Having a beautiful accent wall can transform a room. Learn how to paint an accent wall. I recently redid our living room and created a DIY Accent Wall with some paint. Check out this DIY Accent Wall tutorial for this budget-friendly way to transform your home.
I can’t believe that painting an accent wall transformed our living room so much. I’m really excited to be sharing my newest project with you.
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I’m going through a full kitchen remodel at the moment and part of a wall was knocked down. This wall affected the living room so it was the perfect time for an accent wall. I had a hard time trying to decided weather I should stencil, wall paper, or paint this wall.
Since the wall is textured using a stencil and wall paper might be tricky and using paint is budget-friendly. Let me show you how to paint an accent wall.
How to Paint an Accent Wall
The great thing about this is it’s really easy, you can go with your own creativity, and it’s budget-friendly. Also, the accent wall is the decor so you really don’t need to dress up the wall with items.
Supplies for a DIY accent wall
The supplies are minimal for this accent wall I created:
- 1-gallon of your base paint (I used Pam’s Lace from Sherwin Williams)
- 1-quart of the accent paint (I used Blissful Blue from Sherwin Williams)
- Roller brush
- Paint tray
- 1 inch paint brush
- 3 inch paint brush
- Painters tape
- Drop cloth
Painting your DIY Accent Wall Steps:
Step 1: Prep
The first thing you’ll want to do is prep the area. Remove furniture, add painters tape to your trim and lay a drop cloth down so you don’t get paint on the floor or trim. Remove outlet covers, tape outlets off, and tape off the ceiling. If there are any other things in the way either remove them or tape them off.
Next fill in any holes in the wall with some joint compound.
Step 2: Paint
Next, you’ll want to paint your wall in your base color. I chose Pam’s Lace from Sherwin Williams. I did apply 2 coats of paint since the original paint color was quite dark. Allow the base color to fully dry. If you do apply 2 coats you’ll want to wait a few hours before it’s safe to move on to the next step. I waited overnight just to be safe.
Step 3: Paint the accent
Now it’s time for the fun part. I went with using 2 different sized paint brushes to add a bit of extra interest. I started with using the larger paint brush making a mark in an area of the wall. Then I followed up with the smaller paint brush to add smaller marks.
The great thing about using the smaller paint brush I was able to make a few different sized marks. It looks like more than 2 sized paint brushes were used for this accent wall.
Step 4: Follow up
I allowed the paint to dry for a few hours before going back over the marks to fill in any missed spots.
Step 5: Put everything away and enjoy
After you follow up with the accent paint to fill in any missed spots. Remove the painters tape, drop cloth, put the outlet covers back on, and put your furniture back. You can now sit back and enjoy your newly transformed room with this DIY accent wall.