Geometric Accent Wall
Give your wall some dramatic character with this easy to-do accent wall!
Paint the wall
I started by painting the wall and the baseboard with the color intended for the whole wall.
Mark the studs
Using a stud finder, we marked where all the studs in the wall were using blue painter's tape.
Cut your wood
We used 1"x2" furring strips. We measured the length of the wall where we wanted to place the first piece of wood. I recommend doing your longest lines first. Cut both ends of the wood at a 45 degree angle for the first board. Attach to the wall using a brad nailer/ nail gun. Try to nail the wood in line with where you marked the studs in the wall. This will ensure the boards are nice and secure to the wall.
Measure, cut, nail
Continue to measure where you want to place the next board. Determine which end(s) will need a 45 degree cut. There is no science behind where you put your boards. It is totally up to you and what you think will look nice.
Use a carpenter's triangle
It is very important that you use a carpenter's triangle when you are lining up the boards to attach them to the wall.
Ensure a right angle
If you use the triangle each time, you will ensure that there is a true right angle where each board meets another board and you should only have to do 45 degree angle or perfectly straight cuts.
Once all your boards are installed, paint all the boards to match your wall. I used a brush to paint mine and did two coats.
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Carol Brown on Apr 09, 2021
Very interesting project I am keen to reproduce. Though there is one thing I'd do differently so as to give the entire design a more finished look. I would use a strip of wood about the size of the baseboard to surround the project on ceiling and both sides. I think it would create a kind of a modern picture. But, hey, that's just me!