DIY Accent Wall: Accents by Woodgrain

This DIY Accent Wall is made with Accents by Woodgrain, which is a unique way to completely transform a wall. Each piece is a unique mix of individual pieces of reclaimed hardwoods varying in color, texture and thickness creating a truly unique look that is easy to install. Watch our video and follow the steps below to see how you can build a beautiful reclaimed wood accent wall like this in just one day! If you’re looking for more accent wall ideas, click here.

We used Accents by Woodgrain tiles to create this accent wall.
New to accent walls? Check out our DIY Accent Wall: Quick Start blog post to learn the basics!


  • Liquid Nails
  • Measuring tape
  • Level
  • Nail gun and finishing nails (2” nails)


  • Accents by Woodgrain Reclaimed Wood Tiles


Step 1: Measure Your Wall
Measure the wall height and width, and make sure you take into consideration outlets, windows and light switches. This will help you get a feel for how many tiles you will need. We recommend adding 10-15% of extra square footage for waste and cuts. Keep in mind each box of tiles covers 5.75 square feet.

Step 2: Put Liquid Nails On Tiles
You should put liquid nails on the back side of the tiles. You don’t need a lot, a small amount in the middle and on two opposite corners of each tile is enough.

Step 3: Install Tiles
Install tiles on your wall with a nail gun. You might have to cut some of the tiles when you run into outlets, but this should be pretty minimal. Pro tip: Be sure to use a level as you go along, before nailing the tiles in.

Enjoy your beautiful accent wall!


  • Choose a balanced, unobstructed wall that stands out.
  • Choose rooms or spaces where you want to make an impact. Bedrooms, living rooms and entryways are great spaces to create a custom look. Select spaces where guests will see it, or where you spend a good amount of your time.
  • Bold colors really make a statement. Dark greens, grey, black and blue are currently in.
  • White accent walls make a statement without being too bold.
  • Try to pick a style of accent wall that complements the look of your home and room; just because you like a modern style wall doesn’t mean it’s the best pick for a colonial style room.
  • Go in with a plan and draw out your design before beginning.
  • Find 2-3 moulding profiles that you think will achieve the look you’re going for. Then, take each sample and place it on the wall to see which you like the best.
  • Create a jig if you have to repeat a cut. This will save time and help with consistency.
  • Use hot glue to apply moulding first so that you can adjust the moulding if needed. Then use finishing nails to secure the moulding.
  • Rent a nail gun, use your own or use an adhesive.
  • Once everything is in place, apply more nails to ensure it is long lasting.
  • Use putty to the nail holes rather than caulking for a better finish.
  • If using a paint sprayer, keep 1.5 to 2” of space between you and the wall for an even application.
  • Take your time in the finishing stage. The little details when you finish will make the wall look more polished.
  • We estimate that creating an accent on a 12′ x 8′ wall can cost around $200. This includes paint, moulding, tool rentals and other materials. You can save money by using tools from your home or borrowing from friends.

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