A lick of paint and a splash of style and you’ve got yourself an easy and affordable feature wall. Here’s how to do it:
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Paint in the colours of your choice
- Gold leaf
- Gilding size (gold leaf adhesive)
- Steel ruler
- Craft knife
- Painter’s tape
HOW TO MAKE THE FEATURE WALL
Use the steel ruler and craft knife to cut a triangle template from the cardboard.
Place the template randomly on the wall and trace it with the pencil.
Use the painter’s tape to mask the triangles on the wall.
Paint the triangles in the colours of your choice, leaving some free for the gold leaf.
Apply the gilding size (adhesive) to the triangles you left open. Let it get tacky for a few minutes, and then apply the gold leaf. Wipe away any excess of the gold leaf with a soft-bristle brush.
Remove the painter’s tape.
THE FINISHING TOUCHES
To bring the whole look together, pick out some soft furnishings that complement the look.
Sequin duvet set double: R999.95, Boardmans
Throws: Grey, R399.95, Boardmans; Pink, R599.95, Boardmans
Cushions: Bobble cushion, R395, Coricraft; Striped cushion, R499, Loads of Living; Quilted cushion, R299.95, Boardmans; Blue cushion, R249.95, Boardmans
Side table: R995, Coricraft
Paper lantern: R199.99, Typo
Basket: R395, Coricraft
Lamp: R999, Loads of Living
Clock: R199, Loads of Living
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* Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.