Easy Mosaic Wall
Decorating Kempton's room has been really fun for me. I have been dreaming of the all the little details since he was in my belly and finally finally I'm getting to make it just the way I want it! Many ideas have changed over the two years of planning, but one thing that I knew I had to have was an accent wall. Originally I thought I would do some kind of wallpaper but after many hours of online hunting I never found the perfect pattern. One night I pinned this on pinterest and I was hooked. The design is so current with the whole triangle/prism craze. Not to mention the silver and gold that I incorporated in. Plus I love that it is just paint so if I ever get another bright idea I can easily change it. (Brooks never knows what he will come home to.) The whole process only took me three naptimes. It is very easy and very customizable. The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry!! What you need....
First you need to make sure the wall you are painting the pattern on is already the color you want the lines of the triangles to be. Then choose a color to be the primary color of the wall. I chose Valspar Silver leaf (light grey with a hint of blue) I bought a quart and had just enough. My wall was about 8 feet by 12 feet. You will also need some additional colors if you choose to paint some accent triangles on the wall. The sample sizes work perfectly for this. You will of course need painters tape, and lots of it! A roller with 3/8 nap, paint pan and liner (not pictured), putty knife, and different size paint brushes. Then let the taping begin!!
There was really no rhyme or reason to my madness here. Just start going at it because this is the most time consuming part. It really doesn't even matter if your lines are straight. It all looks good in the end. After you get the tape on it is VERY IMPORTANT that you press it all down with a putty knife or wallpaper smoothing tool. You do not want your paint to bleed through!!
Next start cutting in with your primary color. Then go ahead and roll over the whole wall.
Then you get to paint your accent triangles. At first I was going to use a rust color and a deep green (nocturnal green) but I decided to nix the rust and go with green, gold and chrome. I wanted most of my wall to be the light grey color so I made sure to only paint a few triangles with the accent colors. Make sure you stay in the lines!! The metallic colors took about three coats so at this point it was a waiting game. I was dying to pull the tape off!! It's really hard to fix anything once the tape comes off, so you want to make sure everything is covered well before you rip.
I'm so happy with how the wall turned out! I still have so many other details to add to his room, but it is all starting to come together. Stay tuned for a complete room tour in the future.
Details: crib-Pottery Barn, stuffed lion- jellycat (similar), crib blanket- Little Hip Squeaks (similar mine is a discontinued pattern), pyramid lamp- Crate and Barrel (very old), sheep skin- Ikea, moccasins- Freshly Picked.