Disclosure: This tutorial was written because I am a Lowe’s Creative Ideas blogger. I was provided a gift card to purchase supplies. All thoughts expressed are 100% my own.
A few months back I had redecorated my half-bath by sprucing it up from plain white walls to a gorgeous purple. I wanted to add something to make the room…pop. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the deep purple, but I wanted something brighter to make the room more exciting. When Pantone announced their color of the year was Radiant Orchid and I was tasked with a project by Lowe’s that incorporated this color, I knew this was the room!
I wanted to add something artistic to the walls. I wanted something that isn’t normal, something that you can’t just pick up at the store. It was time to get creative. I took wood shims, the kind you use when you are installing a door frame or something. I painted them in a number of different shades of the Radiant Orchid and metallic silver. To make the different shades of purple, I added bits of white to some of the Radiant Orchid paint to give different levels of color. I then took several and cut them in half in order to have them staggered on the wall. Starting at the bottom I randomly nailed different colored shims in vertical lines up the wall.
Here’s how it happened:
This project was simple, inexpensive and I LOVE what it did to my bathroom. The shims are bigger on one side than the other, so as I nailed the, I put fat side to fat side, thin side to thin side. This gave somewhat of a wave pattern. I love that it isn’t fully even, it doesn’t match, there is no pattern. It’s just…fun.
Now I need to get a plant or something to set there. Yes, if you followed when I painted that room, I did have a plant, but it was real and well, I killed it. So……time to find a nice silk plant.
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