Planks or Drywall

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We are at the point of deciding what to do with our walls in the new living and dining room. 

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As the original plank boards are going back up, I’m having second thoughts about them! 

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You see how in these pictures the plank boards are clearly separated with spaces? 

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Clean and neat.  Straight and spiffy. 

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Ours aren’t like that.  Our boards are so old and uneven, there is no way to get a clear line of distinction between each one.   Ours would look more like this:

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And this:

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And this:

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Flawed.  Casual.  In a summer camp/cottage sort of way. 

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Drywall is whispering in my ear, tempting me with it’s promise of a smooth clean surface and illusion of perfection. 

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But our old sweet battered farmhouse is whispering in the other ear, begging for authenticity and freedom to be imperfect.   

Planks or drywall?  What would you choose?

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  1. i pop in here now and then...i have to say that an old farmhouse might not feel so quaint with drywall. we've added planks to an addition and we get so many comments on it....adds a certain kind of charm and character. once the furniture and art is added you won't even notice the imperfections. it will be like it was always there!

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  2. My first inclination would be to go for the planks. However, I wonder if I might tire of it after a while.

    In the end, I would go with your gut!

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  3. PLANKS! Everyone - everywhere does drywall. Your style begs for the planks. Be YOU and love it. By the way -- after checking out several blogs whose style completly clashed with mine -- yours was a delightful change. Your previous home was absolutely beautiful!

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  4. Imperfect is why you bought an old farmhouse, right? Your style will still be very simple and clean with the planks... just with character that the rest of us can only dream of.

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  5. Oh planks, for sure, horizontal plank walls are so beautiful, especially if they are original to your home... (uneven, rustic and all!)

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  6. Planks, for sure. Like Dawn pointed out, you bought an old farmhouse BECAUSE it was imperfect and rustic and beautiful in it's imperfection. WHY would you want to replace that gorgeous imperfection with boring, plain old drywall? At the very least, I'd suggest doing some of the walls in planks and the others in drywall as a compromise.

    Best of luck with whatever you choose! I can't wait to see pics of the finished product! :)

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  7. Drywall is smooth and gives the illusion of perfection but it lacks character. I have drywall (relatively new construction) but would love to create the planked walls. What if you did one focus wall with the planks and the rest drywall or vice versa? You buy an old farmhouse for the character which is what the planks are; you can have drywall in any house so it's not special. Can't wait to see what you decide.

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  8. I love the planks!!! as Anne said, rustic. Your blog is beautiful

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  9. if given a choice...I'd choose planks. It's a farmhouse. :)

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  10. Planks for sure and not straight/lined up perfect!

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  11. PLANKS!!!! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity! You can always drywall over them in a few years if you really hate it. But you won't!

    I wanted planks in my master bathroom, upstairs family room, and a couple of other places, but the cost would have been prohibitive at the time since we didn't have boards from a tear down. Maybe someday...

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  12. I had to LOL at this post b/c this is me I have a love/hate relationship with my plank walls. My house is not an old house we built it a year and half ago but we choice to put in wide plank pine board in the living room, kitchen, dining and master bedroom. And to keep the price down we used a lower grade board which means they have some gasps and are not perfect!! Them not being perfect bother me sometimes then other times I love them.

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  13. I like planks!
    BUT that said...stay true to yourself! Go with what you will in the end be the happiest with! Go with what feeling YOU are trying to convey in YOUR home. Is it rustic or refined? Our farmhouse has original dry wall & that can look pretty fantastic too!

    Can't WAIT to see MORE!

    Rebecca

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  14. Planks...I don't think you'll regret it in the long run...

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  15. Planks. But maybe you could do one of the walls in drywall, maybe where you will have a lot of hanging art work. It would be easier to hang and change as you like, and the lines of the planking will not compete with the pictures.

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  16. Anyone can have drywall. The planks will give the room more character in my opinion.
    xo
    jeanne

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  17. something to think about...are planks a passing fad or classic forever & ever look? too many 'popular' designs quickly become 'arg-ish.' :) or perhaps one wall instead of all walls. have fun deciding! :) Esther from fleur cottage

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  18. planks are authentic. it fits your home.
    however, I am confident you will make it look beautiful either way...

