I created this quick and easy accent wall to add a little interest to this boring space for no money!
When we were redoing the kids rec room, I wanted to spruce up the area around the fish tank. It was boring and drab and I just wanted a little bit of interest here. Nothing to much, and I was out of money for this remodel. I needed a little shelf to put the fish food and the internet extender on, but other than that we didn’t much for this space. So I added a bit of interest with this quick and easy accent wall for no money!
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I started with the same thing I did in the rest of the den – scrape and paint the popcorn ceiling, as well as the walls and trim. I painted the fish tank the same color as the trim.
Now it was time to add a little interest. I copied the same pattern I did on the desk. I drew with a pencil first, starting with the vertical lines. I added some angled lines using my protractor. The important part of this is to make sure you use the same angle for each line. Otherwise it’ll look awful. Use a level or other straight edge to keep the lines straight.
Once I had those, I added some horizontal lines at the intersections. Once I had the pattern drawn, I took a Sharpie and the level again and careful traced over the pencil marks.
That’s it! So quick and easy accent wall – for the cost of a Sharpie!
OTHER PROJECTS IN THIS ROOM
DIY Magnetic Calendar (coming soon)
Quick and Easy Accent Wall
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