I am so absolutely thrilled to have made it through the second week of One Month to Win It! The five dollar challenge was a fun one, and it made me realize how much I rely on my stash of supplies at home to keep things cheap.
I decided to do a project that I had actually already been planning on doing for a while. I was trying to infuse more color and fun into my kids' bathroom, and I wanted to do a kind of pinstripe wall.
I love the look of wallpaper, but I have this problem: I'm cheap. And, sure, you can get inexpensive wallpaper on ebay and different places, but not three dollars inexpensive, which is all I spent on this room transformation. Truth.
To create this look, all you need is a three dollar paint marker and a whole bunch of courage. It's nice to have a supportive husband too.
I used a medium-point, oil-based Sharpie paint marker like one of these, which you can get five of for 12 bucks on amazon.
So here's how this went down:
- Get a marker.
- Find your wall.
- Take a deep breath.
- Draw lines.
This is not the first time I have put paint marker to wall. I originally saw this idea on designsponge, where this genius hallway makeover from the girl on the go was featured. You should definitely go check it out. Her project inspired me to suck it up and draw on my walls. I used one of the patterns from the Fossil catalog she included in her post as the inspiration for the closet makeover in my baby girl's nursery.
I love how both of these projects turned out, and I really truly only spent about six bucks on the pair. For each of these projects I used just one paint marker.
So, what do you think?