I am finally writing up this Sharpie wall tutorial for you guys! I drug my feet for months because I didn’t take process photos (bad blogger!) so I’m going to show you on the wall already completed and do a lot of explaining in the process. I promise, it’s so so so sooooooo easy!
- Sharpie Paint Pen (I used gold in medium tip)
- Ladder or step-stool (depending on ceiling height)
Time: 1-4 hours (depending on size of wall)
First, I started from the bottom and measured and marked (with a pencil – lightly!) every 12″ both vertically and horizontally.
Then, using a the straight edge of the level, I drew a giant grid of 12″ squares on the entire wall with a pencil. I started at the bottom left corner and worked my way up then over to the right. I did this because I don’t care if there is a halfsie or less square at the top but I didn’t want the bottom one to get cut off if I had started at the top. Maybe you’ll get lucky and your wall will be exactly 8 squares tall or so if you have standard 8′ ceilings. The vault in ours threw it off but it still works the exact same.
Next, use a straight edge (or your level) to go over your grid with a Sharpie paint pen. Make SURE it’s a paint pen, not a permanent marker because permanent marker is a nightmare to paint over.
Finally, use your Sharpie paint pen and a straight edge (or your level) and draw X’s. I didn’t do pencil on this step since it doesn’t need measuring and pretty difficult to mess it up! *wink*
I love this wall so much and I’m currently recreating a similar look in my boys’ bedroom! I hope you enjoyed this Sharpie Wall Tutorial! Sorry I didn’t have a bunch of process photos but its SO easy! It’s literally just drawing a grid and putting X’s in the boxes. Let me know if you have questions! If you recreate this Sharpie Wall Tutorial, be sure to tag us on Instagram and hashtag #myclassyclutter.
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