DIY Painted Accent Wall Home Decor Ideas
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DIY Painted Accent Wall

I am so excited to share my DIY Painted Accent Wall for the February pin challenge from My Pinadventures. For the challenge we are supposed to try a pin that we like and tell you how it went. I am sure some of us may even experience Pinterest fails and that is okay! If you don’t try, you will never succeed. I tell my students to always try and as a “DIY-er”,  you have to be willing to fail.

“Mistakes are proof that you are trying.” -Anonymous

I was inspired by Thistlewood Farms. Immediately, I saw the hexagon design and thought I could do my own spin on this for my daughter’s room!

Eviction Notice for our Daughter

We moved our daughter out the nursery and into a new room and for several months I was searching for accent wall ideas to make her new space feel like home. It was important for her room to be special, since we were getting ready for a new baby. I didn’t want her to have anxiety or ill-fated feelings towards the new baby for kicking her out of her room. 

The Search for the PERFECT Accent Wall!

Looking for inspiration can be a very tedious task. However, like any “DIY-er” I turned to Pinterest because of the LOVE I have for searching for new ideas! I searched herringbone designs, gold marker murals, painted murals and anything else you can think of that might work for a DIY accent wall. Feel free to check out my Pinterest Board on DIY Accent Walls to see how many different tutorials and ideas I was looking at.

Finally, I had narrowed it down to three designs. A gold paint marker idea, DIY ombre hexagon wall or a herringbone accent wall. Since it was my daughter,  and with a little push from my husband, I decided on the DIY ombre hexagon wall. 

I was very nervous that I would not be able to pull this off, but…

DIY Ombre Hexagon Wall


My DIY Ombre Hexagon Accent Wall

We are in love with how this wall turned out!

Click here if you would like to read about the full tutorial about how I created a DIY Ombre Hexagon Accent Wall. I have step by step instructions and a lot of in progress pictures to help see the transformation.

Finished Ombre Hexagon Nursery Wall


Our finished DIY Ombre Hexagon Accent Wall (see more images here)

I am ecstatic at the outcome in the room. My daughter immediately was excited about her “big girl” room and didn’t care about about an upcoming eviction from the room we have used as a nursery for all of our children.

More DIY Painted Accent Walls

In addition, a few weeks later, I was looking at our small hall bathroom and decided it also needed a budget-friendly and DIY makeover. My answer again was to create a DIY painted accent wall. Here I went with a DIY Herringbone Painted Accent Wall. Check out this post about how we created our DIY Herringbone Accent Wall and turned Blah into Amazing!

DIY Herringbone Painted Accent Wall



Nothing beats the feeling of DIY Success!

This whole process was amazing and it always is so rewarding when you try something new. We love our new spaces and our new DIY accent walls. They truly make our home uniqe and one of kind!

We would love to see and hear about your DIY projects. Have you used painter’s tape to make unique designs? How have you turned blah into amazing all on a budget?

DIY Painted Accent Walls




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Hello! My name is Erin and I am a DIY nut. Currently, I live in Ohio with my beautiful family. My husband and I love making our house a home through DIY projects. I hope this site inspires you to become a DIY nut!


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