Super Easy Snow Storm Project- DIY Wall Texture

I got a little hut happy during one of the recent snow storms and decided to deck out the boy's room  with some wall pattern.  I was going to stencil it, but I was coming off a stencil bender and needed a break.  Instead I pulled out some paint pens and got busy drawing on their walls.

It took most of the day, but hey... I was snowed in and going nowhere.
To do this you just need some heavy cardboard ( I used mat board), an Exacto knife, a design (I went for a repeating rectangular line) and a few paint pens.  I used Krylon Short Cuts and Sharpie Paint Pens in white. I liked the Krylon, it just flowed and covered much better.
 Draw out your design and then cut your tracing template...

 I used tape to hold it in place and I traced away like a crazy lady.
And traced...
Start on a wall at the top left corner and do a full line of repeats across the wall.
Be sure overlap the last part (one rectangle in my case) of each repeat so it stays seamless.
Move down to start your next row, and repeat...

Bourbon drinks were had, and things got a bit unleveled in a few spots.
I also eyed the spacing between rows, so its not perfect.
But hey, perfect is boring... right?
At least that's what I like to tell myself.
You can do any pattern you like.
And hey, if you get sick of it-
it's only paint.


Dana Frieling said...

I was just thinking about you the other day and how I miss your artsy paint creations. I'm always inspired by your "it's just paint, go ahead" attitude. This project turned out super fun!

alison said...
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alison said...

The walls looks great! But I am completely obsessed with that headboard! Details? Is it a DIY? I'm looking to make one just like it. Thanks.

Danika Herrick said...

Hi Alison! Thanks! Yes, I made the headboards and will have a tutorial going up next week. It's really easy!


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