Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Recycled wood floor...on the wall!

The studio is coming right along!! If you are new here..Welcome! If you aren't new you already know about my "barn-turned-studio" saga. After months and months and months and months... Okay, since last September-ish we have been working on the overhaul of this barn in my backyard...

I can hardly believe what a mess it was! Soo much work, but I loved it then, and I love it now!!

I've been busy working on the interior of the upper floor, which is my new studio!
I've been so excited to show you one of the projects I've been working on this week.
It all started with a visit to my favorite second hand remodeling store...
Habitat for Humanity's Restore

They had a big rack of miscelaneous odds and ends of different hardwoods and laminant flooring.
I had this idea, and I bought a bunch of it, and then had to go back and buy a bunch more because I loved it soo much and decided to do much more than I had planned on.
Most people would be buying flooring to put on the floor.
Not me.
Remember, I'm the weird one.

I started with a pile of mismatched tongue and groove slats.

This is just a small portion of the load I had.
So lucky to have some great kids around to help me load and unload all that wood!

Anyway, since each style of flooring had a different tongue and groove setup I had to get out the table saw and cut all of the "tongues" off. 
Yeah, it took a while.
Yes, it made a mess.
Yup, I didn't mind because thennnnn....
I got to use a nail gun and nail em all up to the walls...

 I love all the different woods together.
The boards are also different thicknesses, which means there is a little dimension to the wall,
Some boards stick out a little farther than others, and I like that!

They are a little dust right now, and generally a good blogger would have it all finished and staged cute, but I just had to show you! Besides, I've got to get busy on the floors before I can make things look super finished in there. Staging and "cute" will have to wait for now. I've got work to do. No cute here. Just me and dust and grubby clothes. No cute yet.

So there you have it. Just a quick post today.
Can't wait to show you my bathroom vanity.
I really mean I can't wait.
So here is just a teaser...
Yes, it involved power tools.
Yes, It included Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
And Yes, it started at the Habitat for Humanity Restore.

What do you think of all my recycling?
Have you ever seen flooring used on walls before?
Sound like something you might want to try?
I'd love to hear what you think :)

Off to pop some paint lids and find my happy place!


  1. I love this so much!! I mean, really, REALLY love this!! I've seen people using torn apart pallets on walls.

    Yours looks so great!! I need to hit up the Restore!!

  2. Wow love the wooden wall! It looks great- love how you repurposed it.