Hello all, Martin here. You get me two weeks in a row. That’s because I’m on a DIY roll this month seeing how many creations I can come up with using Inteplast Building Products Accent Planks that you can purchase from Lowe’s. If you aren’t familiar with this product, it’s used mainly, well, as the name implies, to create a unique accent wall in a variety of patterns and color options. These planks are cool because they don’t have the permanency—or the installation pain—of wallpaper. That’s because they are completely removable and replaceable, applied with 3M Command Strips. That means no hammer and nails. They have the popular weathered look without splinters and bugs, and they come prefinished and ready to use.
To demonstrate their ease-of-use and versatility, I’ve challenged myself to see how many DIY projects I can create using the Accent Planks. Here’s another one: A picture frame backdrop that adds weathered character to any wall in your house. Let’s get started.
Materials you’ll need
The first step is to cut various lengths of Accent Planks to get your desired effect. Feel free to experiment to fit your style. I cut these planks in a range from 24”, 18”, 12”, and 6”.
Next, attach the Accent Planks to the plywood with the 3M Command strips that are included in the kit. Don’t forget to darken the edges of the plywood with the marker. You can also use paint if you’d like.
Finally, attach screws to the planks to mount the frames. The screws were included with the frames that I bought, but any screw long enough to go through the plank into the plywood will work.
Now all that’s left is to select the photographs you want to display and hang them on the wall using any frame hanging hardware. Look for my next project, and as always, let me know what you’re working on.