DIY Stamped Wall Pattern

Want pattern on a wall, but you are on a tight budget or time constraint?  Make a stamp!!  Wallpaper can get expensive and stenciling can be daunting.  Here’s how I created this stamped triangle pattern for a lucky little boy’s room.  It was super easy and fast.

I looked for a pattern that did not need to be perfect.  Variation in size and shape helps mask any mistakes that might be made in the process.  I found the Magical Thinking Rug as my inspiration.  I thought the triangle pattern would complement the foxy theme we had going with this adorable fox print from The Animal Print Shop.

magical thinking rug.2   Fox Print Animal Print Shop

After measuring the length of the wall, I decided that placing the center of my columns every 10 inches would space out perfectly.  I then drew a line (in light pencil) every 10 inches, to use as my center guideline for stamping the triangles.

Triangle wall lines

I took 3 sponges (large rectangular cleaning sponges from the hardware store) and cut them into triangles using an 8-inch chef’s knife (I know it sounds crazy, but I needed a clean-cut and it worked great!) I cut slightly different shapes and sizes of triangles for variation.  I then poured the white paint into a flat container that I could dip my triangles into.  I placed a paper grocery bag beside the container, so that I could blot the paint off (like when using a stamp) before I applied it to the wall.

paint materials

Then I began stamping, going in opposite directions on each column.

completing triangles

And Voila!  The finished product turned out great and gave the client just what they were looking for; pattern and texture on a plain gray wall.

Toddlers room.1  Toddlers room.2  Toddlers room.3

Professional photos by Helynn Ospina Photography

Wall color:  Benjamin Moor- Smoke Embers   (existing color)

Triangle color:  Glidden- Song Porcelain (this wall only required 1 quart)

Materials:  3 large cleaning sponges, paint, flat container, paper bag, pencil + ruler

Prep time:  30 minutes // Paint time:  45 minutes

Happy Friday!



3 Comments on DIY Stamped Wall Pattern

  1. Tami Rebekah
    March 20, 2013 at 2:11 am (3 years ago)

    okay… cutest friggin thing ever!! Totally copying you!!!! love love.. move to texas!! immediately 🙂

    • Laurie
      March 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm (3 years ago)


      You are so kind! Thank you so much. The DiY stamp was super easy and turned out really cute. Please copy me anytime!! I hope to have more projects up soon, so check back in with us. Happy designing,

  2. Adrianna
    April 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Love this! Living in SF in a rental, this is a great solve for the wallpaper conundrum.


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