DIY : Sponge Pattern Statement Wall

IMG_8610IMG_8553I have a huge obsession with simple statement walls. Since moving to my new loft, I decided that I wanted to incorporate a small patterned wall just to add visual interest to the wall. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of blank white space but a subtle tone on tone pattern was perfect to jazz up this little corners nook. This entire project only took me about two hours at max and costed me a whole $1.50 (crazy right).

Here in L.A. we have been experiencing quite a bit of overcast which did not allow me to take the best photos of the walls. However, I think the photos show the idea!
1IMG_8558For the supplies all you need is a sponge, pair of scissors, paper plate, mixing bowl and choice of paint. I have quite a bit of assorted acrylic paints so I decided to mix a few to create a light grey color. You can definitely go out and purchase a small bucket of paint in your preferred color however this only costed me $1 in paint (I got a ton of paint at Michaels on sale).
IMG_8559Start by cutting your sponge into a perfect 2.5 x 2.5 inch square. Keep in mind that the thicker the sponge, the easier it is to hold while stamping the wall. In the photos below, you will want to create a paper template (2.5×2.5″) for the + sign. I then used a transparent ruler to mark 3/4″ off either corner. This creates a symmetrical stamp!

Place the stencil on top of the sponge and cut away the pieces of sponge you do not need.2IMG_85643IMG_8572The paint color was a mixture of white, grey and silver. I did not have a set grey color in mind. Just something rather light that was not too harsh against the white wall.4To stamp, put some of the paint onto a paper plate. This will allow you too get off excess paint before pressing stamp against the wall. I also used a paint brush to clean up the edges and fill in any missed spot that the stamp didn’t hit.IMG_8579I did not stamp in any particular order, just wherever I thought needed a stamp. You can definitely align all the stamps to create a more geometric pattern.IMG_8610That’s all there is too it! This wall was extremely easy to create and you can do it too! Feel free to create different sponge shapes (Possibly a chevron “V” shape). What are your thoughts on this wall!

2 Comments

  1. Lazy Sam
    March 16, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    Great idea Drew, I love how it turned out.

    • Drew Scott
      March 18, 2015 / 12:22 am

      Thanks so much! I am glad you enjoyed the post.
      Drew

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