DIY Geometric Wall 2019 – Accent Wall Tutorial

DIY Geometric Wall 2019 – Accent Wall Tutorial


Hi my name is Audrey I’m the owner of
Piping Hot Art Works and of course I’m a DIY diva. Today I’m going to be showing
you how you can take a $30 can of paint and transform a room by creating a geometric
shape. If you’re like me sometimes you start off liking the color to a room but
after a while you kind of want something else. So this was the perfect solution
and I absolutely loved the result! I hope you will too check it out. Ok so if you
guys are at all like me you are obsessed with Pinterest and love looking at the
fun different things that people do. So I stumbled across this and I decided this is a perfect idea! Let’s do a Pinterest challenge! So I typed in geometric wall
and all of these options show up. People do amazing things.
I personally was getting stuck whether I wanted to do something just with paint
or if I wanted to do a geometric shape with wood. So I figured why not start
with paint because it’s a lot cheaper and see where it takes me if it doesn’t
work out I can always do wood. So I love this particular design, it’s got clean
lines and triangles so I tried to emulate something similar to that when I
created my design. Basically my first step was to take a look at my space and
measure it both with and without furniture. So here you can see my room
before we did the painting. I’ve got a really huge wall behind me and I’ve
needed a headboard so I thought why not do a geometric shape behind my bed?
The area around my bed was where I was focusing so I measured the ceiling and
the wall space. You can see that here, but most importantly I also measured
where my pillows stopped on the wall. I wanted to make a more
intricate design above that so it wasn’t wasting paint below that. So this is a rough draft and of course I
had to make a more adult version. So here is smartdraw.com I’ll include the link
in the description below. I used this to kind of better plan my space how long
each of the lines had to be etc. I will say that this is a fluid process so you
may start with one design in mind and then as you’re up on your wall taping it
you think I really need something else right here. So I’m gonna give a shout out
to daddy-o the master crafter aka my dad who helped me create all of these fun
designs. I’ll include a pdf version of my design and the dimensions below in the
link if you want to follow along with something similar. As you can see
it’s really just kind of winging it. Initially when you’re drawing and then
when you get up to your wall you make adjustments so these aren’t precise
measurements but I tried to get as close as I could. Our next step which is
the fun one, is applying painters tape to your wall. Now everybody probably
instantly thinks of blue 3m painters tape. I don’t blame you
they’re everywhere there’s knock-offs there’s generics however, there is a tape
called frog tape that I would recommend for this type of project. The reason being I have bumpy walls it’s not flat drywall and so you need a
stronger tape that’ll help get into those grooves. Trust me I’ve tried it
with blue tape and I’ve tried it with green tape, and the green tape works
better so buy that one. Next you’re actually just going to paint around your
design. Now we could have painted inside the design as well, but I decided not to. The master crafter, my dad basically helped me do this in all of our projects
because he’s just the bomb but he’s a little camera shy. So I hope you enjoy
his sunglasses. You want to paint around your tape. Then you’re
gonna go ahead and let it dry. You don’t need to completely cover the tape. You
can kind of leave the middle like we did. Then after a couple hours I
would say maybe you know two hours depending on your space go ahead and
slowly start removing the tape. You’re going to want to do this inch by inch.
Slowly rolling it in the direction of the tape. As you can see, I kind of did a little
bit of a pencil edging. Initially I wanted to get my lines level so we
used a level when we had put up the tape to make sure that it was a little bit
more symmetrical and level. Next you can just take your painter’s brush and
go ahead and do light touch-ups with it. As long as you have a steady hand and
you’re getting pretty close to the lines it will look really smooth afterwards.
So I’m kind of doing a fast montage through this to show my touch-ups. I
think you know total it took me maybe 20 minutes to touch everything up. So if
you’re applying the tape firmly onto the wall when you go to peel it back you
shouldn’t have too many lines that are a little bit askew. But it’s easily
remedied so don’t be intimidated. This is the before and after effect, which I
absolutely love! Here we see it with furniture and our
project manager one-eyed Willy. You guys may have seen him in some movies in the
past he’s retired in Las Vegas at my house ironically. So one eyed Willy, do you approve? Okay so our room is complete and I
absolutely love the way the geometric shape turned out! So hopefully you guys
gained some inspiration from this and a little bit of know-how so you can be
doing a DIY project at home just like this. A $30 can of paint can transform your room. Thank you and if you are interested in more piping-hot videos, please subscribe
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