Create an accent wall using IKEA EDSBRUK picture frames

Our friend @filiz.interior shared this brilliant bedroom IKEA hack makeover. She skillfully incorporated IKEA EDSBRUK frames to bring a touch of sophistication and warmth to her space, transforming an ordinary bedroom wall into an eye-catching focal point. If you’re looking for a simple yet stylish way to elevate your room’s aesthetic, this step-by-step guide will help you harness the power of these versatile frames and unleash your inner DIY wizard!

A step-by-step guide:

1. Measure your wall:

Determine the height and width of your wall and how many picture frames you’ll need to create the desired pattern. Consider the frame size and spacing between each frame.

2. Purchase IKEA EDSBRUK picture frames:

Visit your local IKEA store or their online shop to purchase the desired number of EDSBRUK picture frames. You can find them here: IKEA EDSBRUK Picture Frames

3. Remove the plastic/glass and backing:

Carefully remove the glass and backing from each EDSBRUK picture frame. You only need the frame itself for this project.

4. Plan your layout:

Plan the arrangement of the frames on your wall. You can do this by laying them out on the floor, sketching the arrangement on paper, or using painter’s tape on the wall to mark the desired placement.

5. Mark the wall:

Use a level, measuring tape, and a pencil to mark the exact locations where you want to hang the frames. Double-check your measurements to ensure they are accurate and evenly spaced.

6. Sand and prime:

Sanding and priming the frames ensure a high-quality, durable finish. Sanding creates a rough texture for better adhesion and evens out imperfections for a smoother result. At the same time, priming provides a uniform base for improved paint coverage, enhanced durability, and accurate color representation. By incorporating these steps, you’ll achieve a professional and polished appearance that lasts longer and maintains its visual appeal.

7. Attach the frames using adhesive or glue nails:

Apply a strong adhesive or glue nails to the back of each frame. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper application and allow the adhesive or glue nails to dry, if necessary, before proceeding to the next step.

8. Secure the frames (optional):

If you’re concerned about the frames shifting, you can use small nails to prevent any shifting

9. Adding caulking

Adding a caulking step to your project can help enhance the final appearance and ensure a professional finish. Caulking the gaps between the frames and the wall and any seams between the frames themselves will create a seamless and smooth transition. Use a paintable caulk for this purpose, and smooth the bead of the caulk with a damp finger or a caulking tool for a clean, even application before painting.

10. Paint:

For painting both walls and frames, it’s recommended to use high-quality latex paint due to its durability, easy cleanup, quick drying time, low odor, and versatility. This type of paint adheres well to various surfaces and is suitable for indoor use. Opt for a semi-gloss or satin finish for easier cleaning and added resistance to scuffs, marks, and fingerprints. Don’t forget to apply a compatible primer beforehand to ensure optimal adhesion, coverage, and longevity of your paint job.

Enjoy your accent wall: Step back and admire your new EDSBRUK picture frame accent wall!

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