One of the things on my bucket list for this winter was to create a statement wall somewhere in my house. I have a small, two-foot wide wall right inside my door, and thought it would be a great place to make a space that would make me happy. I’ve always loved the uniqueness of this wall – so I decided to incorporate it into my own home. Here’s a simple tutorial of how to paint your own statement wall.
Supplies you’ll need:
A sheet of at least 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick foam
Scissors or an x acto knife
Sample sizes of 3-4 paint colors and small paint brushes
Select your paint colors – I used three shades of red for my apples, one green for the leaves.
Once all foam shapes are cut, turn them into stamps by supergluing to a square piece of foam. Let glue dry. After work station is prepped, paint a thin layer of your lightest shade on your first stamp.
Press firmly onto wall, holding a few seconds. Some of the stamps may require a little additional touching up, but I avoided re-stamping it entirely. The partly-stamped, handmade look is what makes this wall so homey.
Continue process with your second and third shades of paint. Stamp randomly, but strategically. It is best to have a good mixture of overlapping, ones stamped close together, and then completely solo stamps. Keep in mind this project won’t look like anything until it’s finished (I was worried halfway through I had just made a huge mistake).
Once all colors of apples are stamped and dry, use your leaf stamp to sporadically apply leaves. I left some without leaves, did some with one, some with two.
It’s a little silly, and may remind me slightly of an elementary stamping project I did in the 90’s, but it adds some quirkiness to my otherwise cookie cutter apartment, and has made me smile every time I walk through my door.