Hawthorne and Main
My house is an old 1950’s home. To say it needs updating is an understatement. The side entry has literally been untouched since we moved in, three years ago. I started off by giving the space a fresh coat of white paint, that alone was an amazing update.
I love how much of an impact paint makes. The day after painting the wall white I decided to create a fun focal art piece, right on the wall!
Let me first say that the image might look intimidating but rest assured, this is an easy project to complete. Just follow these guidelines and you will have some amazing accent wall art before you know it!
The fresh new Ultra Pure White paint is awesome but this colourful accent art is stunning. A little pop of colour for is as we enter our home.
This project is very customizable and is so much fun to create. For this space, I ended up going with 4 feet wide and have it extend all the way to the ceiling, which ended up being 90.5 inches. You will want to decide ahead of time what dimensions to use. I also recommend drawing it out on paper to make sure it will work and so you can get a feel for the design.
I would also recommend getting the entire design drawn on the wall before you begin taping and painting.
Use a measuring tape to mark where each line will go, making tick marks. Then, use a large straight edge and a pencil to connect the dots and draw the lines on the wall.
Follow these guidelines as you move from section to section. Following the pencil lines that you previously drew, apply the tape. Press the tape firmly to the wall to ensure good adhesion. Use a paintbrush to apply paint to the edge of the tape with the existing wall colour that is under the tape. Some sections will have multiple different colours so be on the lookout. This will ensure that if any paint bleeds, it will be the same colour that is below the tape. After applying the existing wall colour to the edges of the paint and allowed to dry, finish by painting the real colour you want.
Remove the tape promptly after you have finished painting each section. Wait for the paint to dry before moving to the next section.
Don't underestimate the power of paint. Instead of purchasing new, try to freshen up your furniture or walls with a new paint colour. I promise it will make a difference.
Once you are ready to move from section to section, you will be painting right next to other colours. Place the tape directly on the new adjacent paint colour. Add the tape on top of the new colour and as close as you can to the edge. Remember to bleed the paint.
This is the where all the other sections are based off of. Starting on the right, use the tape measure to mark off 12 inches. Use the level and pencil to make two straight lines going up to the ceiling. Follow the taping and painting directions above.
Starting at the top of the pink stripe measure over 18” and make a tick mark. Do the same, measuring down 18”. Use the level and a pencil to connect the dots. For section 2, you will be painting white on two sides and pink on one side. Then follow up with the grey once those colours are dry. Follow the taping and painting directions above.
Make a few tick marks that denote where the 13 inch measurement is. Again, use the level and pencil to draw a line to connect the dots. Follow the taping and painting directions above.
Starting from the large pink stripe measure over 15.5 inches and make a tick mark. Then, measure up 32 inches from the bottom, make a tick mark. Mark where those two dots cross. This will be your reference point to make the straight line. Make the straight line using the level and pencil. Follow the taping and painting directions above.
Add tape to the edge of the wall on the far left side. Add 1.5 wide painters tape every 3 7/8 inches. Follow the taping and painting directions above.
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Ta-Dah! All Done!
This project is not hard, especially if you take a little extra care to measure good and bleed the paint. These geometric shapes are a breeze to create and I am so excited for you to create your own accent wall art!
The fresh new white paint is awesome, but this fun new accent art is stunning. Isn’t it pretty! A little pop of colour for as we enter our home.
Shonee is the girl behind the popular blog Hawthorne and Main. She loves to create fabulous spaces and home decor pieces using rustic modern design. When she isn’t creating she enjoys spending time with her two young daughters and husband who she affectionately calls Mr. Main on the blog. She also loves to try new things and is always excited and up for an adventure.