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You see, I’ve always loved the look of a reclaimed wood wall. It’s a great way to bring in warmth and character to a room. It can be a very small investment that makes a BIG visual statement.
Removable Reclaimed Wood
Two of the most common challenges when creating an accent wall is that the products are difficult to install and they are permanent. But, I’ve found an awesome option if you don’t want it to become permanent (i.e. live in an apartment but want the rustic look or don’t want to damage your walls.)
Artis Wall™ can help you create a designer look in under an hour.
Now for the SUPER cool part! This product is removable and reusable and it doesn’t damage the wall! Go here to see a video on how it works.
Every Plank Has History
Now another Super DUPER cool feature! The reclaimed wood comes from old barns and structures around the US. It’s like a piece of history in your home. You can actually learn about where the wood you purchased came from as each piece is originally part of a barn or structure around the country! This makes for a great talking piece!
Reclaim Your Wall
I was given the opportunity to try Artis Wall in my home. I was so excited! For my room, I didn’t want a whole wall at first. I wanted to make sure it would fit the room style and layout. Now that I’ve installed this, I’ve fallen in love and think I may go for the whole wall. For now, however, it’s a great focal point to tie the room together. This took Geno and I just about an hour to plan and get installed.
When you take it out of the box, you’ll find the Artis Wall planks are cut and finished into thin panels. They come in random lengths to provide you with the ability to make one-of-a-kind patterns.
Each Artis Wall box comes with A.I.M. strips or Artis Installation Method strips. These strips make installation quick and easy, providing you with easy removal, leaving little-to-no damage to the wall. It’s basically a really snazzy velcro that allows the wood to easily be removed.
Probably the most difficult part of the project was scoring the wood and breaking it to fit perfectly. But honestly, with the right tools, it’s was simple to do. Like I said, this project took us under one hour and we actually had fun doing it!
A square foot is priced at $13.95, which also comes with the A.I.M. strips. So 20 square feet costs $279. BUT 1 very LUCKY MyDFWMommy reader gets one box of Artis Wall, choice of style, shipped to your home! Just leave a comment below and a winner will be chosen on September 7th!
This is way easier than trying to buy or find the wood yourself and you get 100% damage-free reclaimed wood wall!
Permanent Reclaimed Wood Wall
So if you don’t like doing it the Artis Wall way, or the really easy way, yes, you can do this on your own. Reclaimed wood can come from a variety of sources — shipping pallets, boats, barns, sheds, mills, commercial structures and even your home if you’re remodeling. It’s possible to score a pile of reclaimed wood for free if you know where to look and can do the legwork.
I’ve seen wood being offered on NextDoor Neighbors, Craigslist and even on Facebook Garage Sale groups. Local excavation companies can also be a good source, since they are often called in to demolish old buildings, and the less they have to excavate, the better. It helps to be able to see it in person to get a feel for how it has weathered and aged — the characteristics that make it so distinctive.
It’s also a good idea to look out for bug infestation, since that can turn into a homeowner nightmare. Reclaimed wood that is brittle and nonuniform can require extra steps, such as carving tongue and groove parts and then milling the surface for a smooth finish. But don’t be afraid of wood with distinct age marks.
Tools you will need: If you decide to take on the project yourself, your list of supplies will vary depending on the condition of the wood. But you will probably need a nail gun, a chop saw and sandpaper. You’ll also want to know the square footage of the wall you’re covering — this will help with budgeting as well.
Here are some videos to use as resources to get you started.