Adding paint to your walls is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to make your home your own. When we moved into our house, every wall was tan. I felt like I was drowning in T.A.N. Don’t get me wrong, I love tan to a certain extent, but I needed a little variety. Below is a picture of my office. Do you want to know how to create this wall in your home? Creating a wall like this is much easier than you may think, and it only cost me around $12.00! Don’t believe me? Keep reading!
Step 1: Cover a sheet of wax paper with painter’s tape. (see above image)
Step 2: Cut out leaves in varying sizes, and peel off the wax paper.
Step 3: Stick the painter’s tape leaves on the wall where you want them (see below image…we were not quite done yet when I took this picture). You want to make sure that the edges of the tape are pressed firmly against the wall.
Painting tip: If you use a small amount of paintable caulk along the edge of the tape and let it dry before you paint over it, it will seal the edge and prevent bleeding. Doing this will you give you a nice clean, crisp line with no touch ups needed when you peel the tape off. (See illustration in the collage above).
Sidenote: I ALWAYS check for “OOPS” paint when I go to Home Depot. These are paints that didn’t get mixed quite right, 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!?!?
Total Cost: $6.00 for painter’s tape, $5.00 for a gallon of oops paint, $1.00 for paintable caulk=$12.00!
I was thrilled with the end result. Don’t be afraid to paint your walls. This is definitely a crowd stopper in our home. Visitors love it! There are SO many ways you can use this concept. A reader wrote in and said she traced flowers off her little girls bed spread and painted those on the wall…truly, the possibilities are endless.
This project is part of SYTYCD, click on the picture below to check it out! Voting for this project ends Friday April 9th at 10:00 Utah time.
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