DIY Painted Wallpaper

2 Materials
$5
20 Minutes
Easy

Do you love the look of wallpaper but can't stomach the price? In my boys room there was bead board installed 3/4 of the way up on their walls, I had left the top plain white for a long time waiting for inspiration to strike.


I decided to DIY some "wallpaper" on the top 1/4 using a paint brush and paint I had in my garage. It was a really subtle color against the white but I think it just adds the right amount of texture and interest in their room without being busy and over bearing.


Paint Colors Used:

The Base White paint is Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore.

The Greige Swiss Cross pattern is Edgecomb Grey by Benjamin Moore.

The Dark grey is Peppercorn by Benjamin Moore.

I loved the look of wallpaper, but couldn't commit to a pattern I thought would grow with my boys and last longer than a couple years. Wallpaper is spendy! So one day I decided to paint my own design on the top 1/3 of their wall and I absolutely love the charming touch. It is a subtle pattern but it adds just the perfect layer of texture in their room to cozy up their space!

In this video I walk you through the items I used to achieve this look and the simple process of completing it.

I ended up just eyeballing the pattern as I worked my way around the room which wasn't hard to do. I don't min that it is imperfectly done... I actually feel like I may like it more this way.


I staggered my design and spaced them about 4"ish inches apart.

It is subtle but I really feel like it warmed up their space so nicely!

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Jenna Allen
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