Updated: Oct 30, 2020
My husband, Dino and I created this amazing accent wall using wood!!
This is something that I've wanted to do for a few years now. When we bought our first home 6 months ago, I knew exactly which wall we were going to make as our feature wall.
Wood – We used Common Board from Home Depot or Lowe’s: 1×4’s for the boards on the sides, and 1×3’s for the top, bottom and angled pieces
Circular Saw and Rotary Saw for outlets and registers (may not need)
Long Level to help with the grid lines
Drywall Mud or Wood Putty to fill in nail holes
Started with wallpaper and a chair rail that HAD TO GO! Also, every single wall in our house is that gray which I do like but I also needed color and accents to compliment it.
My poor husband, Dino being a trooper and peeling off the wallpaper. Luckily, it wasn't as difficult as we thought it would be! He just used a wallpaper remover spray and scraped the remainder off!
Dino spackling the entire wall.
Dino then sanded and made a mess of the whole house!
I primed the wall with Valspar primer! I ended up having to do 2 coats..
Then I painted 2 coats of Valspar Ultra: Empire Fleet Blue (Wilbur posing!)
Measured the height and width of the wall, as well as where the register and outlet were located.
I enjoy designing anything on the computer by scratch!! I did this on the free version of SketchUp but I was told there is a free software that will do this for you called Open Source. I do recommend measuring after you get the border up though!!
We installed the 4 border pieces. Side pieces are 3.5” wide. Top and bottom are 2.5" wide. We used 1" thick pine wood.
Side note: I was TERRIFIED to use the Nail Gun a few days before this but after a few uses, I LOVED it!!!!!!
It's hard to see but I drew grid lines across the entire wall (the same lines on sketchup).
THE FIRST ANGLED PIECE!!!!!! Angles are not the easiest.. There were about 4-5 different angles that we had to figure out.
We got all of the right angles completed together and after getting frustrated with the angles on the sides; we had to take a break! Haha.
Dino followed behind me while I worked on all of the left angles and he spackled the nail holes! I do recommend not painting the angled wood pieces until they are on the wall but definitely paint the 4 outside border pieces prior.
The tricky part! Dino had to help cut these pieces carefully. The miter saw just didn't do it.. So we used a circular saw and a rotary saw.
The final painting after Dino sanded once more. Thank God we waited to clean the house till after..
Ahhhhh!!!!! It only took 2.5 days for us to do this and I'm OBSESSED... Wilbur was quite proud of himself.