One Room challenge is full swing and today I am sharing how I created our accent wall.
I wanted the room to give the room some height and also add some additional texture to the space. Here is how to create the look.
The walls are 8' and I wasn't interested in going straight across the middle. Luckily I was able to snag a bunch of scrap wood from a garage remodel on offer up and I used the long boards and kept the length - 68". The short boards started at 60" but I shaved them down to 45" and I love the over all design.
Rip your wood to your ideal size - Our wall is 10" wide and I wanted the ends to be bottom pieces. Overall i have 14 short and 15 long with long in the center - 29 total boards.
Prime the wall and the boards - Zinsser bin primer is my go to.
Find your center - in my case 5'
Get the middle board up and work your way out. I went with 2" boards with 2" gap. I found the center and measured out each way 1" and then got the first piece of wood up. Make sure its level. Start with a nail in the center and then once its level nail in the top and bottom. I created a spacer piece and worked out left and right over the entire length of the wall.
Fill in the nail holes with wood filler and then sand them smooth
Caulk all sides
Paint the wall with boards. I used a paint sprayer and it was a learning curve but it worked amazing with the corners.
I was able to get a great video of it all coming together
There are so many amazing designers on this Springs One Room Challenge. Make sure you check out everyones spaces