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.

Colorhouse paint DIY project - MAKE THIS: Faded Denim Wall

Here’s what you will need to create your own Faded Denim Wall:
Blue painter’s tape
Level and pencil
Clean rags
2 Large paint brushes
Roller set up
Drop cloth
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.

Colorhouse paint DIY project - MAKE THIS: Faded Denim Wall

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.

Colorhouse paint DIY project - MAKE THIS: Faded Denim Wall

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