8.14.2013

Stikwood: Reclaimed Wood Panels Perfect for DIYers


My decorating style and taste have changed quite a bit over the past 10-15 years. I can't think of a single piece of furniture that we bought for our first house 15 years ago that I would choose again today. Can you?

Over the past few years, it's been a bit different. My taste hasn't changed nearly as much. I think I've finally gotten my personal decorating style figured out. I'm not saying that from this point on I won't be changing things around in my home or buying new things here and there. #crazytalk I'm just saying that there are certain styles, design elements, and materials that I think I'll always love and want in my home.

One of them? Reclaimed wood. Reclaimed wood beams, fireplaces, shelves, frames, tables, you name it - I love it.
{Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles}
So when I got an email from West Elm earlier in the week introducing Stikwood Adhesive Wood Paneling, I immediately wanted to learn more about it. Here's the scoop - Stikwood is peel and stick solid wood planking made from real wood in several different colors and styles (they have non-reclaimed styles too). Simply peel off the adhesive paper on the back, and it will stick to any interior surface that is clean and smooth. 
One of the great things about Stikwood is that applying it seems to be a fairly easy DIY. No hammer and nails - just peel & stick along with a little bit of cutting. The Stikwood isn't cheap but if you can cut out the cost of labor (which you'd likely have if using full reclaimed boards), it may end up being a cost saver. It seems like the most common way that Stikwood has been used is to create an accent wall. The planks can be installed horizontally:
{Stikwood - Pinterest}
{Stikwood - Pinterest}
{Stikwood - Pinterest}
Or in any kind of pattern that you can dream up such as this cool chevron pattern:

{HGTV Remodels}
They also show Stikwood being used on kitchen islands
{Houzz - Stikwood}
{Houzz - Stikwood}
and table tops (shown on IKEA's LACK side table):
{Stikwood - Pinterest}
Where would I think about using Stikwood? I love the idea of a reclaimed wood kitchen island. These two images of reclaimed wood islands (using true wood planks, not Stikwood) are what I have in mind:
{Sarah Richardson Design}

{Design: Celerie Kemble; Photography: Stacy Bass}
I also think that Stikwood would look beautiful over a mantel similar to this gorgeous reclaimed barn wood mantel designed by the talented Anisa Darnell:
{Milk & Honey Home}
There are so many possible options - headboards, table tops, mirror frames, etc. etc. If you are interested in Stikwood, you can view the color and style choices and order it at Stikwood.com. As I mentioned earlier, it is also available at West Elm {here}. And if you're feeling lucky, hop over to Country Living Magazine {here} to enter a sweepstakes to win free Stikwood.

So what do you guys think? Does Stikwood have the DIY wheels in your brain spinning?
This post is not in any way sponsored by West Elm or Stikwood - just sharing a cool new product that I thought you'd love to know about!
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10 comments:

  1. My style has changed SO MUCH in the past couple of years... I went from simple, patternless neutrals to crazy patterns and colorful spaces. Blogs & pinterest are to thank for this great change. I love reclaimed wood - especially as beams in the ceiling and boards on the wall!!

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    1. You're so right - with blogs and Pinterest there are sooo many inspiring ideas out there!

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  2. Wow, thanks Kris for sharing the news on this product! I hadn't heard about it yet and I'm LOVIN' it!! I just ordered a sample pack.....

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    1. I know you love reclaimed wood as much as I do - am looking forward to hearing what you think about Stikwood!

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  3. Hi Kris,

    Just wanted you to know that I really enjoy your blog - thanks for sharing all your great finds and ideas.

    :) Lori

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  4. I haven't seen this! Amazing idea and great solution to adding a rustic feel without too much carpentry involved. Brilliant, West Elm! Love the kitchen island the best.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrower.com

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  5. Damn...I saw this but I am glad you reminded me!!!

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