We all love an inexpensive project that brings a high-end look to a room so check this one out!
Update a Wall With Trim
Back a couple years, I built this cool wood block headboard (click the blue words to see the project on my blog). But ever since it went up, I've been having trouble figuring out what to do with the expanse of blank wall above it. Boring. Yawn.
Thankfully finally something hit me, flat stock trim! It's cheap, it's easy, and I could create any kind of design on the wall I wanted! Sweet! So I opted for a diamond pattern.
I measured the wall (so sorry for all these terrible photos by the way, dark, dreary day and overhead lights, yuck) and found center. That's where the 45 degree cuts met. Tacked the strips onto the wall with a brad nailer and off to the races I went.
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Next was 45 degrees into the corners and crossing the first pieces. At this point, everything was marked for cutting on the wall, no measuring.
Once all the pieces were up, I patched gaps and nail holes with Durham's Rock Hard Wood Putty, then sanded those areas smooth.
Lastly all I had to do was paint. I opted to paint the trim to match the wall as I didn't want it to pull focus, just create a cool subtle pattern on the wall and make neat shadows.
It came out super cool, better than I imagined!
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