This week I finally pulled the trigger and painted an accent wall in my entryway. I wanted something that added dimension but wasn’t too crazy since it’s a smaller space. When I found this tutorial on Vintage Revivals I knew this was it!
All it requires is a straight edge and a Sharpie paint pen. It has to be a paint pen and it must be water-based. If you get oil-based you’ll have to primer before ever painting over it again. I found these on Amazon.
Step 1: Draw the horizontal lines. I measured my wall from top to bottom and divided that number by 5. So for my wall, I drew a line with a pencil every 18.5 in. (be sure to use a level)
Step 2: Decide how big you want your triangles. I made my base 12 inches.
Step 3: Pick the side of the wall you want to start on. Once you’ve picked, at the start of each horizontal line you will alternate marking 12 inches and 6 inches going down your wall (vertically). After you have your starting points, you then can just mark every 12 inches across your horizontal line until you get to the other end.
I really hope that makes sense…
Then you will just take your straightedge and connect the dots!
*TIP: Don’t go over your horizontal lines with the paint pen until after you’ve connected the dots. Otherwise you will cover up the dots that you measured out. This project was surprisingly fast; I got it done in less than 2 hours. But obviously, if you have a bigger wall it will take longer.
My plan now is to add hooks on the wall as well as a mirror and bench. My goal is to have a more organized space where the kids I watch can hang their coats and store their shoes instead of piling it on the floor.
Here is kind of what I have in mind: