Today, I am sharing the step by step tutorial on how I achieved the look for my master bedroom wall. You can check out the finished master bedroom design here.
While I was planning my master bedroom design, I really wanted to incorporate darker colors into it. I knew that an accent wall would be a good way to bring that pop of color to balance everything out.
Here is a list of the supplies and tools that I used to achieve this design:
2 and 1 inch finishing nails
1 x 3 primed MDF Board
1X 1 Cove Molding
120 Grit Sand Block and accessories
All Purpose Primer
Paint Accessories (For this DIY I used the Wagner SideKick Roller System)
Multi tool for sanding and small cuts
How To Make THE DIY WALL FOR BEDROOM (step by step instructions)
First, I cut the tempered hardboards to size. I measured the boards and decided to take the measurements to a home improvement store to have them cut it for me. I didn’t need precise measurements because it would be covered with moulding.
This is a great option if you just need general cuts for your project. It also made it easier to transport home in smaller pieces.
The second step is to attach hard board to the wall. I used a laser leveler, which was very helpful in ensuring I had straight lines. I attached the hard board to the wall by using 1 inch finishing nails. You want to make sure to nail at angle, so it holds firmer to the wall.
The wall had 8 sections with the top part being longer than the bottom half. I cut my MDF boards to size based on these measurements.
You want to measure each section and board; majority of walls will never be precise in length and width and are typically off by fractions. Make sure to consider these small discrepancies, so you have a wall that looks symmetrical.
Attach the MDF boards using 2-inch finishing nails at an angle.
Next step is to cut and attach the cove molding. This is what gives it the finished look. The molding should be cut at 90-degree angles, which is like a picture frame. Using 1 inch finishing nails, attach the molding the boards.
Use wood filler to fill nail holes and caulk to fill spaces where the hardboards meet MDF or wall.
Using 120 grit sandpaper, sand filled areas until they are smooth. Use a dry or wet cloth to clean debris after sanding.
Now, it is time to prime the boards and prep it for paint. Make sure to cover the floor in the area and take off sections with painter’s tape to protect the area.
When dry apply your first coat of paint. I used Sherwin Williams Peppercorn in matte for the walls and Peppercorn in semi-gloss for the MDF boards and cove molding.
Let dry and apply second coat.
I used the Wagner Sidekick roller system, and it was such an amazing setup. The design allows for no paint trays, which reduces the mess.
What do you think about this DIY project? Let me know in the comments if you plan on making your own.
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