Black bedroom accent wall? Have you gone mad?
My husband is Mr. DIY. He can fix anything, build almost anything, and as it turns out, has a major artistic side!
He found an idea online, tweaked it, and made it our own. Our bedroom accent wall is not only STUNNING, it is classy and subtle, which we love. We are not over-the-top, ornate people. So when I first saw this wall I was a little hesitant. Not gonna lie.
But my husband had his heart and mind set on this project and I am SO glad he did! It turned out incredible.
How did he build this accent wall?
Building this black accent wall took LOTS of measuring and cutting. Many, many trips up and down the stairs to cut tiny pieces of wood.We found a pattern online that we liked and took it from there.
Paint the wall the desired color, we chose Benjamin Moore’s black ink. We chose this color because we knew we wanted black, but not a stark jet black. This color has a hue of charcoal to cut the black.
Prior to committing to the final design of the wall, we placed 3M painters tape on the wall with our desired to get a general idea of what it would look like. Once we decided on the final look, we started cutting.
For the ease of design, all angles used are either a 45 or 90 degree. The first board placed on the wall was the longest and we lined up with the upper edge of the bed. The second board placed lined up with the other upper edge of the bed. From there, the pattern developed. We wanted the focal point to be above the bed, with chevrons on either side drawing the eye towards the more detailed center.
All boards were placed using Loctite all purpose adhesive, with the longer boards requiring reinforcement with 2″ finishing nails. Be sure to locate the studs when placing the nails, otherwise they will not hold tight. The adjacent chevron angles were aligned using a level from one point to the next to ensure they each formed a point at the same height. Once all the boards are placed, nail holes and butt joints were filled with wood filler and sanded to create a seamless appearance. Then comes the joy of painting and touch ups.
What materials were used for the black bedroom accent wall?
Compound miter saw
2″ Finishing nails
1″ x 2″ x 8′ pine (or longer if you can find it)
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