Sponge Painting a Wall

2 Materials
1 Hour

If you saw my previous post, we installed board and batten in our bathroom. I was contemplating putting up wall paper above it. However, I knew it was a tedious process and could be difficult to remove. I found this idea to do sponge paint, and decided to do it above the board and batten in our bathroom. It was super easy. It took less than an hour and it didn't really cost anything since we already had a sponge and had paint. I cut the corners of the sponge so it wouldn't be super square. I found some Sherwin Williams Eider White paint we had left over from painting out kitchen cabinets and our paint tray. I covered the paint tray with a grocery bag and poured the pain into it. I then used the sponge to sponge the paint across the walls. Check out the pictures and videos below.

Our paint tray has a lot of residue.

So, we covered it with a grocery bag and poured some paint in. The wall I was working on was small, so I didn't pour much.

This is how you cut the sponge.

It should look like this when you’re done cutting each corner.

This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630)

I just eyeballed where to put the sponge, but you could mark it with a measuring tape or ruler if you needed to. I did an inch apart.

This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630)

Watch the makeover in action. It took under an hour to do in total.


Resources for this project:

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

15 Bathroom Upgrades That You Can Totally DIY
31 Update Ideas To Make Your Kitchen Look Fabulous
Grab Some Pool Noodles And Copy These 3 Ideas
30 Fabulous Wreath Ideas That Will Make Your Neighbors Smile
4 Chemical-Free Ways To Clean In Your Home
15 Easy & Colorful DIY Projects For Your Home
15 Memorial Day Crafts
30 Adorable DIY Ideas For July 4th
Do You Want to Make Over a Room in Your Home & Add Gorgeous Built-Ins?
15 Things To Do With Scrap Material
30 Adorable DIY Ideas For July 4th
Browse Through These Dream Bedrooms & Find Your Favorite!
25 Decor Ideas That Will Add Some Spring to Your Home
32 Space Saving Storage Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer

Have a question about this project?

3 of 8 questions
  • Colleen
    on Feb 21, 2020

    Love the dark wall. What paint and color is it

    • Steffi Wood
      on Mar 7, 2020

      Dark Wall is Benjamin Moore Hale navy, the two light colors are eider white and on the rocks.

  • Pat
    on Feb 24, 2020

    Beautiful !!! Very professionally done.

  • Teresa Ann Ford
    on May 9, 2020


    it looks great

    whats the rationale for the garbage bag

    just curious

    • Mary Smith
      on Jun 20, 2020

      it keeps the tray clean. When you finish all you have to do is remove the bag and the tray is clean.

Join the conversation

2 of 51 comments
  • Jo
    on Feb 24, 2020

    Love this. Can work with mid century style also!!

  • Debbie
    on Mar 18, 2020

    We're planning on doing something similar in our bathroom, but probably not as high up with the wood though.

    It looks great!!!

Your comment...