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