INSIDE : Add fun graphic pattern to any room by learning how to create a Stenciled Laundry Room Accent Wall with acrylic paint. Whether you are stamping or stenciling this is a great DIY project for any skill level to give your space a whole new look and feel.
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Anyone else with a random hodge-podge of a laundry room? It’s not only the place where all of our left stuff goes, but it also gets all of my leftover creative “projects” when there isn’t a better place for them. I had recently put up removable wallpaper from my office and then hung some hats on the wall. But I knew this all was a temporary fix.
We really need coat + school bag storage and it was time for a more cohesive look to the room in general. You can see the below image for my “before” shot.
I started off giving the room a fresh coat of paint. I chose a beautiful green/gray color as my main wall color. I used Stone Walls, Behr Scuff Paint. Since this is a high traffic place and the kids kick their shoes off and backpacks are thrown in here… going with a scuff paint made perfect sense to me.
And I was excited to use Colorshot Acrylic Paints to add some major graphic accent stenciling and stamping magic!
What supplies do I need to make a Graphic Accent Stencil Wall?
Thankfully the supplies for this project were fairly simple.
Before I started cutting any foam and doing any painting, I drew out four different stamped “tile” like square patterns. I knew that I could then flip and turn them to make nearly endless larger patterns on the wall. I brought them into photoshop to make sure I liked how it all looked and then was ready to get started!
How to create a foam stamp for stenciling?
I found 14″ high density foam that was perfect for my stamping project. And based on my wall measurements, where our doors were located, etc… I decided to make each of my pattern tiles 8″ x 8″.
Mark 8″ with a pencil and ruler and slowly cut with your sharpest sewing scissors.
Foam Stencil Shapes
The important thing to remember when you are making a foam stencil is that you are painting with the sponge, but you can use the negative space to your advantage. Many of my patterns have multiple colors, so I was sure to plan for that when making my foam stamps.
Once my stamps were made, it was time to get painting! You want to have a container large enough to hold your paint and stencil. I used shallow aluminum trays.
I also noticed as I went that it was helpful to use a paint brush to “paint” the paint onto the foam. And once the paint was applied, I would gently stamp the foam on my tray to get any excess off.
Can you stencil on the Wall with Acrylic Paint?
Yes, you sure can! Acrylic paint is a great medium for stenciling and stamping. The only thing to be aware of is that you may need to sand down any build-up when you go to repaint the room. But, this isn’t a huge deal and can be easily taken care of.
The very first thing I did was use a tape measure and level to very lightly draw my 8″ x 8″ squares with a pencil. This helped make sure my lines were all straight.
I started in the upper right hand of my wall and moved left with my patterns. I used Skinny Dip and Little Black Dress as one of those colors were on every design. You can see how if I would have stopped after just one stamp, it would have looked light and a little messy. Don’t give up, keep going with the process!
Next, I applied the Marshmallow White paint which really helped start to give my patterns shape.
Slow refinement is the name of the game with a very graphic stencil pattern like this. I went over certain shapes a few times and used other sponges to help fill in pattern shapes a bit. Don’t be afraid to even use a small brush to help clean up lines here and there.
DIY Stamped Graphic Accent Wall
I really could not be more thrilled with the final end product! The lines are fairly crisp for a stamped project and I just LOVE how it looks. I loved working with Colorshot acrylic paints on making this come together. The paints were a perfect consistency and had amazing coverage.
I installed four beautiful wooden hooks, which are going to be so useful in our laundry room!
This graphic look took some planning, but once I got into the rhythm of it all… it was a cinch to do.
What a great addition to our home.
Thank you to Colorshot for this sponsored. All opinions are 100% mine.