveaway at the end for all wood plank DIYers!

We have this very tenacious, redheaded woodpecker that pecks on the side of our bedroom wall early in the morning. It is very loud and actually sounds like he’s pecking on metal ๐Ÿ˜–. I swear, one of these mornings he’s going to break in and fly right into our bedroom! Then again, I honestly can’t blame him. I mean if I was him, I would want in, too. He is a WOOD-pecker, after all.

5 DIY Wood Plank Decorating Ideas & Giveaway that will help you update your home without spending a fortune.  The bedroom is amazing!

It’s been a while since I wrote about all the affordable DIY wood projects in our house, and now seems like the perfect time to bring them all together because I just happened to gain access to an incredibly helpful book my friend Carrie from Lovely Etc. wrote, and it’s packed full of DIY wood plank project tutorials for your home & garden. So, be sure to enter the free giveaway at the end of this post just by leaving a comment on which wood plank project is your favorite…

5 Wood Plank Decorating Ideas

#1 So, here’s my most popular wood plank project and still my all-time favorite room in the house. I actually find staring at wood planks to be relaxing. Is that odd? Well, I think you need to try it sometime and see for yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰. My husband and I wrote a very detailed tutorial on how we created this incredible wood planked ceiling here:

Wood Planked Ceiling

5 DIY Wood Plank Decorating Ideas & Giveaway that will help you update your home without spending a fortune.  The bedroom is amazing!

#2 We loved the feel of our new cozy romantic bedroom so much that we decided to spread the love. We ended up doing our master bathroom wall. Let me tell you, the wall is much easier than the ceiling because you don’t have gravity working against you.

We have since remodeled our master bathroom and kept the wood wall in tact, and in fact was able to extend it all the way to the floor. If I had a “look” that I would call “mine”…this would be it. I absolutely love the combination of rustic, glam, and modern. Can you find all 3 in this photo below?

Here’s both the original wood plank wall tutorial and our master bathroom remodel that took place after, just in case you are interested in both.

Wood Planked Wall

Master Bathroom Renovation

5 DIY Wood Plank Decorating Ideas & Giveaway that will help you update your home without spending a fortune.  The bedroom is amazing!

#3 This was my husband’s idea! I was so impressed when Richard thought up this idea below where we added stained wood planks to the wall where his big mirror was going because the drywall there was too weak to hold his mirror. There use to be a glass block window there, so we needed something more than a molly could do. Adding wood solved the problem, and looked absolutely fantastic. Then I jumped on that wood wagon with Rick, and asked him to spread it into the shower area. He obliged ๐Ÿ˜‰. Here’s all the specific deets…

Bathroom Renovation Shower Reveal

5 DIY Wood Plank Decorating Ideas & Giveaway that will help you update your home without spending a fortune.  The bedroom is amazing!

#4 Next up, is in the laundry room where I live, I mean do the laundry. We hung a Tongue & Groove Wood Siding Wall that is actually pine wood that is made to fit together. I really wish my laundry room looked spiffy like this all the time.

Tongue & Groove Wood Siding

5 DIY Wood Plank Decorating Ideas & Giveaway that will help you update your home without spending a fortune.  The bedroom is amazing!

5. Lastly, the stained wood planks we attached to our front living room wall. This idea came to me when I saw something similar in a Pottery Barn Magazine. My husband thought it was a little risky and different, but I like risky and different…don’t you? Eventually, we carried the stained wood through to the shelves, and even hung rustic light fixtures on the planks. Here’s all 3 ideas for you to check out:

Winter Beach Lodge Living Room Makeover

Stained Book Shelves

Affordable Rustic Wall Sconce

5 DIY Wood Plank Decorating Ideas & Giveaway that will help you update your home without spending a fortune.  The bedroom is amazing!

Wood Plank Projects Book Giveaway

My very talented friend, Carrie from Lovely Etc. wrote this incredible 169 page book that contains very detailed tutorials for 30 Wood Plank Projects that Carrie developed on her own. Seriously, Carrie makes them all look easy with her very clear directions. Here’s a sample of one of the projects from her book that she shared here on a few years ago.

If interested in purchasing Carrie’s book directly, please follow my Amazon link here. It’s available in paperback and on kindle. If you would like to give the giveaway a shot, please enter below. Good luck!

This amazing Wood Plank Projects book is up for grabs!

Here’s how you enter:

If you’re on Instagram, follow Carrie from Lovely Etc. HERE

Join my private Facebook Decorating & Cooking Group HERE.

