brown eyed fox

paint marker wall

creating, nesting, playingcarissa fox16 Comments

I've been asked.... over at instagram... about this wall so I thought I'd do a quick post.

I had been wanting to do SOMETHING on this wall for some time...
so one free day... when a wild hair hit me... I just went for it.

They had quite a few colors... of markers... to choose from at Michaels...
and though I was ready to go nuts on the wall...
I was a little timid on this part and went with the neutral gray.

After measuring out and spacing the lines...
I grabbed a pencil and a piece of wood
(to help me keep the lines SOMEWHAT straight)
and just started... jumped in.
Drawing on all the lines first... then began drawing on leaves here and there.
Stepping back every so often... and seeing where more might be needed.
No rhyme or reason really... just what looked pleasing to the eye... seemed balanced.
After a while of drawing the leaves I realized a template sure would help.
Um... yeah... ya think!
We always have poster boards around for school projects... so...
grabbed one... drew out a leaf... cut it out... and started using it as a guide for the pencil.
Much better... easier... and certainly faster.

After drawing it all out with pencil (to get the overall layout and placement)
I then went over it all with the paint marker.
The neat thing... if you slip or mess up... have a wet rag handy...
the fresh paint wipes right off and you can just do over.  Loved that!

The result is a very organic... SO not perfect... subtle pattern for the wall.

Being a recovery perfectionist... ha... that makes me giggle...
this could not have been a more ideal exercise.
A fun kind of excersice too!  :)
Drawing on a wall... come on!
Therapeutic... and wildly cool... I highly recommend it.
And why not!

What I like about it...
On a DIY scale... it's WAY easy... I draw stick people y'all... so if i can do it.
Very little expense.
No commitment... it's just paint... so you can roll right over it anytime.
It adds a bit of texture to the space.
Can do the whole thing... from going to buy the markers to all finished... in one afternoon.
It was fun!  I must have said out loud more than ten times "I love this."

Had such a ball... in fact...
I wouldn't be surprised if I painted right over it and drew something all over again!
yep!

I have to say... THANK YOU...
so much...
for stopping by... being here.
So happy and blessed you did!
♥︎

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wall color... BM classic gray
trim... BM chantilly lace
silly face canvases... Canvas on Demand
paint marker... neutral gray... Liquitex
tall white candle sticks... cb2
rectangle boxes on coffee table... Homegoods
orange stools... Overstock
graphic orange pillows... Spark Modern
rug... Flor... suit yourself... in raffia
If I'm missing something on sources... and you're still curious...
by all means... just holler... I'm super happy... always... to share.
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