Accent Walls

Accent walls are the best. They add character, life and pizzazz to a room while still being an easy task to conquer. I have heard about, talked about and thought about accent walls a lot, but I never had one until earlier this week. I got it in my head that I needed, not wanted - needed, a sparkly wall in my house. A store I frequent had a similar wall and I decided to try it out for myself. I now want to paint the rest of my house to match that one wall, because I love it so much.

 My sparkly wall.   Photo credit to Miranda, she snagged a picture in the perfect light and I am forever grateful

My sparkly wall. 

Photo credit to Miranda, she snagged a picture in the perfect light and I am forever grateful

I started by picking a paint color. I then taped the surrounding areas, including the floor because I make huge messes. Pro tip: make sure you seal the area you tape. I have a couple leakage spots that I need to fix but were completely preventable. I cut in and then rolled the wall once. I wanted the wall to have texture, and one coat was perfect for the look I was going for. You may want to double up on the paint, but it depends on the look you want. Once the paint was dry, I rolled craft glue onto the wall and threw sparkles at it. I tried a few different methods to add the glam but throwing it was the easiest and gave me the look I wanted. We had a ton of fun throwing the sparkles and making a massive mess and the wall turned out great. I have noticed that the occasional sparkles do fall off the wall, but I might try a spray sealer to see if that helps. If I do end up sealing it, I will post an update. 

Since I found the idea in a store I had no direction to follow therefore if you have done something similar in your home, please leave tips and comments below, I have plans to do this in other parts of my home, so all ideas and suggestions are greatly appreciated. I also want to see pictures if you are doing this or have done it already. 

P.S. My husband loves it.  

 

Marika Lin

Surrey, BC, Canada