|My coat closet finished in Timeline White Skinnies.|
Purchase at Amazon or direct from Timeline. Curtain and rod from
Bed Bath and Beyond
Weathered wood... Its texture, color and pattern, its rustic charm, are a great addition to most interiors, whether to soften the crisp edges of contemporary or accentuate the cottagey. If used as a neutral, its natural feel and texture can anchor a room without coming off as imposing, or make an eye-popping statement. Timeline woods are available in several colors and finishes (finished with low VOC paint.) They range from natural wood tones to crackled red and blue, like this barn door... Wow!
I bought this product Timeline White Skinnies from Amazon (if out of stock try going direct to Timeline.) Given the location of my place near water, I wanted a rustic, cottagey, beachy accent wall to soften my decor which is mainly contemporary with a few hits of industrial: concrete floor, stainless railings. But I didn't want to overwhelm my rather small house, which is just 700 square feet. I tend to lean toward minimalism, so for me the pattern can be a bit busy. If you are similarly inclined beware of overkill. A little goes a long way.If you prefer bold, go for it.
The side and back exterior walls of the coat closet were the right proportion for an accent against my standard white walls (Behr Pure White, matte finish with primer, the most neutral white I've found) and the matte concrete floor. I'm very happy with the result.
|Gorgeous as flooring... |
specially finished to withstand foot traffic.
|Instead of a door, this curtain|
which uncannily complements
the weathered wood, from
the sale bin at Bed Bath & Beyond
INSTALLATION: It's a little over 1/8 inch thick and needs to be cut with a table saw or circular saw. My place was being renovated and I don't own the right saw so I had the carpenter on the job install it. He used liquid nails and finishing nails. He ran into some problems mitering an outside corner (the wood, being weathered, is not 100% flat.) Because of the rustic quality of the product, the unevenness didn't bother me, but he likes things to line up perfectly, so most pictures online show it horizontal, I had him install it vertically. But if installing it as a full wall, its uneven surface character shouldn't affect installation.
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