Last weekend, we FINALLY tackled a project that has been on my to-do list for a year! All it takes is deadline from eHow! haha! Today I’m sharing how to build a pallet accent wall and this project is super simple with such a big impact. We mount our TV on this wall, so we also figured out the easiest way to create pathways for all the wires BEHIND the pallet wall.
The finished product make a huge difference in this room:
Just as a refresher, this is what it looked like a few weeks ago at the Fall Home Tour:
Once the TV was mounted and the wires were hidden, I haven’t wanted to put the dresser back into place that was sitting below it. It just doesn’t look right, plus it takes up tons of space! Instead, to hold the speaker, we quickly mounted this reclaimed barn wood shelf with some oak brackets, under the TV.
There does need to be some storage to hold all the games and movies that was in the dresser, so I’m going to build a built-in bench that is the same height and width as the cabinet-bases of the bookcases. It will also hide the outlets and subwoofer, that need to still sit on this wall, but I’m disguising currently with a basket and a pouf.
Next week I’ll be sharing how to trim these bookcases out to look like built-ins…. another eHow tutorial that I’m so excited about! This room is nearing the finish line!
Because the pallet accent wall makes such a statement, I took some of the “clutter” from the coffee table off, and tried to simplify things a bit.
We are over the moon about this wall now, and it only really took an afternoon and 4 pallets to create this wall!
Here is the link to the tutorial I wrote on eHow:
It’s been over a year since I finished the pallet wall, so I thought you might like to see an updated picture of what it looks like now!
Since completing the pallet accent wall, I…
Trimmed out the bookcases to look like built-ins (tutorial here),
Built a storage bench between the two bookcases to hold decor items, and the subwoofer and speaker (tutorial here).
If you want to see the rest of this room and how things look now, check out my Spring Home Tour 2017.
Pin this post!