If you recall I did an inspiration post for our guest room/office awhile ago, if not here it is again, Moroccan Motif Inspiration. Well since that post I have been slowly working away at this space, but craft space takes a ton of storage so it has been a struggle to do as much as I can with what I already have.
The townhouse that we rent is less then beautiful when you look closely, especially the paint job. I doubt anyone else would notice, but the painter used a slightly different shade of beige. This would not have been a problem if he had painted the whole wall, but he got lazy mid way through a few walls.
What does a renter do?
I badly wanted a this Moroccan patterned temporary wall paper but it was way out of my price range. I studied the wall paper and recreated the design, grabbed this shiny bronze paper that was on sale for 5 for $1, reg. $1 a sheet, and went to town!
This room is not ready for a reveal yet but I will show you my favorite piece so far, the awesome statement wall!
Paper — I used two different colors
Plastic stencil sheet
Double sided tape — Zots
2″ circle punch
Step 1: Using the plastic stencil sheet design your template, or do a simple internet search for a downloadable template.
Step 2: After you have successfully copied and drawn your design, carefully cut out your design. You have successfully made a stencil at this point!
This is a picture of my design up close and my finished stencil.
Step 3: Take the stencil you just completed and trace out your design on desired paper, being sure to optimize paper usage.
Step 4: Cut out enough designs to get yourself started on the wall.
Note: The tricky part for me was knowing how much paper I was going to need to complete the wall. I was able to fit 5 of my designs on one piece of 12″x 12″ paper. Each vertical line required 11 designs and 11 circles. That equals around 50 pieces of paper, adding a few for mistakes.
Step 5: Using 2″ circle punch cut out circles.
Step 6: Find the center of your wall and using a level make a straight line from floor to ceiling.
Step 7: Depending on the size of your shape repeat step 6 outward from center. Be sure to make all lines level and evenly spaced.
Note: The focal point of this wall started with a circle right above the point of the headboard and moved outward.
Step 8: Apply double sided tape or Zots to back of paper and adhere to wall, following the lines you drew on the wall earlier.
Note: Make sure to take into account the weight of your paper and the strength of your adhesive. I learned this lesson the hard way, which equals more work.
This wall was what I call an undertaking, so for the sake of your sanity do not drink wine while completing this project!
And I call this picture The Prince of Arabia.