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  19. Planks! And if you get tired of them, take the time some day to do a real plaster job.

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  20. I would stick with the planks.. And the imperfection adds character!!

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  21. I love the planks, even if they are imperfect. I wanted to do horizontal planks when we redid our bathroom, but hubby disagreed. It would have looked awesome!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  22. Personally, I would go with drywall but have accent walls here and there with planks. I agree with other comments that eventually you may tire of planks, plus they might be harder to keep clean. A very dear teacher at my high school once said, "Perfection is an illusion. I'll settle for good enough."

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  23. The little imperfections you get with planked walls, uneven floors, worn corners of molding, air bubbles in original window glazing etc. etc. - that is the beauty of living in a historic home! Accept it and respect it's character :)

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  24. planks, planks, planks all day long!

    however, do what YOU and your family want most. no point in doing anything but that.

    ashley

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  25. Do both because it sound like you want both. I think that is why you are torn. Maybe dry wall the living room where you want it to look a little nicer and give you at least one space that gives you that clean feel.

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  26. Is there a lumber yard or mill nearby? Maybe they could stand them on end and run them through a planer. That would square them up and probably eliminate the large imperfections. You might have a few random widths when they were done, though. Just a thought.

    Personally, I like plank walls, but it would bother me if I had crevices that collected dust and dirt.

    Whatever you decide I'm sure it will be beautiful and that you'll love it.

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  27. Rie, I say embrace the planks! They'll lend charm, although not as much charm as your lovely dog!

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  28. everyone has drywall... only the very luck get planks. and, uneven planks are BETTER than straight ones. They're more authentic. i say, LIVE the farmhouse-- EMBRACE the farmhouse, planks and all!!! 100%

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  29. Definitely planks! You can't beat something that is authentic. Plus, eveyone has drywall - boring. Perfection is definitely overrated.

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  30. I would kill for plank walls. I understand how in the midst of the remodeling one second guesses themselves. However, the planks seem to suit the house and your decorating style. You can certainly have the best of both, but the planks have a certain charm that is hard to reproduce and have it look authentic. You have that opportunity....go for it!

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  31. Oh, I do think you should listen to what the house is saying. There is something so casual and pretty about imperfect siding. Planks for sure, for sure!!! All of the photos you shared are gorgeous!!!

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  32. It is no contest...PLANKS! I dream of plank walls!

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  33. Just another thought. If you put the planks up and decide they're not what you want, it will be much easier (and less messy) to take them down and put up sheetrock.

    If you sheetrock first and then decide you want planks, I would think you'd have to remove all of the drywall, because if you don't you'll have to extend all the door and window jams. That would be a huge job, in my opinion.

    I hate being unsure of what to do (and we've just started the site work for a new tractor building--eeks!). Since I'm always trying to look ahead, I'd probably go with the planks.

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  34. As long as you can insulate well to have an energy efficient home with the charming look planks would give to your home, I'd go with the planks. If you can't insulate and make your home energy efficient - I'd put up the wallboard.

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  35. He makes all things beautiful in his time... I say nothing is perfect flawed is good. It will be perfect in whatever you choose to do...enjoy this day!

    Smiles,
    Sheila

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  36. PLANKS! i can't help it. i had to use caps

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  37. Hi Rie! What a big decision! I dream of having plank walls in my home. I think what ever you choose will be beautiful!
    Hugs, Cheryl

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  38. if you don't like the uneven look, do drywall! or (this is crazy!) do planks in 1-2 rooms for a more casual feel. i like the planks myself, but you have to do what you love. if you love smooth & perfect, do the drywall.

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  39. Embrace the imperfections and go with the original planks. Stay true to the house and you will never regret it. It's going to be fabulous with your furniture in it. You know, that hi/lo thing, rustic walls and gorgeous french settee. ( By the way, I love yours and assume it will go back in there. ) Your farmhouse is begging to be set free from past renos. Planks please! ;)
    xoxo Dianne

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  40. planks :) i wish i had that choice!!

    xo ellie

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  41. Yes, I think the farmhouse is telling you planks. Maybe you want drywall right now because everything else is so imperfect but once everything is done and you bring in your beautiful touches you will be thankful you chose planks.

