Buy or DIY: Planked WallsNicole Balch
Planked walls are very popular right now, with tutorials and ideas all over the blogosphere. Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick did a wonderful stairwell, above, and Jenny from Little Green Notebook just transformed her mudroom, both using different DIY wall planking techniques. Now a new product, Stikwood, aims to help those that are a little less power tool savvy create similar looks.
Stikwood comes as adhesive planks, similar to thick wallpaper, that are easily cut to fit without major tools. While I haven’t seen them in person, from the description I imagine they function much like Flor tiles, only with a more permanent installation. Still a bit of a DIY if you install yourself, but with the finish already set and no tools required. At $320 for 40 square feet, it is a polished, if not economical, option.
So which would you choose, buy or DIY?