Painting 101 (Finale): Special Techniques

In this final post of the Painting 101 series, I’d like to share tutorials of some special techniques which elevate the act of slapping paint on a wall to a whole new level of creativity. Having sifted through tons of tips and tutorials, here are the ones I liked the most:

1. My personal favorite, the Chevron Pattern. Of all the tutorials out there describing mathematical and scientific ways to achieve this pattern, the tutorial over at Casa Cullen made the most sense to me! I think this pattern is versatile enough to be used in any space of the house.

Chevron Wall Pattern


2. If you’re a fan of Multicolored Stripes, thisoldhouse has a great step by step video to start you off!

striped wall2



3. This super sized Floral Stencil  technique from Kristen F. Davis instantly caught my attention. It requires some work and patience if you’re making the stencil yourself but the finished look is fantastic! There are plenty of resources out there to purchase stencils if you’re short on time/patience :).



4. Here’s another great idea from Kristen F. Davis using a Starry Stencil! Isn’t it perfect for a kid’s room?

Starry Ceiling


5. This simplified Damask Pattern is another clever way to add interest to a wall. The tone on tone paint gives it a subtle, wallpaper like quality.



6. The Rag Painting technique has been around for a while and pretty easy to achieve. Check out the instructions in this video tutorial by Aliya Riaz.



7.  Fancy yourself a Spotted Wall? Hop over to this simple tutorial at myhomemystyle!




Hope these last few posts have inspired you to pick up that paint brush! In case you missed the last two posts, you can find the first post on the basics here and the second post on painting here.

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04. September 2013 by Charu
Categories: Interior Design | Tags: , | 2 comments

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    Use of different shapes while painting uplift the overall design standards of the house.

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