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  42. Planks, planks, planks! :) Oh what I would give for planks vs my plain perfect drywall.

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  43. PLANKS!!! for sure it gives that feeling of welcome to me. I'm building my dream home right now and wanting the feeling of a home that's been here a long time full of character!

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  44. Planks definately! :)

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  45. Planks seem to be the choice of most and I agree they suit your old farmhouse and style, but you might consider Gina's idea of some drywall and feature walls with the imperfect planks. I also have a newer home with drywall and would love to add planks to some feature walls. By the way, kids and furniture can be pretty hard on drywall.

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  46. I'm a pretty new reader, so I don't know your style, but if it were up to me I'd choose planks in an instant! Not just for the appearance, but for the sound. Sounds bouncing off wood are so much warmer and more mellow than sounds bouncing off drywall.

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  47. I would try the planks or sure....you can always dry wall later if it really bugs you:)! Your farm house is just wonderful and charming!

    ~Julia

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  48. So many of the pictures I save as inspiration have plank walls. I've coveted them for years! I believe plank walls would look so charming in your old farmhouse and with your creative and talented decorative touch, well...I simply can't wait to see what you do! Either way, whichever you decide, I'm sure you'll make it look fantastic. By the way, hang in there! Was just thinking of how difficult it must be with 6 kiddos and a major overhaul remodel in progress. I just used blankets to convert a bunk bed into a castle and helped put together a "spy belt" cause I kept getting the "We're bored mommy! There's nothing to do!" =)

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  49. I have lived in old farm houses forever.........to me they must have their original walls. Now as for your family, that, you must come to terms with yourself :-) I love them both ways actually, just a personal preference for each family.

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  50. I love, love, love the planks.... but, my friend has wood plank walls in her upstairs, and she said they "weep" dirt and such, and as much as she likes the way they look, they are a real mess to clean up after.

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  51. Planks! I have the boring drywall...

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  52. hi rie,
    we recently put vintage v-groove knotty pine paneling in our 1st floor bath reclaimed from our bedroom. the grooves left gaps that were very distinct and i didn't like. we opted to fill the gaps with caulk since we were painting anyway. yes, it was time consuming but it was the "authentic" look i was after.
    i had really wanted horizontal boards but we were doing our best to re-use what we had and keep costs low. love those pics you posted, several of them were my inspiration pics.

    also, we kept clapboard on one bedroom wall where the original exterior of the house was over a hundred years ago. i wanted to keep the authenticity so our carpenter had a mill cut some boards that copied the profile of the origianl clapboards on the wall to fill in where some boards had been removed. it is a bit rough cut so cleaning has to be done by a brush & vac but otherwise it's great.
    i say stay true to your home and of course your pocketbook!
    judi

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  53. Seems like some of both might be really nice - keep the character of the house, but add some smooth, clean walls too.

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  54. Chiming in on the planks camp. Drywall would make it feel so modern and it would lose its farmhouse feel

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  55. From what I've seen of you house before, I don't think you would be happy with the drywall. My vote is planks. :)

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  56. Planks -- after reading so much about toxic drywall, I'd go with planks.

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  57. Planks!!! They look so cool and would fit perfectly in the house!!

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  58. Planks!!!

    You can always change it later when you tire of the look, which I think would be a lot easier than trying to go from drywall to planks.

    Good luck!
    Heather

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  59. Planks for sure. Live with the planks and extend your house some grace. Be reminded of the beauty of the imperfection.

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  60. Our FarmHouse has drywall on the outer/Inside walls & planks on the inside walls & ceilings. Ive lightly whitewashed one ceiling....it has a soft color but you can still see the grain. I wake up to it everyday & love it. One room i heavily primed the ceiling & walls & used a white kitchen/bath paint & it has a smooth satin look. I like having both drywall and plank (we call it ship lap) in the house. Of course i lived in a cookie cutter house made in the late 70's for years & this FarmHouse is Home Sweet Home. I dust ceiling & wall grooves once every 3 months...not a big deal to clean.

