A painted color block is an easy and budget friendly way to create interest on a plain wall. In this tutorial I will teach you how to create the perfect arch for your space!
Easy DIY Painted Arch
For this project you will need:
Paint of choice (I used Behr BLACK in satin) small amount of original paint color.
Small artist brush
Roller (optional, but recommended for faster coverage)
Before you start, you’ll want to figure how wide and long you want to make your arch. Once you’ve decided, take your level and draw a straight line across the width of your arch. My arch starts in the middle of the wall, if you want to make your arch lower or floor length, that’s where you’ll draw your first line.
Using your level, draw a line on each side. Making sure your lines are straight. Add one more line At the top and close off your box.
Mark the middle of your top line. This is where your arch will start. Once you’ve found the middle, add a tack or nail there. Tie a string to the tack and tie a pencil to the other end of the string.
Adjust your pencil so when the string is pulled taught it ends in the corner of your box. Pull the pencil upwards towards the other end of the box. Make sure your pencil stays in the same angle and the string remains taught, throughout.
It’s time to add painters tape to the bottom and sides. This will help keep lines crisp.
Start painting your box. With a paintbrush start painting the edges. TIP: don’t overload your brush with paint. For the first pass you just want to seal the edges with a light coat of paint.
Have a roller? Use it to paint the insides of your box.
Once your square is painted, begin painting your arch. Go slowly around the edges of the curve. If you accidentally paint outside the edge, or your paint seeped through your tape, Wait till the paint dries and go over any spots with the original wall color. For this step, I like to use a small art paintbrush.
Add extra coats as needed.
Congratulations! Your arch is complete. Time to admire your work and decorate! To see how I styled mine, follow me on Instagram.