15 Nurseries With DIY Sharpie Walls

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Handmade Charlotte

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!

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    Sharpie Chevrons

    Sharpie pen chevron accent wall in nursery
    Preparing for Peanut.

    This gorgeous chevron accent wall, created by Becky, the multi-talented mom and blogger behind “Preparing for Peanut(s),” took just a few hours to make.

    To recreate Becky’s impressive design, you’ll need a long ruler, a level, and a couple of Sharpie Paint Pens in different colors.

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    Just Doodling

    Sharpie art wall for kid's room
    4 Men 1 Lady

    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.)

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    Night Sky

    Sharpie Constellation wall
    Young House Love

    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!

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    Door Doodles

    Sharpie art doodles around doorway
    The Quietest Noise

    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.

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    Frame Up

    Hand-drawn Sharpie Gallery Wall
    HonestlyWTF

    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 their latest masterpieces directly to the wall. Genius!

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    Metallic Gold Arrow Accent Wall

    Metallic Gold Arrow Sharpie Accent Wall
    DIY Show Off

    Crushing on the tribal trend? This metallic gold Sharpie Accent Wall created by Roeshel of DIY Show Off couldn’t be more on point!

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    On the Map

    Sharpie art map wall
    Burlap & Denim

    Give your little adventurer the world with this easy Sharpie mural idea spotted on Burlap & Denim.

    Use a projector to magnify an image of the world map onto the wall, adjusting the scope until everything is right where you want it. Then carefully paint over the projected lines with your Sharpie.

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    Sharpie Print Accent Wall

    Sharpie Art Wall faux wallpaper
    U-Create

    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.

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    Sharpie Shiplap

    DIY Sharpie shiplap faux shiplap wall
    Remodel-aholic

    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. 

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    Stripes, Blocks, and Polka Dots

    Metallic gold pinstripe wall with Sharpie pen
    Cuckoo 4 Design

    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. 

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    In Full Color

    Geometric accent wall using colored Sharpies
    Solebich

    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. 

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    Star Stories

    Gender neutral kid's room with constellation wall
    The Adventures of Mike, Kasey, Riley, and Scout

    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.

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    Sharpie Cityscape

    Sharpie cityscape mural
    Handmade Charlotte

    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.

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    Triangle Love

    Geometric triangle Sharpie accent wall
    DIY Passion

    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. 

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    Lines and Circles

    Lines and circles Sharpie Wallpaper
    Persia Lou

    This fun and funky Sharpie accent wall, hand drawn by Alexis of Persia Lou, adds just a pop of pattern to a striking green space, complimenting the room’s bold style without overpowering the design.

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