Color Block Wall Arch

3 Materials
2 Hours

I wanted to give our dinning room a new look. I've always been into color block walls so I decided to finally try it out, and I'm obsessed.

For the supplies I used:

• large leveler

• paint

• painters tape

• pencil

• thread

• paint brush

• tape measure

First thing I did was measure.

I made my arch wall 34 inch, and marked it.

Also, tape up any space you don't want to paint

I laid the tape measure on the ground and took a step back to make sure it was centered on my wall

Then once I was happy with my placing I marked the other side

Next I used the leveler to make my vertical line where I made my markings

Should look like this

Do it to both sides and it should look like this.

I also went ahead and used the leveler to connect both lines to make a rectangle

Next tie string or in this case I used thread to a pencil

Using your measuring tape find your center point on the top line.

Also measure out the thread at halfway point. Should be 17in long

Hold the end of the string at the center and with the pencil make a half circle

Should look like this once your done

Next tape up the straight edges

Start painting. I free handed the top

I always do about two coats. Once its dry remove the tape

You might come across uneven parts I just free handed and filled them in

And your all done

I decorated it once it was all dry.

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1 question
  • Shuganne
    on Jul 24, 2020

    Wow! That arch really "makes" the mirror and table; it unifies them into an extraordinary decorative statement!

    I can't tell from the picture if you took the outlet cover off, or you just carefully painted around it. The former would be much quicker, so if you chose the latter, is there a reason why? Kudos to you on an imaginative twist. I've never even had the nerve to try an accent wall!

    • Brittany Malia
      on Jul 25, 2020

      I took the outlet cover off. And put painters tape over the outlet. You never want to get paint in your outlet.

      And thank you so much. Accent walls really bring color in your home. I highly recommend them

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  • Jean
    on Aug 20, 2020

    So simple and elegant and totally cost effective. Great idea!!!!

  • I liked it enough to do it on a long dark grey wall between my living and dining rooms. It seemed to be missing with just the paint alone and I always have extra trim around so attached it around the arch with small nails! Thanks for your inspiration!

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