Brushstroke Painted Wall

About a month ago, I shared about my honest thoughts on using an Interior Paint Sprayer in my office.  Now that my office had a nice clean coat of paint on the walls, it was time to bring in some personality to the space!  I have pinned so many fun ideas for wall treatments and was having such a hard time narrowing it down.  I am so excited I ended up with a simple brushstroke pattern and today am sharing how you too can create a Brushstroke Painted Wall in your home.

How to create a gorgeous Brushstroke Painted Wall, Delineate Your Dwelling

 

Okay, let’s first take a look at the room prior to getting started.  The walls were crisp and clean and white… and too plain for my liking.

Brushstroke Painted Wall-before
At first, I decided to paint a huge floral wall.  I grabbed my paint which was a dark navy charcoal color and went to town.  I did two flowers and decided to have the look I would want with a floral wall pattern, it was going to take forever and I did not have the patience or actual skill to do that.

Brushstroke Painted Wall-before1
So, I grabbed some spare white paint I had and painted RIGHT over those flowers.  And got going on my fun brushstroke pattern!

Brushstroke Painted Wall-step1

Here is a quick diagram of how I painted the brushstroke, but the beauty of painting a wall is you can interpret this pattern any way you like!  There is no wrong way.

I used a medium sized crafting brush for my wall.  Holding the brush so the bristles were mostly vertical I started at the wall and made a slight angle to the right.  Then my next brush stroke would go slightly to the left.  And so on…

Brushstroke Painted Wall-steps, Delineate Your Dwelling
You can see I just slowly moved around the room with one continuous path.  I then went back with a ladder and did the upper portion of the wall and then did the lower portion.  Also note, the wall I did has a curve right behind my desk… so it’s technically two walls that I painted.

Brushstroke Painted Wall-step2

Brushstroke Painted Wall-step3
I think if you painted an entire room with this pattern, it would feel overwhelming.  However, just painting these two walls and having the other two walls still all white, it feels like a fun accent without being too over powering.

How to create a gorgeous Brushstroke Painted Wall, Delineate Your Dwelling
You might also notice that this was is a far cry from perfect.  If you have been following along with Delineate Your Dwelling for long, you will know that although I like things to be done well and done correctly… perfectionism is not something that is high on my priority list.

Some areas of the wall have a more dense brushstroke pattern than other areas.  Some areas I “swooshed” to the side more than other areas.  Guess what, I don’t mind at all.  PLUS!  I will be sharing the gallery wall that I hung on this main wall in a few weeks and once I had pictures and art on the wall, you could not even tell there were inconsistencies.

How to create a gorgeous Brushstroke Painted Wall, Delineate Your Dwelling
I love the pop of pattern this brushstroke brings to my space.  I love that as soon as I tire of it, it’s as simple as painting over the pattern.  Compared to the efforts of removing wallpaper and cleaning the wall, this brushstroke painted wall wins BIG in my book!!!

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