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Bright & BOLD Accent Wall in Little Boy's Room

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I wanted to make my son's room a little more playful and cheery, so I added an accent wall! It's definitely bright and bold and is the WOW factor I was looking for!
Time: 1 Days Cost: $30 Difficulty: Easy
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Here's how the wall looked before the makeover. As you can see, it was pretty dark, definitely boring, and just begging to be jazzed up.
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I wanted it to be colorful but I didn't want to mess with any precise measurements, so stripes were out of the question. I then decided that random shapes in coordinating colors to match the rest of the room would be perfect!
I first created a mockup of my design in Photoshop, then added the painter's tape to the wall where I wanted the gray lines to remain.
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....and here's the Before & After once the tape was removed! I just LOVE this transformation, and it definitely brightens the whole room up. And the best part is that it only took me ONE day to complete!
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For LOTS more details and photos (as well as a time-lapse video of the painting with some awesome technical difficulties) check out my blog post! http://www.wherethesmileshavebeen.com/bright-and-bold-accent-wall/
Also, if you're interested, I purchased the paints at Home Depot, and the names of the colors were:
-Behr Ultra in Lagoon Rock: Blue
-Behr Ultra in Venom: Green
-Behr Home Decorators Collection in Tart Orange: Orange


To see more: http://www.wherethesmileshavebeen.com/bright-and-bold-accent-wall/

Got a question about this project?

  • Creative Spaces Interior Design, Inc.

    Nicely done! I like to paint kids room with chalkboard paint. Benjamin Moore will color match in the chalkboard paint product.

  • M. K. M.
    M. K. M. Canada

    Really really cool! Although I have to say that it would be hard for me to sleep with those dazzling colours! Lol

  • Dori A Maio
    Dori A Maio Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Theduke1234

    You did a really, really super job. It sure looks like a play room!!! Boys are low maintenance and he'll love it forever. Nice and colorful, like Lego blocks, comes to my mind......Thanks Mom....

  • Mona Lisa Kent
    Mona Lisa Kent Cibolo, TX

    Reminds me of the Partridge family bus... very cool

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