A DIY Color Block wall feature in our son’s bedroom completes his mature and modern makeover.
We are approaching one year in our fixer upper home and have tackled so many projects here. At the start of quarantine I created this Sharpie Herringbone Wall in our son’s room.
Since then (maybe out of boredom) we have rearranged his bedroom, leaving an opportunity to create another fun color block wall feature.
Unfortunately, my husband was NOT on board with painting more walls in this space. I came up with a plan to make this project completely TEMPORARY!
Using 1/8″ sheets of plywood, I was able to create an inspirational corner in our son’s superhero themed bedroom where he can build LEGO’s, play games on his iPad, and do school work at his desk.
One of the first steps I usually take to design a space is to create a Pinterest board and pin as many inspirational photos I can find. From there I can go back and decided which elements I love and want to incorporate into the space.
You can view the Boy’s Bedroom board here.
I knew I wanted to include easily accessible storage options for smaller LEGO’s, as well as shelving to display his favorite superhero action figures and cars.
The color palette needed to be modern with a touch of bohemian vibe and masculine. I chose to use the same Black Magic paint color from the herringbone accent wall along with a color to warm up the space while keeping it neutral, Mission Brown. [Original wall color is SW Pure White.]
Using a brad nailer, I hung the plywood on the wall where I was going to be painting. I chose not to use liquid nails to the plywood to ensure less damage that would need to be repaired in the event we decide the remove the color block wall in the future.
Seams were filled with joint compound and caulk was applied where the wood meets the wall. All plywood received a coat of Kilz Primer before painting.
Floating shelves were created to display action figures and other small toys using these brackets I found at Home Depot and scrap wood from our garage.
The rail and containers are SUNNERSTA from Ikea and will house smaller LEGO pieces for building at his desk.
I just love the addition of this color block wall and so does our son! It’s a fun balance of his style and mine.