Better than paint or wallpaper, this accent wall is bold, beautiful, and easy to make! Give this foolproof wall painting project a try for your next makeover.
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If bold wall paint designs are what you want, then take some advice from blogger Mandi Gubler at Vintage Revivals. She ditched boring wall paint colors and generic wallpaper to create her very own wall stamp. The distressed look is perfect for an interesting design in a bright, bold color. The best part? It's inexpensive and so easy to do! Follow these simple steps to learn how to get the perfect accent wall for your room.

  • Working time 2 hrs
  • Start to finish 5 hrs
  • Difficulty Kind of Easy
  • Involves Painting

What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Cut Plywood

Lay the drop cloth on the floor to catch any paint drips. Choose the desired shape for your stamp and draw it onto the plywood using a pencil and ruler. We chose a triangle. Use your saw to cut out the shape.

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Materials Substitute

If you do not have a saw to cut your own shapes, purchased wood shapes from a crafts store work well, too.

Step 2

Attach Fabric

Cover the wood shape with fleece material. Secure fabric with a staple gun so one side is taut and wrinkle-free. Extra fabric bunched on the back serves as a good handle to grab onto while you stamp.

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Step 3

Stamp Pattern

Apply paint to the smooth side of the stamp. Wipe off excess paint on scrap paper. Press stamp onto wall in desired pattern. To achieve stamped columns like ours when painting accent walls, use a tape measure to mark evenly spaced columns. Using a pencil, lightly draw a straight line up the middle of each column. When you stamp, the middle point of the triangle should sit on the line. You can also use a laser level to make the straight line.

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