This blog post is sponsored by Behr Paint.

Today we are SO excited to be working with Behr on some super cool paint projects inspired by their Colour of the Year, Blueprint S470-S! We love this colour not only for its uplifting and timeless vibes, but also because it fits so beautifully with a bunch of the other colours in Behr’s colour range. If you’re not feeling like putting in the work to choose colours that fit with Blueprint, they’ve also created four STUNNING colour palettes centered around the Colour of the Year to make DIYing super easy. If you want to check out Behr Paint's range of products, hop on over to www.behr.com + check out their awesome Colour Trends page OR check out your local Home Depot!

Anyways… enough talking about the paints, let’s get to using them! Today we’re going to show you guys how to transform a space using the ever trendy “accent wall” in two fresh and bold ways! We’re also going to pair each room with a bit of a mini makeover to finish off the fresh new looks! Click here to check out Becky’s awesome ombre accent wall! Today, Kelsey is going to be protecting these basement walls from water damage, adding Blueprint as an accent wall, and dressing up the space to create a cozy little reading nook! 




  • Paint roller cages

  • Paint trays

  • Foam rollers

  • Paint brushes

Everyone has THAT room in their homes that is kind of forgotten about. Whether it be a basement, or an office, it’s that space in your house that kind of just ends up being a storage room instead of a functional space. I’m so ready to show you guys how to bring this room back to life with the help of some fresh BEHR® paint shades as well as some simple decor to add function! Time to turn this water damaged space into a calming and zen reading nook with a bold accent wall!

step one

The first step to any paint project is to choose your colour! I popped onto the ColourSmart® colour selection tool and looked for a colour that would look awesome with the Colour of the Year, Blueprint, that we’ll totally be incorporating into the room. You can check out the ColourSmart colour selection tool here! 

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step two

Next, remove anything from the wall that might get in your way (like decor + light switch covers) and make sure your wall is clean and doesn’t have any damages!

step three

Next, go ahead and tape off the trim and any other surfaces you want to protect using some painters tape.


STEP four

Since the basement walls have some water damage, we’re going to start by priming the walls. We prime the walls using the KILZ® Original Interior Oil-Based Primer, which offers stain blocking and mildew resistance.


Open up your BEHR paints and give them a good stir to make sure all of the colour is incorporated into the paint!


We’re going to start by painting all of the outside edges of the wall, along the painter’s tape we applied earlier. Use BEHR’s Elephant Skin on three of the walls, and then the Behr’s Blueprint on our accent wall. Paint the corners as well. Using a brush with dampened bristles, load up your paint onto the brush and move slowly along all of your edges! This is called cutting in.



Next, load up a slightly damp foam roller with Elephant Skin. Starting on the top edge of your first wall next to where you cut in, roll your roller in a ‘W’ shape (working in one small 3x3 area at a time). Continue this until your wall is complete.



Continue steps 5 and 6 on three of your walls. Then, continue steps 5 and 6 with Blueprint on your accent wall!



Time to reveal our beautiful walls! Gently remove your painters tape. If the paint is water based, remove the tape before the paint is fully dry! Allow to fully dry if the paint is oil based.


Finally, we finished off the space by adding tons of fun decor to complete the reading nook space!




And that’s it! I am LOVING how this cozy new space turned out!

If you’re feeling inspired but don’t really know where to start on your next project, Behr has this super cool and handy colour selection tool! It’s called the

ColourSmart by BEHR®! You can click here to check it out and try it out yourself!

If you guys end up trying out any of these fun accent wall techniques, take some pics of your beautiful work and tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #SorryGirlsSquad! Thank you SO much for reading + we’ll catch you next time!


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