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  61. I love planks ! I wish I would have put them in our house. You could paint the walls black before you put the planks up so the space in between the cracks looks better,

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  62. You have the planks already and they really add so much character...PLANKS! If you don't like it, it's much easier to drywall over the planks than to go the other direction.

    Maybe a combo of planks on a focus wall or two and drywall on the rest?

    Would hate to lose the planks.

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  63. I think that an accent wall or two with planks is a good compromise. I'm in the process of making a similar decision, and I too think I'd tire of planks everywhere.

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  64. PLANKS! = character and charm. Everyone has drywall and it would lose the farmhouse/cottage charm.

    If you get tired of it later you can always go back to it!

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  65. Planks! Everyone has drywall! But it seems you prefer more clean finishings, maybe you can use both, cant wait to see your home in progress!

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  66. PLANKS! Oh, please, planks, just for me ;) We have drywall. It's okay but SO VERY BORING. And it doesn't hold up as well~misplaced curtain rod? Giant holes in the new drywall! Mirror hung too low? Giant hole in the drywall! Wagon crashing into the wall? Giant gouge in the drywall!
    If you hate the spaces on the planks, you can always run a bead of spackle down the center. Easy peasy~and best of all, it doesn't have to be done all at once! So forgiving!
    Loving the adventure vicariously~thanks for the updates~

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  67. Definitely stay with your first vision and go with the planks, sometimes imperfection is just right. Love your blog! I especially loved your blog on the kitchen island... I love restyling furniture as well. It looks like you did a fab job! I have just started a blog...
    http://www.townandprairie.blogspot.com and would be so honored if you would sign on as a follower. Love your family photos, too. Beautiful precious Charlotte!! God bless, Andrea

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  68. PLANKS EVERY TIME...timeless for your farmhouse:)

    Karla

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  69. Rie:
    I think you know the answer....follow your heart. I think PLANKS it is!!! Just make sure you insulate well behind them. It will look great!!!
    Your decorating style will be wonderful!

    I love this blog!!! Keep us informed.

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  70. I love the look of planks. Have you thought of using NEW tongue and groove pine planks? Smooth and ready to go. Did someone already mention this? You can still have the look without the uneven spaces. Home Depot sells a 12 ft. length for less than 5 dollars and an 8 ft length for less. (I think it is about 4.5 inches wide.) We are going to use this on all our ceilings in our little place. The only thing is that you need to look through all of them because some are better than others.

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  71. If I could wave a magic wand I would change all my drywalls to planks!! have fun, Maryann

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  72. Caulk all the seams/grooves. This closes all the gaps and gives a uniform look, eliminating the "black" lines. Planks will look beautiful and authentic. Love your blog.

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  73. I understand why your going back and forth. I only lived in old homes until recently. I LOVE them!!! Our last home was a 1890 farmhouse. None of the farmhouses in our area originally had plank walls. In our town there is lovely OLD home a couple had dismantled and moved here from New England. They did everything in the house original. After many years they were transferred. The house was beautiful but it sat for years for sale. I asked my friend in real estate what was the problem. She said it's too rustic for people today. Twenty years ago it was the rage but now people don't want things too real. They prefer "the look" but not really rough. I guess it depends on your area though. Have you thought about keeping the kitchen and mudroom in a rustic look and drywall in the living room and dining room? My style leans rustic eclectic but I have to say there can be a fine line between charming and kind of run down, if you know what I mean. I'm guessing you know already if there's insulation or dirt that you want to stay back behind the walls. Sorry for the long winded post. I know those toss and turn nights...what to do?

    Kathy

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  74. Planks for sure....I love the worn, flawed look, imperfect is perfect to me =) Can't wait to see the outcome! Xoxoxo

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  75. I don't have time to read all the comments- cottage style is one I can appreciate but I don't decorate that way, so I this might be a faux-pas- but could you combine the two finishes somehow?

