Are accent walls going out if style? I think not and even if they were, I say do what makes your soul happy! Who says we have to fit into a mold.
So, prior to this pandemic, I was going into the office to work at least 4 times a week and traveling at times twice a month. Then, bammm the pandemic hit us all and I was forced to work from home. I brought my PC home and worked from my dining room table. A dining room table is not the best ergonomic space to work from when you’re on a computer several hours a day. So, I decided to convert a guest room into a home office.
I knew I wanted a gallery wall to display photos of my grandies but I wanted something different. I love trim molding and have seen many wainscoting accents walls so I decided to use trim to create a space for my gallery wall. I love how it turned out! For the color, I used Benjamin Moore Hale Navy because it was a perfect shade of a moody blue I was looking for.
It was my first time learning how to use a handsaw and how to cut 45° angles, yikes I was initially scared. After the first couple of cuts, it was easy and I felt more comfortable. A few important tips are to measure correctly and ensure your 45° angles are cut clean. After nailing the trim, I applied caulking around the edges and on any gaps I had on the trim. After allowing it to dry, I painted the wall and voila it was ready. The paint couldn’t dry fast enough for me to hang the photos of my grandies. I really love how it turned out. I hope you do as well and I hope this inspires you to create your own accent wall.
The total cost of this project didn’t include the cost of the handsaw or the nail gun, I already had those. It only includes the cost of the trim, paint and caulking.
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Alright, let’s get this project going!