I created this easy DIY accent wall with 1x2 pine wood and two tools!
Tools Needed: Miter or Circular Saw, & Finish Nailer.
Supplies: 1x2x8, Wood Filler, Paint
Next the whole room got painted the most amazing shade of Green I found from Behr at Home Depot.
Its called Cypress Vine. I matched it to the bedding I found at Target.
Time for the 1×2’s! I purchased premium pine from Home Depot. I opted for the better 1×2’s to make prepping easier as furring strips are usually super warped and can be difficult to work with.
So if this room didn’t have windows on either side I still would have only done the 1×2 in the middle of the wall. You’ll see why below, but in order for the design to totally make sense- the 1×2’s can only be in the center of the wall. It also doesn’t have to be 7 like I did, but this made for even spaces in between each 1×2. Once the 1×2 are on the wall vertically, it’s time to move UP!
This part was a little tricky for my wall as I have vaulted ceilings, but if you have standard walls that aren’t vaulted- you’ll cut your two pieces at a 45 degree angle and match them into an ‘L’ shape. I had to cut my miters a little differently because my ceiling vaults at a 40 degree angle and then vaults again.
OK, stick with me here! So we’ve now got TWO pieces happening, one going vertical and one slanting into the vault.
In the case of a normal wall you’d have a vertical piece going up the wall and then a horizontal piece on the ceiling. For my wall, the vault is also my “ceiling”.
Here’s the best example I could find of this from @gracefully_jenni who also did an accent wall in her guest room! I added arrows to show how to do my accent wall on a normal ceiling.
After patching all the nail holes from my finish nailer, all the wood got a coat of Behr paint as well! A good brush is everything, so to get the best coverage with the least amount of “stroke” lines, I always use ZIBRA.