Sara's DIY Wall Grid Tutorial

Sara's DIY Wall Grid Tutorial

Jason Loper
Oct 14, 2011

Sara was looking for a way to add a dramatic accent to her tall living room wall. I think we can all agree that she succeeded with this multi-colored grid. It's a fun, modern treatment that could be repeated in a myriad of color schemes…

Sara shared her method for painting this grid on her blog, House Bella. Now, it's not a project for the faint of heart! Sara is a planner so she first created the pattern in InDesign (although you could also use graph paper) before she even got started. Then, with her pattern all planned out, Sara settled in for the tedious leveling/measuring and taping. This was probably the hardest part of the project, but being exact was totally worth it in the end. The next step was something I wouldn't have thought of but it actually makes a lot of sense. Sara sealed the painters tape with the wall color to prevent bleeding of the darker paint colors that will go into the grid.

All that was left after the sealer layer had dried was to paint the grid. Sara had already mapped out her color scheme so it was just a matter of following along. Speaking of following along, check out the full project with all the details on Sara's blog — House Bella: Tutorial Grid Wall.

And, as much as I love what Sara did with her wall, I think I may like her update on the pattern even better! After rearranging the room and tiring of the blue squares, Sara decided to update her grid. I love seeing how the wall has evolved:

I feel like all of my DIY projects are in a constant state of evolution so I'm happy to see that Sara is the same way. Removing the blue squares from the grid really does change the impact of the wall, especially with the new placement of that gorgeous red sofa.

Images: House Bella

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