Barn Wood Accent Wall for the Fireplace

Rustic Wood and Stone Fireplace


What is it when one area of your home is seeing improvement that makes you feel the urge to spruce up everything else? With our landscaping already looking so fabulous, I was staring at the plain drywall on the upper half of the fireplace dreaming of something better.



See what I mean? Just kind of bland. Plus I hated those outlets with a passion. Why would you stick the phone jack right there? Or perhaps place the plug on the side of the wall instead of front and center? I don’t know. As my mom would say, “A man designed this.” Or just somebody not nearly as nitpicky as she is 😉 When I woke up Friday and saw the rain pouring down, I was bummed out that it meant we wouldn’t have landscaping work done that day. We’d only made it to the dirt spreading phase and were supposed to see gravel, mulch and plants. Instead of pouting, I got to work! I had a wild hair to try the barn wood look.

10 thoughts on “Barn Wood Accent Wall for the Fireplace

    1. We do have a pretty wide variety, so who knows?! Someone gave that beauty to my dad, who already owns one so he passed it down to us. It’s such a blast, Charlie loves to ask for music and press the buttons. We’ve got a little country (Johnny, Hank and George), a little rock (Mustang Sally, the Beatles) and even some good classics! We’re now on the lookout for 45’s whenever we hit up the garage sales

    1. Thank you so much Katie! I know I say I love every project, but we’re really really happy with this one! Especially since it was 100% free! Those are always the best kind

  1. So beautiful! I love it! It’s too bad Florida looks funny with fireplaces. We have a beachy, surf shack house and somehow I will have to find a way to do something like this. And I gotta find the barnwood too! It really made a nice statement. You should be proud. So, 9 1/2 months pregnant, I’m impressed with that too. I’m still going strong at 6 months pregnant and I hope I’m just as active as you at 9!

  2. looks great! i too had the boring fireplace issue so i found a guy tearing down a barn, took all of the wall boards and floorboards and cleaned them up and did the same thing with the entire wall! Then of course i hung a skull and antlers over the mantle! your style is so much like mine!

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  4. I love this so much! Will absolutely try it in my home. Had been obsessing over this look for a while, but wasn’t sure how to go about it / thought it would be more difficult to pull off. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love the whole room!!! The tone on tone neutrality rocks! What is the ratio of vinegar to baking soda? We’re tearing walls out of our 1930″s farmhouse and I plan on reusing them (perfectly patina’d 2′ thick (for reals!) oak), BUT…they’ve been sitting outside for quite a while now and I’m not too fond of bugs. Especially chiggers! They get all over everything!!!!

    1. I use 2 tsp. baking soda, 4 Tbsp. vinegar, 1/2 tsp. dish soap and fill the rest of the bottle up with water. I also just use a 1/2 and 1/2 mix of vinegar and water as a basic cleaning solution. Scrub with a stiff brush (I keep a dried out paintbrush for this purpose) to make sure all the critters exit the crevices

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