I am succumbing to the wall planking craze...

have you noticed besides the chalkboard craze that planking is taking off like gangbusters?  You can plank ceilings, fireplaces, floors and walls.  Horizontal, vertical or both.  The possibilities are endless!

Lettered Cottage - Home Interior Love Where You Live 

Sometimes it is a waste of time to try and reinvent the wheel and planking is no exception.  I really really love the feeling of planking so I decided to join the masses and plank a room...or two.  With our walls in such bad shape I don't know why I didn't think of it before.

Tiek Built Homes

The cost isn't bad..I just had 3 boards of 1/4" sandeply hardwood cut today in 4" planks for 60.00.  I am doing a wall in Dakota's room and either side of our fireplace.  If all goes well I will proceed with planking my whole room!

Owen's Olivia

I perused Pinterest and came up with some inspiration pictures.  I know in the living room I am going to paint the planks Behr's Ashwood just like the living room but in Dakota's room I haven't decided whether to use a light stain --like in his inspiration picture here-- or Benjamin Moore's Grey Owl and distress it a little..jury is out on that one still? What do you think?   Or maybe go 3/4 the way up like she did in Owen's room? cute huh?

Sweet Pickens 

  Sweet Pickins

Better late than never I say to learn that to make my house a place of belonging I must put action to my heart  instead of talking/dreaming. For me...there is a big connection and I mean BIG between my heart and my home...almost as if they were an extension of my inner self.  My home reflects me--

And that is scary ya'll...but seriously I am beginning to understand the connections and why it is so important to me now..at this stage in my life..that I create a home a House of Belonging if you will.

While I am busy with our sign making I am saving up materials for projects over the holidays!  I am so ready to jump in... I can't WAIT to share them with you!

what about you?  are you joining in the planking craze?  are you too--making the connection between your heart & home?

Here are a few links to some how to's I found just in case you can't wait on your man...lol!!

Lettered Cottage

Sweet Pickens

Take the Side Street

Domestic Imperfection