The herringbone wall in my office is done!! My husband was such a trooper and got it done in super quick. And I LOVE it. I can’t believe how much it changed the look of this space. Now all we have left to do is decide on the paint color. I keep back and forth, but I’m thinking about mixing things up and going for a pop of color. Either a dusty pink or a soft blue-ish green?! I can’t decide. Anyway, I had a lot of requests on Instagram to share our easy DIY herringbone wall tutorial, so let’s jump into it. It was actually much easier than we anticipated! Here’s how the wall looked when we started:
This back wall in my office is about 14 feet long, 8.5 feet tall. No windows, so it’s the perfect spot to do an accent wall! To start we got MDF boards that were .5″x 3.5″ x 8 feet. They were already primed and ready to go!
Easy DIY Herringbone Wall Tutorial
The first step to build a simple frame around the wall, which sat on the existing trim. Once that was in place, the vertical boards went up. My husband measured the length of the wall and put in a center vertical board, then measured from that board to the end of the wall to place another vertical board evenly on both sides. We ended up with three vertical boards.
Then for the herringbone pieces, he used 30 degree angles, with each board 12 inches apart. He started and worked his way down. He used liquid nails, then also nailed the boards into place with an 18 gage brad nailer. He had also previously marked all the studs in the wall, so when he tried to nail along those lines when he could.
He did have to cut around the outlets, so that party was tricky!
And that was it. Super easy over all, but what a difference it made on this wall!
Well I hope this easy DIY herringbone wall tutorial is helpful if you want to create this same look in your home too! Now I have to decide what color I want this wall to be. I was thinking gray (lots of pretty gray paint colors here) but I’d love to go bold and do a pop of color here. Yesterday I actually picked up a gallon of the Magnolia Home paint in the color Ella Rose (dusty pink) and Emmie’s Room (soft mint blue). Now I just have to decide which one to do!