April 5, 2023
By: The Finished Space
Need a fun way to add some character to one of your spaces? Accent walls are a great addition! Follow these steps to create a unique, dimensional accent wall that will bring you joy for years to come.
Like any accent wall, the first steps are to plan and measure your space and determine what materials you will need.
For this project, you will need:
You can easily determine spacing using this calculator!
After measuring your wall and determining spacing, use the measurements to determine how much material to order. For this 11ftx8ft wall, 12 1x3s and 17 1x2s were used.
It might be helpful to paint your wall before installing the trim. Once the trim is up, you will have many more crevices to paint. Painting the solid wall first will give a nice coat before adding trim.
To begin, use your 1x3s and frame the wall. Since this wall has a 3-dimensional aspect, use scrap pieces behind the 1x3s to bump out the trim. Use the spacing you determined previously to create a sample board. Use this board each time to ensure spacing is even throughout the entire wall! Once you determine your spacing for the grids, install the rest of the vertical and horizontal 1x3s. Continue using scrap wood to bump out the 1x3 trim to achieve the 3-D look.
After you have all of your 1x3s installed, you will now use your 1x2s inside of the grids. This will hide the scrap wood used to bump out the 1x3s and create the 3-D look.
After all of your trim is installed, carefully fill all of the seams and nail holes with wood filler. Allow the wood filler to dry before sanding smooth. Caulk any seam for the perfect finish. Paint the boards and exposed wall with a color of your choosing!
And there you have it! I beautiful accent wall to enjoy with just a few simple steps!
Thanks Alex @DIYBYDNA for sharing!