DIY Spotted Wall cheap

DIY Wall Before
BEFORE: I’d racked my brain trying to come up with a cool look for this wall in my office. The ideas were finally narrowed down to either stripes or spots. I even posted a poll on Instagram. Well the verdict was (as you can clearly guess)… Spots! Not in the mood to spend $$$ on wallpaper or deal with taking it down in the future, I opted for the DIY route.

DIY Spotted Wall Material
I purchased all supplies needed from Lowes.
1. Matte Paint – Flat Paint is a must as anything glossy will give off a shiny reflection in sunlight.
I went with Valspar’s Dark Kettle Black
2. Gloves – To protect your manicure.
3. An All Purpose Sponge – This will serve as your applicator.
4. A paint dish and stirrer – For Obvious Reasons
5. Scissors

DIY Spotted Walls
Cut the sponge into small random pieces. Make sure flat surfaces vary in sizes. This will keep spots from looking too deliberate.

DIY Spotted Wall
Dampen another sponge or wash cloth and wipe the wall thoroughly. This is especially needed around light switches.

Valspar Flat Black Paint
Stir the paint carefully for about 3 minutes. Dip a sponge piece to test. The paint should be thick enough to cling to the sponge with minimal dripping. You can now pour into your paint dish about 1/4 of the way up.
Dip a flat sponge surface into the paint making sure there are no dry spaces. Blot any access dripping.

DIY Spotted Wall
Apply to the wall with medium pressured taps. You want to press hard enough not to leave white spaces but light enough not to smudge.

Valspar Paint
Go in randomly with one of the larger sponge pieces. Then fill in gaps with smaller ones. Repeat this step until you are satisfied with the number of dots.

Relax and have fun with this step. Imperfections are OK and will add character.

DIY Spotted Wall

Will a little help from my 8 year old stepdaughter, this took only 2 hours. We started at 4pm and were done in time for dinner!

Are any of you planning to try this? If so please tag me in your photos on Instagram. I’d love to see the results!

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