Today I’m sharing a herringbone painted wall that is modern and fun, and it’s a great alternative to wallpaper.
My good friends, the Benton family, recently welcomed a new baby boy into their family. When I went to visit the little guy, I fell in love with their guest room turned nursery.
Here’s the before:
And the awesome after:
They began by painting the accent wall in a white in Martha Stewart’s Popcorn.
Next, they measured out horizontal stripes.
And then the taping craziness began. They switched the direction, but they taped outlines within the vertical lines. These were freehanded.
Then, they painted the entire wall in HGTV’s Cloudburst blue.
This is my favorite part…the tape removal! They removed the taped and the amazing pattern was slowly revealed.
And here’s the final wall!
I love it! It’s fun and playful – perfect for a boy’s nursery!
Here’s baby Benton, the cute little inhabitant of the adorable room. His mom tells me the patterned wall has provided hours of entertainment As an infant, baby Benton would be crying and would stop as he was being rocked, and he would stare at the wall. (I can’t blame him – I’d do the same thing!)
There is a travel theme in the nursery. You can see it in the art, maps, globe, and other fun decor. Also, a lot of Baby Benton’s nursery is handmade. The quilt was made by his great-grandmother and most of the women in the family helped with the stitching on it!! All of the books were gifts from baby showers and have personal notes in each. And all of the pendants were from different baby showers the ones on the curtain were handmade. Baby Benton’s father and grandfather made the changing pad holder.
A special thanks to my friends for letting us tour (and hijack!) Baby Benton’s room!
Where would you add a herringbone painted wall in your home?
Go create something!