We loved the hand-stamped wallpaper styles that we’re seeing in magazines and home shows lately (and the two that our team did here and here) so we set out to make our own DIY hand-stamped herringbone accent wall in our office space. We stamped this section of the wall in a couple of hours, with no stencil and no fancy tools — just a bit of paint, a paintbrush, and a piece of cardboard (thanks to all those Amazon deliveries 😉 ) Watch the video to see just how fast you can hand-stamp an accent wall:
DIY Hand-Stamped a Herringbone Accent Wall
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Can you believe how easy that is? Just painter’s tape, cardboard, and a bit of paint! Perfect for creating an subtle accent wall (or go more bold if you prefer higher contrast) — just pop in some earbuds and your favorite podcast or audiobook and get to stamping!
We did a similar overlapping circle style “stencil” (using a bowl!) a few years ago in our daughter’s room and it’s really pretty fast and relaxing to just roll up your sleeves and get down to business stamping a wall.
The painterly imperfect handpainted lines are a look you could pay big bucks for if you wanted hand-stamped wallpaper, but you can do it yourself for just a couple bucks, and you can do whatever pattern you want. Chevron (which mine is NOT 😉 or stripes or really any type of repeating pattern, at any scale.
You may also like:
- 1-hour intersecting circle stenciled wall
- make your own wall stamp: lunar cycle faux wallpaper
- easy brushstroke accent wall
Tools and Supplies to Stamp a Faux Wallpaper Accent Wall
- Small Paint Brush – an inexpensive set like this gives you plenty of options
- Cardboard – For Stamping
- Paint Sample: Magnolia Home By Joanna Gaines – Gatherings (Eggshell Finish)
- Scotch Blue Painters Tape
- 72″ Level
Adrienne from @massif.studio used our tutorial to paint her bathroom accent wall!
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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.