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Master Bedroom Reveal with Stikwood

Master Bedroom Reveal with Stikwood

I'm so excited to share our master bedroom reveal today! This has been in the works for a month or so now. I had so much fun putting this room together. It is full of DIYs of course, some of which I've already shared and some of which I will be sharing soon. Not only am I sharing my master bedroom reveal, I'm sharing the full DIY tutorial for the herringbone back wall I did with Stikwood.

This is the wall across from our bed. I'm obsessed with this CB2 media console. We plan to put a TV above it, but we just haven't gotten around to it yet. I know they say you aren't supposed to have a TV in your bedroom, but it will just be so cozy to get in here and watch a movie ... especially since I am currently in newbornland nursing all day everyday right now. I am also obsessed with this Threshold lamp. It's new at Target. I would rush over there because you know the good stuff always goes so quick there, and you can never get it again.

Here is our lil cozy reading corner. That DIY tripod lamp is super easy to do. I shared this tutorial not too long ago.

This crossover basket might be one of the best purchases I've ever made. The size is just amazing. You can fit all of your throw pillows in there when you take them off to go to sleep at night. We are going to buy another to keep in the living room for some of our kid gear.

You might remember this DIY marble side table. There is one step to make this sucker. That's my kind of DIY.

I just recently shared these oversized color blocked IKEA hack curtains on the blog. I love the way they turned out.

The sweater knit throw draped over the bed is so soft, and the size is incredible. It hangs over the entire king bed which is hard to find. And this rattan tray is just so good. It's perfect for breakfast in bed. It would be so great to set one up with drinks in your guest room before an arrival of your friends. The bed frame is a DIY I'll be sharing soon too!

This mid-century metal wall décor was exactly what I wanted for over the bed. I thought a photo would be too much because I have so many other photos in the room. I was looking for some kind of metal art, and Target did it again of course.

This wall light is a super easy DIY I'll be sharing soon. Stay tuned.

I am totally enamored with this mid-century turned wood leg planter from West Elm.

So on to the tutorial of the DIY herringbone wall!


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Start by measuring the height and width of the wall. Multiply these numbers together to find the square footage of the wall. For a herringbone pattern, you will need to order about 15% extra Stikwood to cover the wall. And then if you are doing a border around the wall like I did, make sure to order enough for the border as well. Stikwood will ship the wood right to your door. It's awesome.

Start by finding the center point of the wall. Draw a line vertically up the center of the wall.

Place the first piece of wood so the top right point is lined up with the center of the wall, and the bottom right point is touching the baseboard.

Here is our lil helper, Flynn, showing you the sticky on the back of the wood. Peel the strips from the back and stick to the wall. 

Secure using the roller.

Alternating sides, continue up the center of the wall until you reach the ceiling.

For the sides of the wall, line up the boards like the above photo. Note the side of the plank is lined up with the side of the adjacent plank, and the bottom right corner of the plank is touching the wall.

Draw a line from the above point ... 

down to this point. This is where you will do the cut using the miter saw. After you do the cut, rotate the board around and line up the cut with the wall.

For the corner pieces, remember the cuts will either be a 45 degree angle or a 90 degree angle. I found the easiest way to find the cuts for the corner pieces was to measure how long each plank side would need to be and mark that. Then draw a line from mark to mark.

For the top pieces, you will follow the system described above for the side planks. However, the line you will draw now will not be vertical, it will be horizontal.

Here is a closeup of the center planks.

It is totally optional, but I did a border around the entire wall. Something else that is optional is to fill in any cracks with a sharpie.

Here is another look at our cozy reading corner.

And here is our lil avid reader, Flynn man.

What are your thoughts?! I'd love to hear in the comments below. Plus a major shout out to my dad. He helped this really pregnant lady with this project. Without being able to get on a ladder, there was no way I was going to get this done on my own. He was a lifesaver.

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