We have been living in our rental house for 2.5 years. Although it is very roomy and cozy, it is still very much builder grade. There are many upgrades in the house and all the walls are the same tan color. I was looking for something to pop like an accent wall. I didn’t want to do the traditional paint job that you usually see mainly because I hate painting so much. I thought about making shiplap but then again being a rental I didn’t want to put that many holes in the wall in the chance my landlord wanted me to take it down. I had almost gave up until I saw Sam Raimondi of DIY Huntress post about a real wood product that was applied with double sided tape. That product is produced by Plank and Mill. They have a variety of wall coverings ranging in different widths, they even offer kits for special projects like coffee tables, barn doors, and headboards.
1: Start with a blank wall or surface that has been well cleaned.
2: You will need to have a level reference surface to align your first piece. You can do this by drawing a level line on the wall or in my case my mantel was already level so I could just align my pieces off of that.
3. Peel the backing off the 3 strips of tape and push one full size piece against the wall. Make sure your piece is aligned in all directions with your references marks as this is permanent adhesive and could break the board if you attempt to peel it off.
6. Each remaining piece is applied just the same way as the first. Make sure you are applying enough pressure so the tape grabs and holds to the wall.
7. Decorate it anyway you want. Just make sure if you are hanging something that you are attaching your hanger all the way to the stud.
And that's it! Go enjoy your hard work and show it off. Accent walls couldn’t be easier to have now. You don’t have to be an interior designer to get the beautiful feature wall. If you decide to do something similar please share it with me.
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