Hellllllloooooo!!!!!!!! How are you all!!! Super, super excited to share the corridor wall makeover with you today. This is long over due but I was dealing with a few things at my end. Anyway let’s dive right in. This wall was an eye sore for a very very long time because it was too plain and off white. I kept thinking of ways I could make it a bit appealing but I didn’t find anything that would work with the rest of the house as well. This I absolutely LOVE! I hope you guys like it too. It’s amazing what a little paint can do 🙂
This wall touches all three rooms of the apartment and looked rather bare and boring. See what I mean, this is what it looked like before all the work.
Now what you basically need is listed below
Paint colour of your choice
Measuring tape or a large scale to measure the length of each column
Great music – Optional
Cup of tea or coffee – Optional
So the first step is to take a pencil and anything that you can use to measure and decide on what size each column should be. This is no hard and fast rule, it’s entirely up to you. I chose a toy box and decided it would give me just the right size. Next step is to draw straight columns on the wall using your pencil and measuring object (or tape if you are measuring in inches). I’m a slight case of OCD and never go wrong with measurements, I believe precision is the key. One inch wrong here and there and I would’ve ended up doing the whole wall all over again.
Here is the trick you draw one column on the wall and then place the masking tape on it and then draw the next straight line to make another column. This way your lines would be of the exact same size and you would not go wrong with the placement of masking tape. Once you finish that bit, move onto rows. Draw straight rows using a pencil and then place the masking tape inside the box diagonally. This is the whole trick to it, the rest is just paint. .
Basically I just used two shades of paint here and created the rest of them myself by adding white to go lighter with each row. I love how it turned out. I sent a picture to my cousin and my husband and they both said the same thing ”Wow I love these fifty shades of grey” Lol but here’s the thing, they are not all grey, the darker shade is olive green and the lighter is just a light olive green, the rest I mixed and created myself.
You will absolutely love removing the masking tapes when you are done. It is soooo satisfying and the crisp results that you get are just pure pleasure. It’s the best job in the world 🙂 <3
So here’s the final look! I hope you love it as much as I do! I love walking in the corridor now doing the victory dance in my head and sometimes in real too haha!
Paints: Jotun paints
Brushes : Any store
Masking tape: Any general or hardware store
White Table: IKEA
Basket: Home Center
Vase: Pan Emirates
Plant pot: Carrefour plant section
Candle: Home Center
Wooden sign: Pan Emirates
Lamp: Ansar Gallery
Candle stand: Marina Home
Magazine rack: Ansar Gallery
Grey seats cum storage boxes: Ansar Gallery
Thank you for reading and staying for a bit! Means so much! Scroll down for details of the paints.