Okay guys, let’s just be completely honest; this project may have been my favorite so far. Yes, it’s my four year old’s room, but this room would have been my own dream come true when I was her age!
We’re big fans of the color pink in this household (I mean, who isn’t? It’s only one of the greatest colors of all time). I wanted this room to incorporate our love for pink, but still remain edgy and interesting. After lots of Pinterest and banging my head against this damn ugly wall, I decided on a multi-shade geometric statement wall.
With a roll of painter’s tape, four paint brushes, some caulking and a touch of blind confidence, a boring beige wall was transformed into a captivating statement piece.
Want to create your own geometric statement wall? Here’s what you’ll need…
- Multiple shades of paint: I picked four different shades of pink, though the lightest shade is very close to white. My advice is to hold the paint swatches together, or even tape them to the wall, to get a better sense of how the colors will interact with each other.
- Painter’s tape: I wish I could share which painter’s tape is the best here, but I haven’t managed to determined that myself yet – and I’ve used SO MANY brands. The problem I have is our walls are incredibly (and very poorly) textured, so finding a tape that doesn’t allow paint to seep through has been a challenge.
- Caulking: Because my walls are so rough, we put the tape up and then rubbed a tiny bit of caulking on the tape seams to keep it in place. You’ll only need this if you have heavily textured walls.
Four simple steps
- Step 1: Make sure your walls and baseboards are clean and dusted.
- Step 2: Time for the painter’s tape! You’re going to need some creativity to decide where you want your shapes. I wanted more triangles and sharp edges to combat the femininity of the pink, so I started with making a smaller triangle from the bottom of the wall. From there, I built off that first triangle and created more triangles of different sizes. The great thing about this is that it’s not yet permanent; you can move the tape however you need to!
- Step 3: Once you’re happy with the template you’ve laid out on your wall, it’s time for paint. I tried to keep the colors in each shape random, but made sure to use all colors as evenly as possible. If your walls are heavily textured like mine, you may want to follow step four and avoid painting the edges of each shape and begin with painting only the inside.
- Step 4: If your walls are heavily textured like mine, you may want to follow this step. I wanted very clean, crisp lines, so I rubbed a tiny bit of caulking on the tape seams to keep the tape in place and prevent the paint from seeping through. Be careful here because you don’t want the caulking to get too dry or it will take off the paint. Because of this, you don’t want to put the caulking on until you are ready to paint the edge. I found the most success when I painted the edge, waited 2 – 3 minutes, and then removed the tape at a 45 degree angle.
Was this project a little tedious? HELL YES. But honestly, it was a lot of fun and I could not be more pleased with the end result. My daughter now drags every visitor to come see her “super cool room.” Sure, she’s probably talking about her insane amount of toys, but I like to pretend she’s referring to this awesome statement wall. 😉