JustMy Home Ideas: Accent Wall
By: Jerome Robinson
This was one of my first DIY projects. I wanted a accent wall for my bedroom and I wanted it to make a statement. Not sure what the statement is that I ended up with, but I love it. I will walk you through it step by step, or you can email me and I will come and do it for you. Not for free, but I will do it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
You can use whatever colors you want. My suggestion is three very different colors to create a bold contrast. I used a lite grey base paint from Stewart Brothers Hardware in Bartlett. Benjamin Moore premium eggshell interior paint and primer Silver Lining is the base coat. The rest of the room is painted in this color as well. I have to plug Mark Streeter at this point. Mark owns Titan Group LLC Roofing and Painting Company! Mark did an amazing job on the interior painting of the entire house. But I will talk about interior painting in another post. I used Silver Streak as the top color. I painted my little girls furniture in a turquoise color and I used it in my pattern to bring a feel of the entire house into the room.
This is what I started with . . .
Next paint the base coat, let it dry for at least 3 or 4 days . . .
Come back and go crazy with painters tape. Some people say this is hard, for me it was very easy . . .
Next paint in your accent color to create your pop
Then comes your top coat. I was worried at this point that I would not be able to find all the tape for removal. But it turns out, taking the tape off it the coolest thing ever. Lines in the paint just start appearing in different places and going in different directions. It is so cool . . .
Now let's check out the process from start to finish . . .
A big thank you to Mark Streeter for putting up me while I figured out what I wanted to do for this accent wall!