Getting Graphic in the Green Room – Accent Wall Style!

8 May

I decided way back some time last year that the green room was in need of a little makeover, (more details on that to follow, so stay tuned) and what better way to get started in that direction than to do an accent wall?!

Ahh, the beloved accent wall – a new one pops up on my Pinterest feed at least three times a week, and it seems as though everyone in blogland is doing one… and well … now so am I!

Check it out:


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I thought long and hard about how to accent this wall for a very, very long time – going from thoughts of a solid contrasting color, to stripes, to something stenciled, to finally deciding on something grahic, abstract and super colorful.  Even though this little project was a long time a coming, I am glad that I deliberated over it for as long as I did, making sure that it was something that I would absolutely love and that reflects me.

Here’s a quick little pictorial rundown of my day-to-day progress: (I am currently working on a more detailed how-to that’ll even include a little step-by-step video, so again, stay tuned for that!)


And finally, after making a few more tweaks, I called this turkey done!


My inspiration for this project came primarily from the painting below by my super talented and bestie, Devon Nowlin:


and also from this image that I came across on Etsy:


As an added bonus, I completed this project just in the nick of time to submit toward the self-imposed  “Pinterest Challenge” that the ladies over at YoungHouseLove and BowerPower cooked up to get folks to stop pinning and start doing their pinned projects (more on that here). So you can click on the button below to get in on this big ol’ pinterest-project-share-fest and check out lots of other fabulous DIY projects that the great people of blogland are doing and showing off:


Here are some of the accent walls that I have pinned along the way that have inspired me to create an accent wall of my own:


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Thanks for looking!!!!!


8 Responses to “Getting Graphic in the Green Room – Accent Wall Style!”

  1. mvaroberts May 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Seriously?! That is so cool. Now I want to see more pictures of the whole room, with everything styled! Please? 😉

  2. Very pretty! Love how you interpreted it.
    Coming over from the Spring Pinterest Challenge.
    – Anjana @

  3. Erin May 9, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    Wow! This is fantastic! How long did it take to complete?

    • applesforolive May 22, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

      Thank you! I spent a total of about 18 – 20 hours over the course of about 5 days. It was enjoable for me to finally paint a wall without using a roller!


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