Try this sponge paint technique to make an accent wall unlike any other. Best part? It won’t cost much at all... especially if you already have paint on hand!
Easy DIY Sponge Paint Wall
Cut a piece of sturdy cardboard out to be the base of your stencil. Mine is approximately 8”x4”. You can use a small scrap board or anything else you have on hand to substitute for cardboard if necessary. While completing this step plug in your hot glue gun so it’s ready in a few minutes!
Draw 3 v’s on your piece of cardboard so you know where your sponges will go. I freehanded because I don't want perfection.
Cut each kitchen sponge in half and glue them to the v’s you drew.
Check to make sure each sponge is the same height so that your paint will be evenly applied. Trim if necessary.
After giving your paint a good stir, dump a small amount in a tray. I’m using Petrol Blue by Dutch Boy.
Using a paint brush, generously apply paint to each of the sponges. A small paint roller would also work.
Test your stencil on a piece of paper to make sure it’s to your liking. If you like it, you’re now ready to apply paint to the wall!
Decide where your rows will be placed by either marking the rows with painters tape or marking them with a pencil. I made a small mark where I wanted each row to go. This project is VERY forgiving so don’t worry about perfection.
Using your stencil, start applying your paint to the wall. Reapply paint as needed. I did about halfway down the wall, but I tried not to always apply more paint at the same point so avoid creating a dark area.
Once your wall is finished, you can go back and touch up as needed. I pulled a sponge off of my stencil and went over any areas that were too light.
That’s it! I’m going to be installing brackets and a shelf here so you can see the whole wall, but this will do for now! I hope you love this project as much as I did... it’s one of my all time favorites!
Such a FUN wall!
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Linda on May 29, 2021
Nicely done. My kind of project - easy(ish), low cost and impactful. Even if the shape of the sponge is not your style, she shows what is possible. She totally transformed that hallway. And, when she wants something different it is so easy change yet again. Job well done.