It’s Friday… which means it’s the weekend and I LIVE FOR THE WEEKENDS. If you’ve been following this blog for ANY amount of time, you’ll know that I’m obsessed with white. I feel like it’s my favourite color even though it’s not even a color. Anyhoo… Since we put up our Plank + Mill planks on the fireplace in July, I’ve wanted it to be more white. I loved the wood, but I found it clashed with a lot of my home and it was hard to decorate around as it seemed “busy”. Well today, after crying to you guys all night over my Instagram engagement ( another story for another time ), I grabbed a brush and just started painting. Without even thinking it through for one more second.
I’m so glad I painted it because I’m in love with the completed look. I get a ton of questions about how we’re able to do all these upgrades if we’re renting.
If you read the initial blog, here, about when we put it up, you’ll know that the planks are attach to three big sheets of plywood – one on each side. When we move someday, we can easily detach the plywood with no damage whatsoever to the faux rock composite below. Although, the Landlord might choose to keep our planks up. It doesn’t matter to us.
We did this because we didn’t want to stick the planks right onto the rock because it can rip paint off.. so we didn’t want to damage the under layer at all. Especially since this isn’t our home.
We used a nail gun to attach the plywood to the below layer. Nail gun nails are literally the skinniest thing you’ve ever seen and the holes can’t be seen really. SO this was the best option for us.
As for what paint I used on the wood, I used “Magnolia Homes – Shiplap White” It is my favourite paint to work with ever!
Painting the face of the fireplace took me about 4 hours – I still have yet to do the sides as I ran out of painters tape.
Now I’m going to work on finding a color for my coffee table. I’m thinking something warm. I have to beat it up a bit more before I stain it. Love me anything extra beat up!
Hope you enjoyed this little project I did today. What do you like better? The White or the Wood? Let me know in the comments!