I’m back with a simple but cool DIY slat wall project! After our recent completion of the One Room Challenge, I was all blogged out. We took some time to really enjoy our freshly updated master bedroom and take in all the hard work that was put into our new space! If you have no idea what I’m talking about then check out our Master Bedroom Reveal blog post!
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We were able to select the perfect wood width and spacing ratio. I’ve set this crazy goal to NEVER recreate the exact wall twice in our home. Now it’s always a fun challenge to find new ideas that are still consistent with the clean lines you all have come to know and expect from us! This DIY slat wall totally fits our style and it’s so darn simple!
We chose 3″ Douglas Fir wood for this accent wall but honestly, these MDF boards are a much better option! Be advised the actual width of these wood boards are 2-1/2 in. According to our calculations, we needed 12 wood boards, each 2-1/2″ wide and spaced 3″ apart. These measurements would completely fill the wall space we’d dedicated to this project. Some of the wood boards are cut at a 45° angle but you can get as CREATIVE as you want with the cuts! Have some fun and truly make this design your own!
Painting and Slat Wall Install
If you’ve been following our Instagram journey for a while now or have read some of our previous blog posts, then you already know what paint color this is! YES, Sherwin Williams Iron Ore … AGAIN! It’s my equivalent to the perfect white paint! Once you find it and you love it, it’s so hard to use any other color! We decided to paint the wall first, then install the wood boards using a polyurethane adhesive and our trusty nail gun.
DIY Slat Wall Reveal
After taping the necessary areas to protect the rest of the wall and ceiling, Hubby used a paintbrush and painted each wood board. Living in Arizona, most homes have textured walls which I’m not a big fan of. However, this DIY slat wall project is the FIRST accent wall completed, where the textured wall added another design layer to the finished look. There’s almost a leather-like quality to the wall which I’m LOVING so much!
Please consider these additional steps based on the paint job you have planned for your DIY slat wall. Lighter paint colors may not be as forgiving as my SW Iron Ore! There you have it, friends! Such a SIMPLE and AFFORDABLE DIY slat wall. Did I mention this project was completed for under $75?! It’s also very possible to make this a 1-day project but with our 2 demanding girls, both weekend days were absolutely necessary!
You all loved this accent wall so much that it is currently our most LIKED photo on Instagram! Even more than our master bedroom makeover! It was, therefore, only fair that I share the details of this well-loved DIY project! Would you tackle a slat wall like this? Be sure to let me know if you ever do! What are some of your favorite accent walls? I’m quite partial to color blocks, shiplap, and other wood paneling! Until next time my friends!