If you’re looking to get your hands just a tiny bit dirty and accomplish a fun home project all on your own, we have just the DIY project for you.  DIY, after all, is basically taking over the world.  No one wants to pay someone else to do something they can do for themselves.  In addition to this, there is a true sense of satisfaction that comes along with accomplishing a project on your own.  A satisfaction that is only gained through the DIY experience, and no one can give it to you or take it away.

Ok, we hear you…enough of the philosophical stuff, get to the point.  What is the best DIY project you can accomplish?  A faux stone accent wall, that’s what.

Something like this:

accent wall living roomYou might be thinking that this is far above your experience and capability levels.  While it looks that way, you might be surprised.  Faux stone paneling is actually incredibly easy to install.  At Faux Direct, all of our shipments come with a step-by-step installation guide.  This can also be found under the ‘Resources’ tab on our main page.

The reason faux stone paneling is so easy to apply is because of how lightweight the panels actually are.  This is due to the material they are constructed from: polyurethane.  Polyurethane, unlike authentic stone, is easy to pick up and handle.  While it is not authentic stone, it looks and feels like it!  It begins in foam form and is cast from its authentic counterpart.  This makes the end result look almost identical, as all of the same cracks and crevices are present and it is painted to look exactly the same.  Doesn’t get much better than that!  Stone panels that actually aren’t stone, but look like stone, and cost a fraction of the price.  And are super easy to install!  Most people can accomplish an accent wall in a single afternoon.  All that’s needed are a few standard tools and either caulk or glue.

Accent walls are an awesome addition because they help delineate one room from another, especially in an open concept floor plan.  They are also good at highlighting a specific feature, such as a fireplace or particular piece of artwork.  The accent wall becomes the focal point of the room, and all of the furniture is then arranged around it.

So what’s next?  Head to our ‘Products’ section and select your favorite faux stone paneling.  Once it arrives (2 – 3 weeks later), you can install a gorgeous accent wall all on your own for the best DIY project ever!