Easy, Cheap, Fast, and Fantastic DIY Feature Wall

Easy, Cheap, Fast, and Fantastic DIY Feature Wall
Happy Wednesday! I hope you are doing something you love today, or at least working towards it!
I have said before, my favorite thing to do as far as design goes is to create that “WOW” factor! Often times, that comes in the form of a feature wall! Today, I am showing you how to create an easy, cheap, and fast feature wall that looks incredible. It’s just not that often that you come across an idea that fits into those four catagories (easy, cheap, fast, and good looking) and when you do it’s awesome!! Ding, ding, ding we’ve got a winner folks!!! 🙂
Ok, let’s get down to it. I started out with a black wall (you’ll have to imagine the plain black wall because I forgot to take a before pic). I wanted it to be black because I planned on making my stencil shapes silver and I wanted them to really POP! 🙂
Next, I cut my desired shape out of cardboard. For this project, it is best to go with a geometric shape, you’ll see why in a bit.
Next, I used chalk to trace the shape on my wall. Because I used the same cutout every time, things very easily stayed even and uniform.

Now, that you have your shapes drawn out, you are ready to define them. You may be thinking I’m going to whip out a can of paint, but you’d be wrong! No, I used foil tape to create this fantastic feature wall!! 🙂
I simply cut each piece to fit the line it was going on until the whole wall was finished!
The whole wall took about 2 hours from start to finish and cost me $10!!!!!
The purpose of this project was to create a backdrop for our photoshoot, but this wall will also look great when we set our furniture up and start living in the space!
You can totally customize this idea and make a shape more suitable to your taste or use a different tape or wall color! By keeping the shape geometric, the tape really works well. You may be wondering about the staying power of this look. Well, the foil tape I used (you can find it at hardware stores in the duct work section) sticks extremely well and will not come down unless I want it to.
So that’s it! What do you think? Are you going to create your own “WOW” factor feature wall? I sure hope so, and I hope you will share it with us! 🙂

This article has 24 comments

  1. Rhonda Hummingbird

    Kara, I get so excited to read your blog & see your success! And I think you have made a change in Madison for the better she is driven because of you! Thank you!!! I have a friend who got into The Affair of the Heart,OKC, the booth is 10×10 its this Feb. She sales coupon binders. I think the presentation of her booth is everything and the draw to her booth. if you are too busy to give us some suggestion thats fine I understand you are busy girl!!! Jennifer Johnson is my friend and this is her website http://www.couponpossible.com And we are just looking for some ideas or suggestions, thanks pretty girl!!!!!!

  2. Anonymous

    love the idea… for some reason i wouldn’t look finished enough for me in a real feature wall at home. Sorry.
    Great look for a set though.ben

  3. Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating

    I’m loving this idea! Just curious though- did it peel the paint off the wall when you took it off? I’m a renter and thought it would be fun to spice up a wall in our home; but don’t think our landlord would be thrilled with we took half the wall down when we left!

  4. Tim Paslay

    We haven’t taken ours down yet, so I can’t say for certain how it will turn out. I don’t think you will have an issue with paint peeling, but I would do a test piece. Find an incospicous area in a closet or somewhere similar and stick a bit of tape. Leave it for a few days or so and then see what happens when you take it off. Not all paints are as durable as other, but this should give you a good idea how yours will hold up.

    Send us some pictures if you end up taking this on!

  5. Tricia Marie

    If you are concerned about pulling it off and damaging the walls. Try using a blow dryer as you pull off the tape, it softens the glue. A warm rag will also help.

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