Sponge wall DIY
Updated: Apr 28, 2020
When all of this talk of quarantine came up, it was not toilet paper I thought of stocking up on, it was project supplies! I sent my husband out with my list, and it included a sponge. I had been wanting to try a sponge wall, and what better time than now to try it. It was a little tedious, mainly because of the size of the wall that I did it on, but all in all, I even enjoyed that part because it gave me some quiet time.
paint ( great use of leftover paint)
1. Take sponge out of package. No need to wet sponge prior to use. Trim corners of sponge, if you desire softer lines.
2. There are so many possibilities of patterns you can do with a sponge! I opted for the simple sponge look, but no matter what pattern you choose, test it out on scrap paper beforehand. Once you've done that, and time is on your side, you are set!
3. Dip the sponge and tap it out a bit, and get going! One dip lasted me a few prints on the wall. If I did have drips, I caught them with the extra sponge, by patting them lightly. You will get the feel for how much paint you need on the sponge.
4. I didn't measure the spaces, or even level the rows, but that is entirely up to you. If I was to redo the wall, I would prefer the rows to be straight. Yet looking at the wall, and the overall effect, I am still very pleased with how it turned out. I have a few pieces of furniture in front of the wall, and will likely put up a peg rack, so it's not the end of the world for the lines not to be perfectly straight.
Hope this was helpful, and I would be thrilled to see any sponge walls that happen during this time.
Stay safe, and keep checking in.