A beautiful accent wall is a treat to watch each and every day, dark color always works well on these. This post is about how we did this accent wall and the challenges we faced along the process.
Before picture of the wall below
We started off by painting a few patches of the colors that we liked. The trick here is to wait a few days to make the final decision.
Started by removing the wall molding in the center. Painted the wall with 2 coats of the Agean Teal from Benjamin Moore.
We decided to go with planks of size 2.5 inches. You can get the raw wood from your home store and prime them and paint them. That we did here. The trick here is to get a smooth finish is very important.
I used a miter saw to cut the planks at different angles. More of the angles were 30 and 45 degrees. For attaching the planks to the wall we used 1 1/2 inch brad nails and construction adhesive.
- Miter Saw
- Brad Nailer
- Brad Nails
- Construction Adhesive
- Paint Brush
Next, we taped the planks on the wall with a sample design that we thought would work. Also did the frame on all sides to get a clear idea.
Here is a pic of all the planks that are taped before the final glue and nail job.
The spacing that we followed is close to 5 inches and 8 inches for the shorter planks. You can follow whatever works for you.
We attached the planks to the walls with brad nails and adhesive. Make sure to check with the level for each plank to be straight.
Used chalk to fill and gaps between wood and drywall you can expect drywalls to not be straight.
Fill all the nails holes from brad nails with wood putty and do paint touches. That will give you a finished look.
Thanks for reading. Will post a youtube video of the project later.