Time for another project! This time I’m going to be adding an accent wall to our basement thanks to The Home Depot Canada.
Throughout all of my home improvement projects, The Home Depot staff have been there to give me guidance and answer any questions. There are so many possibilities to create furniture and home accents without having a workshop at home. I like being able to show up with a plan and leave with the wood cut so that I can begin building, sometimes right in the living room when it’s too cold to work outside.
The plan for the basement is to create a board and batten style accent wall using Pine Select 1″ x 4″ Boards. I am choosing wood since it’s for the basement and I plan to paint it the same white as the walls currently are. Above are a couple of sketches I did to figure out the spacing and corresponding measurements.
Here is how the basement looked when we first moved in. Below is how it currently is after I painted it white for a lighter look and refinished the banister. Paint has quick and inexpensive results, but the addition of paneling takes it to another level and can expand the sense of space, which can be very useful in a basement. Natural light enters from the stairwell which should add some extra dimension to this wall once the wood is installed.
Once the wood gets up on the wall there will be photos of the process plus more behind the scenes on my Instagram.