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  76. I feel your pain!!! I LOVE the idea of Planks but in reality I they would drive me crazy all uneven, all day, every day :) I would also worry about dust in the gaps!! You could always drywall and add some great paneling :)
    Lots of Love
    Can't wait to see how it turns out!!
    ~Ashli

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  77. Alternate with a little of both!

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  78. I too say planks! I love the perfectly imperfect look and who wants to be like everyone else, not us!

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  79. Hi Rie,
    What if you mixed it up...planks in the room that it most suits and drywall where it does not suit.
    Therefore it would break it up a bit and provide the eye with some relief from all of those lines.
    Also, you could alternate the planks run them vertical or horizontal depending on the space. Adding the illusion of height with the vertical and the illusion of width with the horizontal. Have fun!!
    I have joined you on this new adventure of renovating your new farmhouse...we are also renovating our home!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  80. PLANKS!!!!!!


    Ellie~

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  81. What are the practical aspects? Does dirt and dust collect in the spaces? Will little critters come in and out? You don't need extra housekeeping duties. Maybe a combo would be good...

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  82. Hello Rie,
    My vote is for the planks for the vintage charm of the old farmhouse. Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles, Paula

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  83. planks. the imperfection of a farm house is why you (we) love farmhouses. no regrets let the house be who it is. planks girl plaaaanks!

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  84. just my thought, but the true beauty is in the imperfection of the wood. unless .. unless you desire absolute perfection.

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  85. Planks, certainly...!!! I love the imperfect look, it brings character.

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  86. Planks..In keeping with the character of you home..
    Janet

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  87. the planks look perfect in their imperfection...your decor style is sooo nice I wouldn't have even noticed the planks ! thanks for sharing x

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  88. LOL, I'm also voting for planks -- but I won't be cleaning them. In a kitchen, I'd have to think hard about it because it's a hygiene issue (and I'm a grub!), but go for it in your living and dining area.

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  89. Plank walls!!! Life's not perfect but I sure love eit!

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  90. I haven't been reading your blog very long, but I think your essence and the essence of your family comes through pretty quickly even though I've only recently "met" you.

    It seems to me like you answered your own question in how you posed the question: "promise of a smooth clean surface and illusion of perfection" versus "But our old sweet battered farmhouse is whispering in the other ear, begging for authenticity and freedom to be imperfect".

    You seem too genuine (authentic) to be going for the illusion of perfection (isn't the perfect imperfection what draws us to farmhouses anyway?); and having a house full of kids just seems to necessitate the "freedom to be imperfect".

    What you do with that freedom is beautiful...something we're all waiting to see with this new space of yours.

    Planks! :)

    ~Jill~

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  91. Planks all the way, Rie! Farmhouses should never be "perfect" in any way. That's what gives them so much unique character - like no other house around. Dump the drywall idea at the curb, and stick with character and personality! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  92. I'm insanely jealous of the planks! I'd give my eye teeth to have them. Our drywall just feels so sterile

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  93. i vote planks...i think they look charming!

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  94. Planks, planks, planks...!!!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  95. Planks! They are beautiful!
    Not to mention that drywall will eventually have cracks with the settling in older homes!

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  96. I'm voting with others who suggest keeping the planks in the more utilitarian rooms or where they are in the best shape, and using the drywall elsewhere. I don't think you would have posted the question if the existing planks were not scaring you from using them throughout the house. I'm thinking of the added insulation of the thicker walls, including sound, and the extra ease of cleaning and painting. I love the look of plank walls but can see that an entire house of the old, uneven ones might just be too rough looking and visually "busy" for you. You like things simple, clean, spare but warm. There was a reason that families eagerly plastered those old house walls--smoothness, quiet, fireproofing, ease of cleaning and painting and papering.

    I'm sure it will be lovely, based on your previous house, so do what will be easiest for you and the family. Best of luck with the new home,

    Laurel

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  97. PLANKS!!!!! Enjoy the choice....i am surrounded by drywall and it gets SOOO BORING!!!! I'm sure it will be beUtiful whatever you do :)

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  98. Just think how much fun your littlest cherub will have, running her hands over all those uneven grooves and reading those walls! Planks have my vote, though I wouldn't blame you if you did a mix of both.

