Modern Painted Arch
Got a blank wall and 30 minutes? Paint an arch!
This is such a great way to liven up a space or try a new color. AND! If there’s one thing I find myself saying OVER and OVER, it’s, “it’s just paint.”
Don’t like it? Paint over it. Simple.
So I have this random little wall that has held a few different things- artwork, this giant accordion rack, etc...
But recently, a couple of the pegs got broken off so I wanted to change things up.
I removed the accordion rack and filled in any holes on the wall.
Then I started by mapping out my arch. I measured the same distance in from each wall edge and drew two straight lines.
Then I found my center point between the two lines.
Next, I drew my arch.
Here’s how you make a perfect arch:
- Tie a string to a pencil.
- Place a push pin in the center between your straight lines.
- make sure your string is the same length as the distance between your outside line and the mid point.
- attach the other end of the string to a push pin.
- pull the string taut and connect those lines with an arch.
Once you’ve drawn out your arch, you can tape the straight lines.
I did a thin coat of the wall color over the edge of the tape to seal it and prevent bleeding.
Then I carefully painted along my arched line with the color I chose. I bought a sample jar of Behr Canyon Dusk.
I then filled in the rest of the area. I just used a regular paint brush.
To make it a bit more interesting- I purchased 4 half rounds and did a quick white wash to take out any yellow hue.
I nailed them up using a level to be sure they were straight.
I also used the level as my spacer so that they are all the same distance apart.
I then whipped up a quick peg rack made from left over materials to hang some propagation tubes. See my Instagram for that DIY. That’s it!