DIY Inspire Collective | Beautiful Wall Treatment Ideas
Adding interest to your home can be accomplished as easily as adding wall treatments. From wallpaper, to wood, a little DIY goes a long way. We’ve tried our hand a a few over the years and today I’m sharing some of my favorite, simple, do it yourself ideas for adding depth and detail to your home!
Below are some budget friendly shiplap tutorials, beginner level board and batten installs, and we even installed a brick wall (that’s my favorite). We’ve put up several accent walls in our home and down at The Little Cottage, and we’ve installed on surfaces from drywall, to lathe & plaster, and even on solid concrete.
This is also the second month of the new DIY Inspire Collective! So don’t forget to keep scrolling because there are FOUR more brand new projects for you to take a peek at.
CHEAP AND EASY DIY PLANKED WOOD WALL:
Back before shiplap became all the rage, “planked walls” were the DIY of the day. It was oftentimes a little most rustic than the sleek, long-lined shiplap style that’s so prevalent now, but for us it was the perfect fix for the solid concrete walls in our basement level combination powder bath & laundry room. This particular wall treatment is very forgiving on uneven or imperfect walls. And so cheap too! We planked the whole wall for under $30 (using something a little different) and it’s very beginner level friendly too.
CHEAP + EASY DIY PLANKED WOOD WALL PROJECT [details here]
DIY SHIPLAP ACCENT IDEAS:
As much as I love shiplap and enjoy seeing it in so many beautiful setting, I was a little more sparing with it our 1920’s home. We added it over our fireplace (it covered the swirled figure-8 design in the plaster perfectly) and we reached for it again to cover another concrete wall. This time in our basement level bedroom. Solid concrete is not the easiest of all the wall materials to work with, but it can be done.
HOW TO INSTALL SHIPLAP ABOVE A FIREPLACE [click here]
HOW TO INSTALL SHIPLAP, EVEN OVER CONCRETE [click here]
SIMPLE DIY BOARD AND BATTEN:
Board and batten is my all time favorite wood wall treatment. I loved it long before it became the hot trend it is now. For me, it’s absolutely timeless, and I would love to add more, as time & budget allow. In fact, we’ve got some ready and waiting to be installed but we need to get started on our bathroom renovation before we do anything else.
We completed two separate board and batten projects at The Little Cottage. One in the loft, and the second in the entryway. I love them both so much! I just need some over HERE at the main house now, so I can moon over them full time.
SIMPLE DIY BOARD AND BATTEN [click here]
Because the loft bedroom ceiling is lower due the pitch of the roof, I opted to go all white. I toyed with the idea of doing something bold between the board and the ceiling, but it’s super irregular and decided monochromatic would camouflage those imperfections best. We did a really chunky board along the horizontal, and added some cute black hooks I had picked up years before. I often think about having a sleepover in the loft, because I love the room so much!
DARK AND MOODY BOARD AND BATTEN [click here]
DIY BRICK WALL:
Now this one is a bit more labor intensive, but still totally doable. Unfortunately, I have not sat down with my Jimmy to write out a full tutorial, and I need his help because this was all him. I was clean-up crew and helper only, and I definitely need some more technical input to complete the tutorial. The good news is, I took a lot of photos, and even a little video! The last few years with my physical limitations have had me pushing so many things down on the priority list, but hopefully we can sit down and get this one up on the blog, properly.
DIY BRICK WALL AND ISLAND – KITCHEN MAKEOVER PART ONE [click here]
The girls in the DIY Inspire Collective have some fun projects to share this month! Tammy has a more refined board and batten project she’s sharing, so make sure to take a peek at that. There’s a darling tiered tray DIY, and the little bubblegum jars would be so fun to make with the kids or grandkids. The snack tray hack? YUM, that one is just reminding me it’s almost 1 o’clock and I have not eaten yet!
Just click on the links below the photos, and pop around to visit the girls and check out their projects!
DIY TIERED TRAY JEWELRY STAND [click here]HOW TO DIY BOARD AND BATTEN WAINSCOTTING [click here]HOW TO ADD BEAUTIFUL DIY WALL TREATMENTS [click here]HOW TO MAKE BUBBLE GUM JARS [click here]SNACK TRAY HACKS YOU’LL LOVE [click here]
As always, thank you so much for joining me! I so appreciate your kindness and support. Even when things are a bit on the quiet side. You are my Foxy Friends! xo Shan
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Thank you for always giving us so much inspiration!!
Shannon Fox says
Thank you Kelly, right back at you!
Gah! Your spaces are stunning. I love this collection of ways to add custom details to your home. It’s such a good resource. Thank you!
Fence planks!! How Brilliant!!! I Love all the character in those. The knots etc 🤪🤩And yes I’ve hopefully got all of these in my future when hubby gets better. I also Love the chunky shelf u put in your laundry room. Really hoping I get 1 of those 1 day Lol hope you are doing well.
Shannon Fox says
Might not be a bad ideas these days with the price of lumber 😉 Just use a good stain blocking primer, and you could always sand them more than we did. It’s nice to have options though.
I still LOVE my laundry room shelf. We lucked out finding that vintage moulding. Wishing you hubby a speedy recovery 🙂 I sure know all about not being able to do what you want to.
I love these ideas. I would love it if you would share this on The Fabulous Friday Link Party this Friday.
Hugs to you.
Shannon, I love all these ideas! They are all beautiful. I especially love the brick wall and shiplap! This post is filled with great inspiration.
Shannon Fox says
My husband gets all the credit on that brick wall. He was a mason many years ago, and he loved doing that for us.