|Gage's room before furniture removal but after personal effects removed.|
The point of this post is to introduce you to the main hiccup or the most time consuming aspect of the den transformation. Our pallet wall. I saw this idea on Pinterest and I loved the raw look of the wood. I knew, aside from the work, Eric would also embrace this idea as he loves all things woodsy and natural. So pallet searching we-a-went! We lucked out huge when a friend of ours was able to bring us a
It took a lot of physical labour to remove the usable boards from the pallets. We deemed it better to cut through the nails with a saw rather than try to pry the boards off. Prying them off would just result in breaking and cracking the boards. This was merely one aspect I didn't take into consideration when I envisioned a quick finish date.
|Eric showing me his displeasure.|
Now it was finally time to put the slats up onto the wall (the one part of the project I was totally focusing on). After 5 lines I was coming to really appreciate how this wall was going to look upon completion. Thank goodness we were only doing one accent wall. I can't imagine trying to 'panel' an entire room with this process. Now that the slats are all up it looks amazing. Even though this project set my den make-over back like 3 months (working full time for a living and trying to squeeze this in isn't always practical) I have no regrets about this decision.
It's time to start piecing the room together. I can't wait to see the finished project with all the crafty stuff I've done for it and in turn, show you the end result! I'm looking forward to having a new room to hang out in. I'm starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. It will all be worth it.