4.15.2013

$5 wall treatment || tutorial




I had many requests on how I made this "wallpaper" in Kk's bedroom.  I think I had Sharpies and projectors on the brain during Creating with the Stars at East Coast Creative due to these projects submitted, shown here and here.





Originally, I wanted to use fabric on the wall.  Namely, Ikea's black, white, and green bird print that is not longer sold in stores, but I was not aware of that until I went to the store.  I decided to use a projector and six Sharpies.  I traced some of the pattern on the wall.  Instead of copying it exactly the way it was on yardage, I moved pieces around and traced what I liked and where I wanted them to go.  Fairly easy, but it did take a toll on my wrist and shoulder.  :)  It took me a day to do the work, but I would recommend breaking it up a little to let your arm and hand rest.  A steady hand will be your best friend to achieve good results.

*Photos were taken with my phone.  I was so focused on getting the room done during a short limited amount of time that tutorial photos were not at the forefront of my brain.  But I think you get the idea. *




TIP::  Do NOT use Sharpie's Flip Chart Permanent Marker.  It will bleach the wall but was easily remedied with paint.



I continued the process all around the window moving the projector when needed.







I really loved how it turned out.  It doesn't look like Sharpie either, and if I had some of you fooled, then your friends and neighbors will be fooled too.



You can view the whole room makeover here, and the source list can be found here.

peaceout

16 comments:

  1. Hi if I could be so nosy to ask...what kind of projector do you have? I want to get one but I'm do clueless!

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  2. Hi if I could be so nosy to ask...what kind of projector do you have? I want to get one but I'm do clueless!

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    1. I used a Panasonic pt-ax200u. Hope that helps!

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  3. Love how that came out. What a phenomenal idea. Pinned. Immediately :)

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  4. Oh, it's beautiful and I love that fabric ~ I've got a bunch of it! What a great way to get an image on a wall!

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  5. very nice! I might have to forego the expensive wallpaper I've been eyeing for my den and do something like this instead...you can't beat $5!

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  6. I just love this wall! Turned out so great. Pinning now!!

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  7. this turned out so awesome. It totally doesn't look like sharpie and I just love the pattern.
    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/4562897

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  8. LOVE this look! This project turned out great, but I do have to ask. Where can I get that butterfly pillow or the pillow case?

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  9. Amazing! great great idea, one of my future projects now thanks for sharing :) saludos from México

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  10. Awesome. So, so awesome. I never would have guessed it was sharpie.

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  11. What a beautiful print to turn into a wall design. How did you get the fabric design onto a projector sheet? I would love to do this in my daughter's closet, but it's too narrow for a projector. Maybe tracing paper will work? At least her closet is small. :)

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  12. Are you worried about the Sharpie fading after time? What are your thoughts on that? And do you think a colored Sharpie would work too, or do you think that might fade after time (especially if it's on a wall that sunlight hits)

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    1. You know, that's a very good question. I don't know if marker will fade in the light. I know fabric will in direct sunlight, but I never gave it any thought if Sharpie will. If you find out, let me know! As for colored Sharpies, I don't see why you couldn't use them. Good luck! :)

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