Can you believe that we are already in Week 3 of the Better Homes & Gardens One Room Challenge? The time has flown by. This week, I worked on a dramatic accent wall. To catch up on my progress, check out my previous weeks:

Week 1 Week 2

Tentative Weekly Schedule

  1. Mood Board
  2. DIY Headboard Makeover
  3. Feature Wall
  4. Nightstand Upcycle
  5. Dresser Makeover
  6. DIY Wall Hanging
  7. DIY Decorative Accents
  8. Final Reveal

Cost Neutral Update aka Budget

As you know, my entire plan is contingent on using what I already have and selling items to fund this entire project. So what have I sold so far? I have sold the following: 3 drones, 2 PlayStation Games, and Magnatiles totalling $80. Plus I have two things pending sale for an additional $46. In week 2, I spent $11 dollars on spray paint. In week 3, I spent $12 on Duck Washi Tape. I have $57 dollars remaining not including the pending sale items. The big question is what exactly did I do with the Duck Washi Tape?

DIY Renter Friendly Accent Wall

As you recall from my previous posts, I started with a blank, beige box. Beige walls, beige carpets only broken up with white trim.

Painting this headboard black made a huge impact. I’m loving it.

My mood board from week one had gorgeous peel and stick wallpaper, but it is out of my price range. For just under $100 for two rolls, I could not afford it. Consequently, being on a budget makes me think outside the box. First, I looked for inspiration on Instagram. As a result, I fell into the black hole of reels for a while. Finally, I stumbled across washi tape walls on Instagram. However, most were very simple designs and not much that gave me the feel of my inspiration accent wall. Consequently, I decided to create my own design based on wallpaper.

Accent Wall Supply List

  • Gold Washi Tape from Amazon
  • Scissors
  • A laser level
  • Measuring tape
  • Pattern (I made mine out of a cardboard box.)

The first thing I did was measure the wall. To make things easier, I decided I would space out the horizontal line 17 inches apart. Rather than write on the wall, I used my laser level to place the tape on the wall. I did not mark the wall with pencil. I kept the project as neat as possible since we are renting.

The next step took a bunch of patience. I simply used a triangle pattern to make my diamonds and x designs. It seemed the most simple plan for me. And since, I was going for a more organic look, I used the wide of my hand as spacing.

My goal was a dramatic accent wall. The gold washi tape really helped me achieve the look of my inspiration photo on my One Room Challenge Spring 2021 mood board. Every time I walk into the room, it makes me smile. And isn’t that the ultimate goal: a home that makes you smile.

I’m signing off now to go sell more stuff. $57dollars isn’t quite enough for a duvet cover and a rug. Until next week, pop over to the One Room Challenge to check out the other participants. I am so inspired by the designers and other guest participants.  



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