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Beautiful Accent Walls that Won’t Break the Bank
Want to design a beautiful nursery or kid’s room on a budget? Go buy a Sharpie Paint Pen!
These easy-to-control crafting pens come in multiple sizes and colors and can be purchased at your local craft store. You can even buy metallic pens! (Perfect for adding a little glam to your project!) The cost? A whopping $5! That's right, folks. With a steady hand and a little patience, you can create a stunning feature wall for less than the cost of your regular latte. It’s a DIY’ers dream come true!
Have a redecorating itch? Unlike traditional pattern work, which often requires multiple coats of paint to cover, this easy-on paint method is also easily painted over. A single coat should do the trick, making future updates a cinch. Just be sure to opt for water-based Sharpie markers. They work just as well as the oil-based variety but are easier to cover up. If you make a mistake, just paint over the error and try again. Easy!
Ready to get your Sharpie skills on? Get inspired with these 16 beautiful Sharpie art wall ideas!Continue to 2 of 17 below.
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To recreate Becky’s impressive design, you’ll need a long rule, a level, and a couple of Sharpie Paint Pens in different colors. To see more photos (including an animated GIF of the whole process), check out the full tutorial here.Continue to 3 of 17 below.
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This eye-catching Sharpie paint pen accent wall, created by Michelle Hinckley of 4 Men 1 Lady, brings a playful touch to this tween boy’s bedroom, and can easily be painted over as he matures.
Not much of an artist? All you need is an overhead projector. Project your chosen images on the wall, and trace away! (We’ll never tell.)Continue to 4 of 17 below.
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Sleep under the stars with this easy DIY sharpie mural idea created by John and Sherry of Young House Love.
John simply printed photos of well-known constellations and used a straight-rule and a metallic-silver Sharpie to recreate them on the wall. Sherry followed behind adding a dot everywhere the lines intersected. They then filled the empty space with more dots in different sizes, giving the appearance of other distant stars. The finished project? Out of this world!Continue to 5 of 17 below.
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This whimsical Sharpie wall mural, created by artist and soon-to-be mom Hillary Moore of The Quietest Noise, transforms a plain-Jane corner into woodland wonderment.Continue to 6 of 17 below.
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Have a little Picasso on your hands? You’ll love this easy-to-recreate Sharpie wall idea spotted on HonestlyWTF!
Create a hand-drawn gallery wall featuring a variety of frames in different shapes and sizes, and allow your little one to tape his or her latest masterpieces directly to the wall. Genius!Continue to 7 of 17 below.
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On the MapContinue to 9 of 17 below.
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Large-scale, three-dimensional diamonds set against rich navy surroundings pop off the wall in this simple yet stunning geometric Sharpie mural featured on Small Fry.Continue to 10 of 17 below.
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Sharpie Print Accent Wall
An elegant tangle of birds and flowers hand-drawn with a Sharpie Paint Pen adds the perfect touch to this somewhat contemporary yet farmhouse-inspired space featured on U-Create, offering a modern take on a traditional floral print.Continue to 11 of 17 below.
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Want to get the farmhouse look for less? If you love shiplap walls but can’t afford to install a wood-paneled accent wall, pick up a Sharpie instead!
DIY maven Cassity of the popular blog Remodel-aholic drew the faux shiplap lines in this charming country girl’s room with a pencil and a straight rule and then traced over them with a grey paint pen. The entire project took just over an hour to complete and just looks like the real deal.Continue to 12 of 17 below.
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Stripes, Blocks, and Polka Dots
Gold, diagonal pinstripes, painted using a metallic Sharpie Paint Pen and set at different angles, give this simple all-white space from Cuckoo 4 Design a sophisticated feel, while gold polka-dot ceiling decals add a touch of unexpected whimsy.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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In Full Color
The brightly hued geometric wonder wall in this fun modern teen room featured on Solebich could not be cooler! The eye-catching colors and three-dimensional shapes seem to jump right out at you, bringing an energetic vibe to the space for the cost of a pack of Sharpies.Continue to 14 of 17 below.
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Dreaming of a statement making accent wall for your nursery or kid’s room? Use a projector and a Sharpie to fill your little one’s head with visions of furry nighttime friends by recreating this gorgeous constellation wall from The Adventures of Mike, Kasey, Riley and Scout.Continue to 15 of 17 below.
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Whether he’s a Matchbox maniac or a super hero in training, this adorable hand-drawn cityscape, like this one spotted on Handmade Charlotte, is the perfect way to fill a wall in your little boy’s room. Simply draw your masterpiece in pencil and then trace over it with a paint pen in a color of your choice.Continue to 16 of 17 below.
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Yet another nod to the geometric craze, this simple and chic triangle Sharpie wall spotted on DIY Passion is giving us a serious case of nursery envy! According to DIY goddess Erin Trafford, the project took just a couple of hours and only $8 to complete. Want more details? You can find her full tutorial right here.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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Lines and Circles