I decided to do a project that I had actually already been planning on doing for a while. I was trying to infuse more color and fun into my kids’ bathroom, and I wanted to do a kind of pinstripe wall.
I love the look of wallpaper, but I have this problem: I’m cheap. And, sure, you can get inexpensive wallpaper on ebay and different places, but not three dollars inexpensive, which is all I spent on this room transformation. Truth.
To create this look, all you need is a three dollar paint marker and a whole bunch of courage. It’s nice to have a supportive husband too.
I used a medium-point, oil-based Sharpie paint marker like one of these, which you can get five of for 12 bucks on amazon.
So here’s how this went down:
- Get a marker.
- Find your wall.
- Take a deep breath.
- Draw lines.
While I didn’t want straight lines, I also didn’t want them all slanting one way. I found that holding my pinky against the wall helped to keep my lines somewhat up and down. There was a lot of eyeballing going on with this project. If I felt that two lines were too far apart, I would go back and add another one in between.
This is not the first time I have put paint marker to wall. I originally saw this idea on designsponge, where this genius hallway makeover from the girl on the go was featured. You should definitely go check it out. Her project inspired me to suck it up and draw on my walls. I used one of the patterns from the Fossil catalog she included in her post as the inspiration for the closet makeover in my baby girl’s nursery.