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  99. I would love to have planks. I vote keep the planks.


    Benita

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  100. Well Rie, it looks like the planks have it! :)

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  101. The pictures featured in your post have such a neat design flair based around the wall texture. For me I guess the decision would depend on what your decor style is going to be for the space as well as what colors you're planning to use.

    Tough decision for sure... Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

    Katherine @ thistle handmade

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  102. freedom to be imperfect, please!

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  103. Keep the planks. Keep it authentic. I think you'd regret drywall. The original just has so much more character! That's my two-cents worth! :)

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  104. Please put my old planks back up. Please don't alter who I am. I just won't feel like me with that new, smooth, drywall. The planks are part of my identity. I know you'll love me when I'm all clean and wearing a new coat.... a coat of any color you choose!

    Thanks for loving me Rie, and thanks for choosing me. I'll love you right back.

    Sincerely,
    Your new "old" farmhouse :)

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  105. planks!...
    planks!...planks..PLANKS!

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  106. well, I am presently putting up planks so I have to say planks all the way!!!

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  107. perfection is overrated--planks!

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  108. oh planks. please, please!!!!
    perfection is a lie. and dull to boot.
    enjoy!!!!!!

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  109. Wow, the opinion is overwhelmingly in favor of the planks.

    Although I think the planks are very quaint, I'm thinking that those cracks could harbor webs and spiders. Could that be a problem you think?

    I like drywall for it ease of cleaning but the planks would definitely give it character. It's a hard choice. Maybe a mixture of planks and drywall would be what I would do.

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  110. PLANKS!!!!! I like the imperfection. It's what old farmhouse charm is all about. If there is solid wall behind the planks, I'd recommend painting it black so the lines are more clear (or white if you don't want to see them). We put down some hardwood flooring recently and there are a few spots where things aren't perfectly tight because no house is perfectly square and it drives me nuts to see the plywood through the cracks! I wish I'd painted the sub-floor black first!

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  111. Hi: I am your newest follower. My vote is to keep the planks. I just love the look. I look forward to getting to know you. Blessings, Martha

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  112. How about new, even planks, like the ones in the first picture? Also, as in that same picture, you could install them vertically.
    kris

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  113. Planks all the way!

    You pretty much live my dream life, by the way. Six kids and fixing up an old farmhouse in the country of North Carolina. Dreamy.

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  114. I'm thrilled to have found your fabulous blog! Flea Market Finds is wonderful, you are wonderful! Keep the planks my dear, perfection is so ill perceived.

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  115. Hello,

    How exciting to renovate a farmhouse. We live in a Cape Style cottage house. I love planks. I think all the way with the planks. Our family room and are newest renovation of our basement all planks on the walls. Horizontal planks in basement and vertical planks in our family room. It gives it a lot of character.
    Enjoy!
    Claudia

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  116. TIME FOR A NEW POST....When you have a minute. We all so wonder where you are on your renovation.

    Barb

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  117. Oh, planks!!! So many of us wish we had that kind of character in our home. What a blessing that you don't have to fake it!! So special and unique!

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  118. Imperfection is perfection!!!! Planks.

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  119. Seen your blog in Flea Market Style and am now a follower:)

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  120. I don't know if you have decided yet but I vote planks! We are also in the process of moving in to an old farmhouse & have the same type of planks. Be careful painting them- I found that you can wipe down the cracks to further define them. I am also toying with the idea of rubbing a tiny bit of rubbing stain into the cracks between the planks. Good luck! Love your blog :)

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  121. i love your blog! simple and beautiful. we are a homeschooling family of six and have just moved into a forclosure that needs lots of love... it's encouraging to watch your progress! anyway, i'd choose planks in the end b/c i love the simple/imperfect detail they give. i know what you mean about being tempted with the super clean cut look of drywall though! a temptation that would have me fretting over what to choose for a while :)

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  122. Don't listen to that silly drywall - it's forgetting that it gets dings & nicks easily, and will require repainting; that it will be dull and not interesting. I know - I have drywall, and it's all those things. Just ask the boys who have run the couch into the wall, enough so that the couch paint is coming off & transferring itself to the drywall-wall... :(

    Emily in Michigan

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  123. Definitely the boards....! We have your old uneven car siding in our kitchen and bathroom and it's NEVER tiresome or boring. We broke down a TON of plaster to get there and have never been sorry.

