Reclaimed wood in peel-and-stick form
We love reclaimed wood as much as the next design maven, but our access to old barn doors and weathered shutters is surprisingly limited.
Enter Stikwood, an ingenious new peel-and-stick product that helps you easily cheat the look of distressed planking.
Using reclaimed wood as a veneer, this Sacramento-based company produces solid planks with adhesive backs that stick to walls, ceilings, furniture, beams and other flat surfaces in a totally convincing fashion. Just cut the boards to your desired sizes, peel off the backing, press into place and firmly secure with the help of a paint roller.
We’re particularly obsessed with the patchwork salvage vibe--say, the reclaimed barrel oak ($200 for 20 square feet) placed in a randomized horizontal pattern. That said, Stikwood’s design options are pretty much endless. A chevron application of the red barn finish ($240 for 40 square feet) would be great as a statement-making accent wall. And an Ikea table can be totally transformed using the reclaimed weathered wood ($320 for 40 square feet).
As an earthier, warmer home aesthetic comes back into vogue (buh-bye chrome finish), we love having an easy way to channel the look without enduring a full-on renovation.