My bedroom needed a feature wall. Yes NEEDED. I love accent trim walls. I’m not much of a person who loves art. I’d rather make a classic trim wall than hang art.
I saw this style of wall from @inhonorofdesign. I was smitten. A perfect mix of classic and modern.
What you need
- Mitre saw
- Measuring tape
- Level (or use a level app)
- Picture frame molding. I used 10 boards of these (8ft long each)
- Nail gun and 1 1/4 inch nails
- Dap Drywall filler
- Scrap cloth
This is based on my wall which is 145 inches long and 9ft high. Please adjust based on your wall. All measurements are to the long edge of the cuts. You will need to do some high school math to figure out the length of B
- A- 6 trapezoid pieces that were 6ft long with 45* angles
- B- 6 trapezoid pieces that were 25inches long with 45* angles
- C- 12 parallelogram pieces that were 6inches long with 45* angles
- D- 12 parallelogram pieces that were 6inches long with 45* angles (opposite angles from C)
I cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure that each set is the exact same size. Don’t measure and cut. No!! They won’t be perfect. Use a stop block!
A stop block is a clamped off block that every since piece nudges up to to ensure they are all the same size. See the video below on how to set up your stop block.
1. I started 8 inches away from the wall so that you could still see the trim with the curtains fluffed out. Start with the bottom and start building.
2. Use a level on every single piece. I even used a level app to get into the small spaces. Nail in at each edge and middle of each piece of trim
Tip: don’t brisk the top edge of one of the long pieces. You will need to squeeze it in to close any small gals (I was 1/4 inch off but I was able to squeeze in the 7ft piece)
3. I built the two outside panels first. Then I built the middle, centring it
4. The finishing touches are so important. You need to fill all the holes and seams on the wood with drywall filler. I use LESS filler and wipe off after a few min. That way I don’t have to sand.
5. Caulk the seams. Make sure the tip of your caulk is cut as small as possible. Run the caulk and then wipe off excess with a damp finger.
6. Paint the trim
Now that you’re done, enjoy your new feature wall!