    Possibly my favorite thing about our home....

    Vivian in Indiana.

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  124. Emily in Michigan is right!! Don't listen to that drywall, it'll lie to you! The planks are genuine, warm and inviting! And the uneveness only adds to their authenticity. :)

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  125. TIME FOR A NEW POST....Update us all on the Project!!!
    B.

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  126. I love the planks, but I see how you would tire of the imperfection. Is there room in the budget to install new planks, so you get the best of both worlds for a look more like the first pictures?

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  127. PLANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the imperfections and texture!!!!!!! So much more character!!!!!

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  128. I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
    http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/ and
    http://coastal-style.blogspot.com/ for everything chic and coastal

    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check them out if you have a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

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  129. planks - you could also fill some of the wider cracks with ??? there are products for that!

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  130. POSTING.....1, 2, 3!!
    We need an update !!!
    Sooooooonnnnnnn!!!!

    Thank you!

    B.

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  131. I agree with Barb...we are waiting patiently for an update...please.
    We feel like we are in this with you. :)
    xoxo Dianne

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  132. I'm with the plank people here! Although I am sure you have already done it because I am so late here. I love all the images here, even the uneven.lol!
    hugs

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  133. Well, since one of those older plank pics is of our house, I'm obviously gonna vote for the planks! :-D

    It'll be beautiful no matter which way you go though! :-D

    Layla

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  134. PS- It's the first one, with the gray painted door! ;-)

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  135. Don't do it! KEEP THE PLANKS!!! I am soooo envious of your planks. They have an authenticity and charm that just can't beat by drywall.

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  136. Planks, Planks, Planks!!! I have drywall and I wish for planks! If you ever tear out... I'll trade ya! Ha ha!

    :) Camille

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  137. PLANKS!!! (I have drywall and I would happily trade you....no one comes to see my walls) :D You farmhouse is stunning!

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  138. Ok, I see why everybody gets charmed by the beautiful pictures. We DON'T live in the pictures! We have little hands that go all over the place, dust gets in and a busy mom like you and me needs to keep up with the house work. Speaking of us, with four little ones, we live in an 1950's house, that had all wood planks inside the house, walls and ceilings. It's terrible to keep clean, especially in the bathrooms. When you have to scrape the dust from all those crevices with the toothbrush, and looks dirty ALL the time, is just no fun. But, that's me, I like to see clean wood and doors and trim and walls. I totally enjoy your blog and pics! :)

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  139. Wood floors are much in demand today because of their beauty, eco-friendliness, value and exotic appeal. Wood flooring has also become very easy to obtain, install and maintain with advancements in technology.

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  140. Very informative post. Thanks for taking the time to share your view with us. krk realty

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  141. Hey
    Saying thanks will certainly not simply be sufficient
    This sort of clever work and coverage! Keep up the good works
    Thank you!

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  142. you are living a beautiful life, which i am sure you treasure every single day!!! such loveliness and grace -

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  143. We have planks in our farmhouse and they are EASIER to clean that drywall walls. The imperfections are charming and give character. It's not a fad, it's an old style of wall.

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  144. I love the original planks. Soon to be remodeling our own home and taking it back to the original planks! My dad thinks I'm crazy, that it'll be too much work. All I know is I can repair all the broken sheetrock that was put up over it and is now crumbling which will cost more. Or I can rip all the that mess down and simply refurbish what's already there. Now, I know the planks are painted crazy colors and the floors are natural wood and the walls are paneling. Anybody want to suggest 1 paint the ceiling planks a solid neutral color or 2 strip them to natural and just glaze over them?

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  145. Just found your blog and I simply love your style and the work you have done to your farmhouse. I vote for planks!

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