This DIY accent wall made me go viral on Instagram with one of my first Instagram Reels! I got over 11k views in less than 24 hours. I was so excited because #1 I was able to finally make my hallway look amazing AND get more engagement on Instagram which is a win-win in my book! I’m hoping that I can help others do the same with this easy tutorial! Oh and guess what?! This project cost us less than $60 and we completed it in less than 3 hours (not including painting it). You can watch my video of the process below or follow me on Instagram HERE.
Let’s Talk Budget!
We couldn’t believe how budget friendly this project was and it could be even cheaper for you! Although we did have a lot of the tools to do this from our previous home DIY projects, this one didn’t need much! This Modern Accent Wall totally uplifted our home for less than $60. Here are the supplies we purchased.
Sherwin Williams Paint- (Clearanced)
Always check clearanced paints at your local Lowe’s/Home Depot stores!
20 boards 1/4in x2in x 4ft Square Unfinished Poplar Boards
Here’s the perfect DIY for a beginner-advanced DIY’er. We will show you step-by-step on how to create your own masterpiece to totally uplift your home. AND you won’t have to spend a ton of money.
- 20 boards 1/4in x2in x 4ft Square Unfinished Poplar Boards
- depending on how big or small your wall is you may need more or less
- Paint Brush
- Paint Roller
- Paint Tray/ Cup
- Finish Nailer
- Miter Saw
- Carpenter’s Square
- Palm Sander
- Tape Measure
- Wood Filler
Let’s Get Started!
- Step one; you can Google many different options on Google Images. There are so many different patterns. We couldn’t decide on just one, and as we went on with the project we just created our own. It was still nice to be able to have a guide between all of our favorites we had chosen.
- Lay out all of your boards in your garage or wherever you have room and paint them. We first painted them with a paint brush and then rolled them to smooth out the paint streaks. Let dry for a little while, ours didn’t take long at all. If you have extra paint from when you originally painted the wall you’re doing this to then I would paint them that color so you are able to skip step 8.
- We started out with the master shape in the center of the wall, using your carpenter’s square to get all of your angles right. Then worked outwards from there.
- Start measuring, marking, and cutting your pieces of wood one at a time to slowly build your masterpiece.
**TIP: Don’t forget to make all of your angled cuts go flush with the ceiling.
- We knew we wanted triangle shapes on the bottom and top, so we focused on those first. Then, we added in the lines on the sides and in between after standing back to look at it countless times.
- Once you have the pattern you want done on the wall then you start wood filling all of the nail holes.
- We then used the palm sander to sand down any joints to smooth them together and also sanded where we had filled the nail holes.
- After that, we took a washcloth and dusted away any of the crumbs from sanding.
- Then we started painting, first we trimmed out all around the boards and then roller painted in between, it took some time to do this part but turned out absolutely amazing.
- We needed a second coat so we finished up with that and then obsessed over our newest project 🙂