Title: Hand Painted Wallpaper
Good Morning Lil Luna readers, this is Sarah from Boxwood Clippings. I’m really excited to be here today to share a project I’ve been working on in my home for the past month or so.
I’ve been craving a wallpapered accent wall ever since we moved into our new home about four years ago, but there were a couple of problems with this. Firstly, the walls are textured; and secondly, wall paper can be quite expensive. After seeing fellow bloggers hand paint walls (see HERE, and HERE) I was more than inspired to create my own.
My first job was to decide the pattern I wanted. Originally, I was going to do something very clean and graphic like Johnathan Adler’s Nixon Wallpaper, but decided against it because free-handing lines can never be perfect, and I don’t trust stencils not to bleed. So, I went with a design that was inspired by Oh Joy’s Petal Pusher, figuring florals were more forgiving than straight lines.
I spent probably a total of 20 hours painting.
Supplies used were:
1/2 a tub of Martha Stewart’s Metallic Paint (only $5.48 at the Home Depot)
a paint brush
some masking tape.
Paint is by far the most affordable way to change up a room and make a massive impact, but for some reason I think most people are scared of getting the paint brush out. My advice is to just go for it; I think you’ll surprise yourselves.
WOW – Love it!! Looks like it came straight from a magazine! Great job, Sarah!
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