I walked through my entry way hall the other day and suddenly had the urge to draw on the walls. The hall looked fine as it was, but for some reason I felt like it needed a little more “dazzle”. I’ve been loving some of the wallpaper that I’ve been seeing on design blogs and in design mags but never have wanted to “commit” to a wallpaper enough to justify some of the hefty price-tags that are tacked on to my favorites. Here are a few of the wallpapers I’ve seen lately that I love:
I LOVED this Binweed Floral Wallpaper I found on femaleways.com.
And this Berry Black wallpaper also on femaleways.com.
This Sketchy Frames wallpaper is so fun too.
Wallpaper has re-emerged into interior design as a new beautiful wall decor option. I used to hate the stuff, images of granny florals and peach and forest green came to mind, but now I acknowledge that a good wall-covering can really MAKE a space come alive. As much as I have come to love the look of a wallpapered wall, I still can’t bring myself to make the commitment to spend the $$$ to do it. So I came up with my own solution for an easy and inexpensive alternative: Drawing on my walls with a paint pen. And I must say, I am pretty pleased with the results so far. Want to do it too? OKAY! Heres how!
Cost: Depending on the size of your wall(s) you may need to buy 2 or more paint pens for about $3 each from your local craft store. For the 2 walls in my hall that I’m doing, I’m thinking I’ll be using up 3 pens for a cost of about $9 for the finished look.
- A paint pen(s) in a color of your choice. I used white because thats what I had on hand but get creative and use whatever you think would look nice on top of your existing wall color. *TIP* For a more muted fancy look use a color just a shade or two lighter (or) darker than your wall color. Also, I think this would look amazing done in a metallic silver or gold paint pen.
- A notepad or something to “blot” your pen on.
- A stencil or traceable picture if you are not comfortable just winging it.