I was planning on writing about my cottage garden in my blog this week, but heavy rain kept me indoors last week. Not a bother though. I just chose one of the many projects that are bouncing around in my head. In this case, an accent wall in our family room.
I have done accent walls in the past only to have an uneven transition between the two colors. I was able to fix it, but it took many do overs until I got the sharpness I was looking for. To avoid having to redo the wall, I used a technique I saw on You Tube on how to create a the perfect edge.
Let’s see how the technique worked:
This is the wall in question. I like the color in the room, but I always felt like the couch and lamps disappeared against it.
I chose Ottertail from Behr. It is a complimentary color to Doeskin also by Behr which is on the other walls in the family room.
I taped off the baseboard and crown molding.
Then I abutted the tape between the two walls. This part is key to using the technique I spoke of.
Once the tape was on, I applied the paint color that is already on the wall (Doeskin) to the edge of the tape to create a seal.
I was skeptical but had nothing to lose at this point so I started painting.
As I was painting, I saw the couch and lamps started to pop against the color.
Done! All that’s left is to pull off the tape (fingers crossed).
I would say painting over the tape was a successful technique! No do overs needed!
I never would have thought an accent wall would make such a difference. It not only draws your eye in it also makes the room look bigger.
The couch and lamps definitely don’t disappear into the wall now. Love the change!