How to make your room SAWEEEET with only $11.00, decorative painting with painter’s tape

Aug 1st, 2009

Below is a picture of my office. Do you want to know how to create this wall in your home for CHEAP with a capital C?

As you can imagine, me and painter’s tape, yeah we are BEST friends. I can’t live without her lately. One roll of painter’s tape costs around $6.00 at Home Depot.

I ALWAYS check for “OOPS” paint when I go to Home Depot. These are paints that someone has returned and Home Depot sells them for $5.00 a gallon. I lucked out and found a scrupulous blue Ralph Lauren gallon of metallic paint. And if you plan to only paint one wall…why pay full price when you will only need 1/2 a gallon anyway!?!?

I then created the leaves using the same concept I shared with you earlier in this post. I covered a piece of wax paper with the tape, cut out the leaves, and then stuck them to the wall.

I had to be careful that the edges of the tape were pressed firmly against the wall.You can then use paintable caulk along the edge of the tape..which will you give you a nice clean, crisp line with no touch ups needed when you peel the tape off.

My cute hubby ended up painting the wall for me while I was out of town. What a guy, huh!?!?

Here is the final result. Turned out SAWEET didn’t it!?!?

There are so many ways you could go with this. A reader wrote in and said she traced flowers off her little girls bed spread and panited those on the wall…the possibilites are endless…If you do this project PLEASE send us your finished result..We love to see what others creative minds come up with.


  1. Megan D. says:

    Hi Brooke. This is Megan (Harvey) Dunford from Communications at SUU. I don't know if you remember me, but you emailed me your blog & I'm loving it! Congrats on starting it! What have you been up to and where are you now?

  2. Good Job!!!! this turned out soooo cute.

  3. Looks awesome! What a fun project. :)

  4. I'm loving this!

  5. The Nebeker Six Pack says:

    I love your blog!! You do what I love. Keep up the good work and can't wait to see more.

  6. okay so I did it but I did the opposite of what u did. I had to make a stencil and it turned out saweeeet. thanks allyson for the heads up! oh yeah i heard ur a hairstylist also? Nice to know ya!!! We stylists are pretty thrifty and creative!!! how do i post the pic? if I cant u can facebook me. the pic is in my saon makeover album. michelle fondario-lima

  7. Brian and Kisha says:

    Love it girls! Where did you get your leaf pattern?

  8. Stephanie @ and noah makes five says:

    Looks fantastic! I love the color and how you arranged the leaves throughout – great job!

  9. Anna Lemons says:

    OMG – I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it – I wish I would have seen this before my husband painted the entryway a week ago! Great job!!!

  10. What a great idea. It looks fab!

  11. Thanks for sharing this GREAT idea!

  12. genius! It looks great! thanks for the tips!

  13. Love this idea, but am somewhat confused about it. Would it be possible to go into detail more?

  14. This is great!! I am already planning this in my bathroom in my head! Thank you sooo much for the great idea!!

  15. I LLLLLoooove this!! Just bookmarked it on my "to do" tab! Thank you!!!

  16. Where did you get the pattern for your stencil or how can I get your pattern. I want to do this in my living room. It looks amazing.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I really really want to do this in my office! Could you send me the leaf pattern please!

  18. Anonymous says:

    We just bought a little fixer-upper and I really want to do this! LOVE the pattern too. Ditto to weston's mommy – where did you get the pattern or how can I get it?

  19. I absolutley LOVE this! I really want to do this in my guest bedroom (ok, honestly throughout the whole house). Is is possible to get the pattern? I'm addicted to your site now and can't wait to head off to the thrift store to see what treasures I can find. You are truly an inspiration!

  20. what color blue did you use? Looks great

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