Geometric Print Wall

Gold geometric wall

I’ve mentioned before that subtle colours and calm spaces are normally my thing, colour and pattern is well… not so much. Maybe it’s the freaky spell of good weather we’re having at the moment but something crazy came over me recently and I completely fell in love with the idea of geometric print wall.

There are quite a few tutorials on Pinterest but I knew I didn’t have the patience to create my own stencil or possess the talent to paint freehand neatly! For us a pre-made stencil was the only option. We went with this one which arrived fairly quickly and was made out of a light weight plastic. It says reusable but by the end of doing this wall the stencil had started to curl so I don’t think we’ll be using it again.

We began by folding the stencil over at the top so that the pattern started at the very top of the wall, and then affixed the stencil to the wall with masking tape.

Fixing to the wall

Simon sprayed the wall completely from the front – this meant that the paint didn’t get under the edges of the individual shapes, and saved him from having to stick each segment down with masking tape!

Gold geometric wall

It was a bit nerve-racking pulling the stencil off…

Gold geometric wall

But I absolutely adored the effect! So I gave Simon the go ahead, left him to it and went downstairs to make dinner (the fumes from the spray paint give me really bad headaches, Simon seems to be immune). I checked back at intervals and this is what it looked like about half way through…

Gold geometric wall

This is what it looked like once the whole wall was sprayed…

Gold geometric wall

And this is what it looks like with the gold frames we sprayed recently (I should rename this blog the spray paint addicts).

Gold geometric wall

I really love the impact this has had on the room, and when I come up the stairs and glimpse it through the doorway I can’t help but smile!

Gold geometric wall

(Yes, this room does need a new light…)

Linking up at Life Inspired, Best of the Weekend, DIY Show Off, Share your Creativity.

35 Comments

    • Sammi
      Author
      July 19, 2013 / 3:55 pm

      Thanks Katie!

    • cynthia mullen
      January 27, 2019 / 4:03 pm

      Where find wall print

  1. July 19, 2013 / 3:52 pm

    I LOVE this! Very similar to what we’re doing in our entryway, but I never thought of using spraypaint! Where do you get the stencil? I’ve been having a very hard time finding one in the reverse like this.

    • Sammi
      Author
      July 19, 2013 / 3:57 pm

      Hi Courtney – there’s a link to the stencil the post, we ordered it online. I did see some on Amazon that were for the US though that might be good?

      Simon is a paint sprayer by trade so he’s seriously handy with the stuff – we also thought it’d be much quicker than painting.

      • Cheri
        March 14, 2019 / 8:14 am

        How did Simon keep the spray paint from spattering on the open wall while spraying the stencil portion?

  2. Loida
    July 22, 2013 / 4:52 am

    I don’t see the link for the stencil.

  3. July 23, 2013 / 4:48 am

    Wow – this is fabulous!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at our “Best Of The Weekend party”! I have pinned this to our party board and another big board too.
    We hope to see you again when the party kicks off Friday eve at 8PM EST.
    Have a great week!
    Xoxo

    • Sammi
      Author
      July 23, 2013 / 10:36 am

      Thanks Claire, glad you liked it! Looking forward to next weeks party.

  4. August 27, 2013 / 5:01 pm

    This effect looks lovely on your walls. What happened to the stencil mid-way?

    • Sammi
      Author
      August 27, 2013 / 5:07 pm

      Thanks Trisha! It started to curl, I think from moving it along the wall? It meant we couldn’t use it again which was a shame.

  5. Sheree
    October 25, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    Hi,
    I love what you did with your wall. I’d like to know where you purchased the stencil. I looked through the blog and did not see the link. I almost ordered wallpaper to get the same look but, it was too expensive. This is a great alternative for my daughter’s nursery. thank you:)

  6. sumera
    February 10, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    hi! What spraypaint did you use to achieve this look? it is absolutely stunning!

    • Sammi
      Author
      February 10, 2014 / 8:36 pm

      Thank you 🙂 it was just standard gold spray paint from a hardware store.

  7. Noel Thrasher
    January 4, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    Just gorgeous! I saw the link but it didnt go to a US link. Any suggestions for US ordering?

    • Sammi
      Author
      January 5, 2015 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you! When we first looked to do this I could only find US sites and as a UK blogger this was an issue! A google search should turn up results pretty easily.

  8. Holly Kolvig
    May 4, 2015 / 2:34 am

    The spray paint is what caused the stencil to curl. Chemical reaction.

    • Sammi
      Author
      May 4, 2015 / 7:41 am

      Oh that’s interesting to know – thanks Holly.

  9. Taniqua C
    May 27, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    I love this look! Is the wall textured? I’m hoping to do this soon, but my walls are textured so I want to make sure it will work out.

    • Sammi
      Author
      June 29, 2015 / 6:31 pm

      Hi Taniqua, our walls were smooth so I’m not sure how it would turn out on a textured wall. I guess it would depend on how textured they are?

  10. Sara
    January 6, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    What color is the base coat?

    • Sammi
      Author
      January 11, 2016 / 5:12 pm

      Hi Sara

      Unfortunately this was quite some time ago now, so I can’t recall exactly what the base coat was. Sorry!

  11. Samera
    March 22, 2016 / 11:18 am

    Which spray paint did you use?

    • Sammi
      Author
      April 1, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Hi Samera

      Unfortunately I can’t remember the exact brand, but it would have been a gold spray paint from our local DIY store (B&Q). Hope this helps!

  12. Carly Norman
    July 13, 2016 / 10:18 am

    Hi this looks so amazing where did u buy the stencil from please?

    • Sammi
      Author
      July 13, 2016 / 9:59 pm

      Hi Carly – the link is in the original post, but it was from studio-stencil.co.uk. Glad you like the post!

  13. Kayla
    August 15, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    How many cans of spray paint did you use

    • Sammi
      Author
      August 19, 2016 / 9:14 am

      Hi Kayla – we used 2 cans of paint.

  14. terri worley
    September 19, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    Where can I buy this print?

    • Sammi
      Author
      September 23, 2016 / 2:40 pm

      Hi Terri – the link to the stencil is in the main post. Enjoy!

  15. May 5, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    It’s so amazing and simple!

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