Leave a comment below answering this question for fun: “Which wood plank project is your favorite of all time?โ€

That’s it! Good luck, XO

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37 Responses

  1. Wendy says:

    It is very difficult to choose! I believe the master bathroom may be my favorite. It is gorgeous! Itโ€™s warmth draws you in and feels relaxing but not making you feel sluggish. Likely the balance with the other elements keeps it energizing but in a calm way. You do beautiful work!

    • Julie says:

      You are spot on Wendy! I spend a lot of time in there w the cats. They come in and take turns on the widow sill!

  2. Patti Arnett says:

    Just want to say I finally got to open your blog.Missed so many good things, will take me awhile to catch up.๐Ÿ˜

    • Julie says:

      That is fantastic, Patti! I was thinking about you the other day and will e mail you. We have been troubleshooting the issue. Fingers crossed itโ€™s fixed!

  3. Jen Borba says:

    I have wanted a wood plank wall in my theater room behind my screen. Your master bedroom ceiling and bathroom wall is the exact look I am going for. I have to say your master bedroom is my favorite, it is just beautiful.

  4. April Gorog says:

    I love the bathroom makeover wall. Everything about it calls to me. From the fireplace in the wall to the cat on the windowsill. However, I don’t know how you get it to leave the plants alone. This wall is a great inspiration. I can see something like that in my master bathroom. Either behind the mirrors or just on the only empty wall in there. Yours is just beautiful.

  5. sharon says:

    I really like the bathroom wall that would cover many issues with a wall that I am thinking about.
    I also love the wood quilt picture that I see on front of carrie’s book– like a modern indoor barn quilt

  6. Jean Moore says:

    I think the wood-planked ceiling is the most unusual and interesting. I had a wood planked wall and Loved it!

  7. All of your wood planked rooms are eye-popping show stoppers!!! I especially love the planked ceiling in your master bedroom – it rounds out the room perfectly!

    I’d love it if you would share this at my link party Farmhouse Friday! I use the term “farmhouse” loosely – any DIY projects or decor inspiration that would work in a farmhouse or country styled home are welcome!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  8. Angel Nelsen says:

    Love all of them but your bathroom! – simple yet gorgeous! Love love love!

  9. Marilyn Brinkley says:

    I think the bathroom wall is my favorite..

  10. Lori A. says:

    We did our bathroom walls a few years ago and LOVE it!

  11. Charlene Hansen says:

    Iโ€™ve followed you for years so Iโ€™ve seen them all. Bathroom is my fav!

  12. AngelaS says:

    I love the moldings placed around the windows that have the light sconces attached. They are lovely and really frame the room. I’ve read the tutorials ad they seem easy to do, and very inexpensive for the look attained. I’d love to win Carrie’s book it looks filled with inspiration!

  13. Kami says:

    It’s hard to choose, but I think the bathroom wall is my fav

  14. Judy Walker says:

    While all the rooms are beautiful, my favorite is the master bath. Like everything about it!

  15. Teresa Juhl says:

    Fav is the bedroom ceiling!! I can totally relate to your thoughts about it being relaxing to look at all of the details of the wood.

  16. Anna Kennel says:

    My favorite wood plank project is your bedroom ceiling!!!I would love this in my guest room.

  17. Kelly Miota says:

    I love the wood planked ceiling, would love to do something like that in my home

  18. Wanda says:

    Love, love the wood plank ceiling in your bedroom!!! My favorite ๐Ÿ’•

  19. Dad says:

    Very Nice, Dad in NY.

  20. Geneva says:

    I think the ceiling project is my favorite…but from a fellow redhead, I love all things wood! Great job!

  21. girlfromwva says:

    i adore the laundry room!

  22. Angela Thurmon says:

    That wood planked ceiling rocks! I love the bathroom and the laundry room too ๐Ÿค”

  23. Kaycee says:

    How can I choose a favorite, this is not an easy one girl! I think your bathroom makeover was awesome, and your bedroom ceiling, and I love the laundry room too! See, I just can’t pick one, they are all so beautiful!

  24. paula says:

    I love the bedroom! Always wanted to do something like that! I am excited to begin to receive your news letters! Congrats and yeah for the girls over 50 doing what they love!

  25. Michelle says:

    I love looking at wood planks too! You can search for patterns or pictures in them the same way you do when you look at clouds.

  26. herbertsch says:

    I have to say the bathroom is one of the best I’ve seen. The subtle touches of wood make the bathroom so inviting and cozy. Whats the best wood/type for this technique?

  27. Landon "Lumber Master" Edgington says:

    The wood planks at the ceiling are great idea to make an illusion inside your room such a great idea.

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