Bring the softness of faded denim to your walls with this super simple + super fun 2-part DIY technique. Inspired by the Essential Quilt in Indigo from our friends at Parachute, we busted out our tried + true painting tools to pull off this beauty.
Here’s what you will need to create your own Faded Denim Wall:
Blue painter’s tape
Level and pencil
2 Large paint brushes
Roller set up
1 gallon WOOL .06 flat
1 quart WATER .04 flat
1 quart WATER .03 flat
Part 1: Paint a base coat of WOOL .06. Let dry. Using the level, draw your own unique patchwork pattern of overlapping squares. (Tip: we used paint chips to help us map out which colors we wanted where) Using the roller, paint out the squares in varying shades of blue – WATER .04 and WATER .03. Grab a beer and once again, let dry.
Part 2: Let’s GLAZE! In a separate container, mix a 50/50 mixture of WATER .04 paint and actual water. This will become your glaze. Stir. Using one of the large paint brushes, dip into the glaze and make sweeping motions across the wall. Use the dry brush to feather the glaze so that the brushstrokes are not visible.
Keep going until the wall is completely covered in a light haze of glaze. If there are areas that have too much paint on them, take a rag and blot off the extra. Use your dry brush to soften the edges.
Step back and smile. Great job creating your own Faded Denim Wall!
P.S You might want to make your bed. We aren’t very good at that.
Loving this room? Here’s what we used to make this super comfy sleeping space:
Bedding: Parachute Essential Quilt and Percale Sheet Set
Bedroom Set: Nehalem Platform Bed and Nightstand from The Joinery
Macrame: Holly Mueller Home
Tile: Motawi Tileworks Family Owlbum
Carpet tiles: FLOR Suit Yourself