Everything Old Is New Again

On Monday, Tessa featured Thom Filicia’s old lake house in upstate NY. Throughout the place he had amazing wood paneling that gave such great character to each room. Do you feel like you’re going crazy right now? Wood paneling cool?? Yup, it’s back and it’s big.

One of my Sunday night rituals is to look online at my favorite stores to see what’s on sale. This Sunday, I didn’t find much on sale, but I did find something that definitely intrigued me at West Elm…Stikwood Adhesive Paneling…


West Elm-Stikwood Adhesive Paneling

How cool is this? What a perfect way to achieve a new look with texture on a wall behind a sofa, on a console, headboard or a backsplash in the kitchen. It’s also a great way to add character to builder grade homes. With its rich grains, these panels can be cut to fit your individual space and hung up in a few simple steps.  All you need to do is peel off the backing and stick! It’s that easy. (Gosh, I sound like I’m selling linoleum flooring!)

West Elm just announced a partnership  with Stikwood and now carries 14 varieties, including white reclaimed, barrel oak, expresso ash, morning mist ash and carmalized bamboo. You can apply the wood in a random horizontal or vertical pattern, or arrange it in a chevron or zig-zag design.


West Elm-Stickwood Adhesive Paneling

A kitchen island that has been transformed using white washed adhesive paneling.


Stikwood Adhesive Paneling

Definitely a great option for commercial spaces–gives you that perfect blend of rustic and modern


Stikwood Adhesive Paneling

I’m dying over this bedroom project.  Click on the photo to see before and after shots.  Love the chevron pattern!


HGTV-Stikwood Paneling

I have so many ideas of ways to use this in my own home such as giving a metal mirror a facelift.  Or, now I’m thinking about using it on the backs of my bookshelves.

Have any of you used this in your own homes?  If so, please share!

Amy Signature



4 Responses to “Everything Old Is New Again”

  1. Tasha
    July 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    Love, love, love, this bedroom. I never thought I would be inspired by wood paneling,but I guess that’s why they say never say never. I want this in our bedroom….now, where can I get this stuff in Iowa?

    • amy
      July 25, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

      I don’t know if you can find it in Iowa but you can have a look when you come to Chicago in a few weeks. =)

  2. Beth Pearlman
    July 24, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Wow, I have never seen this before but that bedroom photo is amazing and looks so fab! Thanks for helping keep me “in the know” about this trend. Beth

    • amy
      July 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

      I know, I adore the bedroom wall. I’ve never been a fan of accent walls but this one looks great.

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