Pinterest Facebook Twitter Add color, texture and elegance to a bedroom wall with an easily painted rainbow wall. This colorful wall is perfect for a kid’s bedroom or playroom. You will also love the 100 wall painting methods and the 25+ unique wall ideas. Girls’ Bedroom with DIY Rainbow Shiplap Wall We love seeing pictures of what our readers have built with our woodworking plans. When Kimberly of Home_Kimprovements put the #imaremodelaholic tag on her daughter’s bed frame of our plans, we were in love! Plans a DIY House Bed Frame here but the star of this room isn’t the bed – as much as we love it! This rainbow wall is perfect – what little girl doesn’t like rainbow ombre wallpaper for all of her playtime adventures! Kimberly was very nice to send us info and paint colors so you can create a rainbow accent wall in your home too. Be sure to check out all of her cool home projects on Instagram! This post contains affiliate links. Learn more and read the full disclosure policy here. How to Install and Paint a Rainbow Wall by Kimberly of Home_Kimprovements This tutorial shows how to install a full wooden wall from floor to ceiling using plywood. You can also attach wood planks to the bottom of the wall to a wooden wall with hooks like this one. -Or- Decorate a shiplap wall like this 😉 Tools and Materials Ombre Rainbow Wall Paint Colors We just purchased Behr Sample sizes in Satin / Eggshell Paint from Home Depot. I also got samples so I can see the colors on the wall before we do anything. If you need another color, orange might work. RAINBOW PAINT COLORS (BEHR COLOR NAMES) Plan, paint and install the Rainbow Shiplap Wall Step 1: Measure the square area of your wall to determine how many plywood sheets you will need. The plywood board is 8 feet by 4 feet, which is equivalent to 32 square feet, and our wall measures 12 feet by 8 feet (96 square feet) so we used 3 plywood sheets. Step 2: Find the Buttons Find the buttons with the Stud Finder tool (usually 16 apart) and draw a vertical line with a pencil and level. This is where the buttons will hold in place. This is Sarah locating nail to fix her laundry room board – same idea on any wall 🙂 Step 3: Cut the Wood Panels Use your table saw to cut the plywood sheet. Cut the paper horizontally to a thickness of 5.5. You will be able to get 8 pieces of each sheet. Don’t have a table saw? Don’t worry, Home Depot or Lowe can cut it for you in most stores. You can also use a circular saw with an edge guide like this one. Read more tips on working with plywood. Step 4: Prepare for Painting Apply a cotton cloth and lay the panels in rows along the wall to make sure you paint each row the correct color. Step 5: Shiplap Paint Boards We poured paint directly onto the wood and used a paint roller to roll it over. We had to apply three coats to get the best coverage. Let the paint dry between coats. You should be able to start with the first color as soon as you finish the last color. Want an ombre one color wall? Use this tutorial to mix paint colors. Step 6: Cut the Shiplap Boards to the length you want to arrange the ends of the panels. With your miter saw, cut the pieces vertically at random points to make them look like the actual shiplap wall and not a straight line down the wall. Step 7: Install Shiplap Painted Panels Once the last coat of paint has dried you’re ready to start adding the painted panels to the wall. If you are using spacers the wall color will show off a bit so now is the time to paint that wall if needed. We started from the bottom of the wall, but if we wanted to do it again, we’d start from the top. This will ensure that if you have space left, you have to tear a piece down – it will be on the bottom rather than the top. Start on one side and use nail gun and finishing nails to secure panels along the line where you marked the buttons. Once you get to the end, you’ll likely have to trim the last piece to fit the remaining space. Just use the miter saw to cut that last piece. Step 8: The space between the panels is optional: Once you get the first row, start the next row, but you will use the regular nails as the spacers between the two rows. This will make it look like a shiplap. Continue along the way. Remodelaholic note: You can also use popsicle stick dividers like faux fireplace front or nickel plating as the dividers used like this wood wall. Step 9: Finishing Once you reach the last row, (if needed) tear off the last piece as needed to fit and secure in. Happy Rainbows !! Get the plans for building a home bed frame here. —— Kimberly, Thanks so much for sharing with us! Remodelaholics, be sure to visit Kimberly on Instagram to see more projects! Click on the link to see the featured story of each project. More Colorful Decorating Ideas: Pinterest Facebook Twitter Remodelaholic is a participant in Amazon Services LLC Associates, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Please see our full disclosure here. Publication Date: February 12, 2021 Listed Under: $ 20 – $ 250, Bedrooms, Beds & Headboards, Junior, Building, By Cost, By Level, By Location, By Material, By Style, By Tool, Decking, DIY, Farm , Furniture building projects and plans, game rooms and playrooms, how-to, kids, kids bedrooms, miter saw, nails, nursery, table saw, walls, wood and plywood etc. Tagged: accent wall, colorful, decorating, accent walls, girl’s bedroom, decor girl, kids, kids bedroom, playroom, playroom, plywood wall, rainbow, wall treatments, walls around CassCassity Remodelaholic started with her husband, Justin, to share their love of ruining walls together. 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