I was looking for some recycled timber wall images when I stumbled across these by designer Piet Hein Eek.
|all images via designer Piet Hein Eek|
No kidding, these are actually wallpapers! Having worked with recycled timber quite a bit it I understand how hard it is to achieve this look and still have a smooth practical wall. This is a fantastic option to achieve this look in a wallpaper!
If you are still after the recycled look but with a smooth practical surface another option is to strip the timber and apply a new surface.
I used recycled timber for a feature wall in a store named Three Little Girls & A Boy Named Ted (link to the story and photos of the project). I have also added a couple of before and afters below.
The recycled timber was sourced from an old Queenslander style house in Brisbane. In its original form it had a lovely look to it but in this case it was a bit too damaged and gnarled to have delicate clothes hung next to the surface. So instead of keeping the raw look, the timber was then striped clean, painted with a natural paint and finished with a wax top coat.
|The early stages: From recycled timber complete with nails and weathered surface to new feature finish after being painted and waxed.|
|The final look kept the quality and age of the recycled timber but with a beautiful texture and smooth feel to it.|
If this look's like too much work you can purchase the wallpapers in Australia from Safari Living.