Bedroom Redo Part 3- a pallet wood closet wall

pallet wood project wall via Funky Junk Interiors

This pallet wood project in the form of a wall has saved my bedroom! :)

See, I’m not crazy about hanging up clothes. Truly, I’ve had this “issue” since … forever.

So when a blank wall kept staring at me while my clothes were slung all over my bed, I came up with a plan. I dreamt the wall was loaded with hooks so I could merrily throw my clothes against it like some carnival game, hoping they’d catch! Fun! :)

First up I needed some wood. I’m an avid collector of pallet wood and here’s the stash that was destined for a new home.

I didn’t do all that much measuring as you’ll soon see why. However, there were some pieces that had to be cut down to size. My trusty miter saw on the patio did the trick. If you don’t have one of these, you totally need one.

First up, I painted the wall with an eggshell white.

Want a wonderful tip for achieving the perfect white? Get the paint store to add two drops of their dark brown mix to it. The colour is still white but the icy undertones are removed!

I was going after a strapping look, that’s why I wanted the wall white. You know strapping right? Old fashioned houses had drywall over plaster and slats of wood. I realize that most try to remove that old stuff from their homes, but I add it.

Anyway, I chose my strapping design to run vertical because I hadn’t seen that done before. This is why there wasn’t all that much cutting to do. I just fit it all in like a puzzle and screwed the boards in with my cordless drill.

Each board got hit with a level before considering it done so the lines didn’t go wonky on me. Ohhh, pretty!

So, the way I work, anything goes. Hooks of all types were desired so I did a thrift store shop as well as a snoop through the garage and came up with some interesting old relics to try.

In case you’re curious, my thrift store runs are truly to find the junk that no one else wants. Just means more for me!

Ready for a little bit of crazy?!? Here you go!

Annnnd, let’s load it up!

Perfect!

 Have just a fav outfit you want to get ready for the next day? Works great too!

(the doors will be getting makeovers too btw)

But I wasn’t done yet. This corner use to have a big honkin’ TV on a trunk. It was hideously big for the room, so my son was happy to take it off my hands. Yay, more play room!

I officially no longer envy those with walk-in closets because my entire room is one now!
The ladder is a wonderful way to hold jeans and the doorway to the ensuite is perfect for shirts.

Closet? What’s that again?!?

Thank-you BlogHer, for letting me come out and play with a fun new winter home project!

(all bedroom redo 2012 projects are HERE)

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  1. Looks great, Donna – adds so much warmth to the room. I’ve never heard the term strapping before – we always refer to it just as lath & plaster.

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

  2. Hello Donna,
    Honestly, when I started to read this post. I was not to sure about the wood on your bedroom wall? Wow, to my surprise! The finished wall looks amazing. You are so creative and insightful.
    Smiles, Paula

  3. Eclectic and not wonky at all! My question is, will you need to vacuum your wall? The roughness of the wood and the spacing between boards seems to me to be a dust (or around here pet hair) catcher.
    I do appreciate your sense of adventure.

    • Believe it or not, I NEVER worry about dust. Nothing a vacuum brush can’t handle from time to time. The wood was well sanded before going up so it’s pretty smooth! The sawhorse bench keeps the dog from rubbing against it I suppose and the cat can’t be bothered. :)

  4. Great. Now I’m looking around for a wall to attach pallet pieces to and I think my husband wants to leave me for you. I suppose I’ll have to designate a wall for him to palletize and maybe he’ll keep me for a bit longer…… till your next project that he loves anyhow. Thanks for not hanging lingerie on the pallets, I don’t know if he could take it!

    ~Bliss~

  5. Gah! Love it! Love that I’m not the only one who would rather toss her clothing on a hook (I currently have old shoe forms as my hooks) and LOVE what you did with your wall. Great job on the challenge and the execution.

  6. Love every inch of it!!! I especially like the wooden hanger used as a hook! I have so many of them in my antique booth, but they just don’t sell down here…maybe if I showed this idea they’d fly outta there. Too cute, Donna, too cute!! Best, Vicki

  7. Love it, what great treasures you have added. I am working on a pallet wall above my fireplace–but am painting and distressing the wood. Girlfriend, you need to get a miter saw stand–I got one for Christmas and it is so wonderful, and easier on the back and safer!

  8. I really like how your wall turned out. What makes it over the top great are all of the interesting “hooks” you have used. I love the upside-down hangers!! I’ve been thinking about getting a miter saw….it’s a done deal now!
    Jane

  9. Another unique solution to a problem. This would be great in a boys’ room. Or a mud room. I’m going to pin it, hope it goes more viral than the toilet paper holder. Ann

  10. Love it!! My hubby wonders why we have a walk in closet when the 4 outfits I have are almost always on the floor, hanging off the chair or draping over the laundry basket….I got a bunch of wood from an old shed- it would perfect for that- thanks for sharing and getting our creative juices going!! You are AMAZING!!

  11. You truly are a creative genius! I am in AWE! What an amazing transformation. It gives the room interest, texture, and a place for your “stuff” to land. I am just sitting here shaking my head in disbelief at your unstoppable creativity! You rock!
    xo-Lisa

  12. Hi there,
    How did you put up all the wood if there are not studs everywhere in the wall?
    I wanted to do something like this in my actual 10 foot narrow hallways, but my house is older and I don’t have studs where I would want to put the wood.
    Can you help?
    Thank you,
    Crystal
    I love everything about your site.

    • Real builders, cover your eyes! :) Fiarykin, I didn’t worry about studs. At all. I just screwed them in and called it done. The trick is to not over do it so you don’t strip anything. What you see is as sturdy as ever.

      Donna

  13. WawaWOW! You did an amazing job on that wall. I’ve always admired when people can take the most mundane, “ugly” objects and make them work–and let’s be honest what you did here was waaaaay more than just making it work! You nailed it!

  14. Donna,
    Only you could come up with this charming idea and make it work…I LOVE IT!!! I also love the new header too. I am now following with the new linky…also been following with Facebook and hope you will follow me too:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

  15. Oh, thank you for sharing! One of our daughters’ wishes is such a pallet wall. We have two addresses where we can pick up as many old pallets as we like (thanks, hubbie!!) so we’re definately gonna make this. I’ll show C. your post tonight, she will get crazy, hehe ;)

  16. Wow – I love that wall and the ladder, You have, once again, given me some great inspiration for my room. I hate to hang up my clothes too! And how beautiful it turned out!