September 29, 2023


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Testing A Sharpie Accent On The Half Tub Wall Design

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After I talked about final week that I used to be contemplating doing one thing totally different on the studio lavatory partitions, a number of folks (together with my mother) advised that earlier than I transfer on to one thing totally different, I take a minute and check out the black Sharpie marker trick on the present wall design to see if I prefer it. Do you keep in mind the black Sharpie marker accents I did on the music room wall?

The music room partitions are a painted stencil design within the two impartial colours that I take advantage of all through our home — Behr Polar Bear and Benjamin Moore Traditional Grey. However after I did the stencil initially, the design simply appeared flat to me. It wanted one thing to present it some oomph. So I made a decision to make use of a black Sharpie marker and description elements of the design to present the design some dimension.

Right here’s what the painted stencil design seemed like initially…

It was fairly, however it simply didn’t seem like something particular to me. And it very a lot seemed like a stenciled wall. However after including the black Sharpie marker element, it went from wanting like an apparent stencil to wanting like wallpaper. Right here’s what it seems to be like at this time…

See how the black Sharpie marker added a variety of dimension to the design?

So remembering that, a number of folks thought that I ought to give {that a} strive on the lavatory partitions earlier than I resolve to scrap the wall design altogether. Right here’s what the wall design seemed like earlier than this little experiment. It’s a colourful sq. spiral design that I taped off and hand painted. It was a really tedious undertaking, for positive!

I don’t remorse doing this design in any respect. I’ve been capable of take pleasure in it for at the very least a few years now, however I’m simply wanting one thing just a little extra daring and colourful. I do know that sounds loopy while you’re this design up shut and it seems to be very daring and colourful…

However while you step again and take a look at it from a distance (and even when standing within the again entry of the studio), the design turns into extra pale and loses a few of that colourful boldness.

I didn’t actually have something to lose by making an attempt the Sharpie marker accents since I had already determined that I used to be going to maneuver on to the following concept anyway (most likely colourful vertical stripes). So I simply picked a spot on the aspect wall, and went for it.

It’s very exhausting to inform what influence it’s going to have from such a small pattern, however I did like the best way it seemed with the black accents. And I did like how the black tied in with the brand new self-importance shade.

So I stored going in order that I might see a bigger pattern and see if I might get an concept of what influence it will have when achieved on the entire design on all 4 partitions…

In contrast to the music room partitions, the place there was a really clear and apparent distinction between the non-Sharpie elements of the partitions and the Sharpie elements of the partitions, I wasn’t feeling like this was making a huge impact on the lavatory partitions. Right here’s an “in progress” view of the music room partitions. See how enormous the influence was on these partitions?

I imply, that may be a drastic distinction! That middle half with the black accents virtually appears to leap out at you. It seems to be three-dimensional in comparison with the remainder of the wall.

However on the lavatory partitions, the black was getting misplaced within the design, little doubt as a result of it is a multi-color design, the place the music room partitions simply had two mild and impartial colours on them to start with.

I did go on and perform a little massive extra, however I finished after I had about half of the aspect wall achieved. As hopeful as I used to be that it will work and make the large distinction in right here that it made on my music room partitions, I simply don’t suppose it’s going to.

I’m glad I attempted it, although! No less than now I do know for positive. And I do like to experiment with concepts, so I don’t take into account this a waste of time in any respect.

However it appears to me that the important thing to success with the black Sharpie trick is to begin with a stenciled design that’s achieved with neutrals. That’s the place you’ll get essentially the most influence, and essentially the most return on your effort and time. That’s to not say that it gained’t work in any respect on a extra colourful design, however the influence goes to be misplaced a bit.

So I’m going to maneuver on to Plan B — vertical stripes. I googled “colourful vertical stripe wallpaper” yesterday, and one of many very first search outcomes actually impressed me. It was this wallpaper mural from Photowall.

I don’t plan to make use of that actual wallpaper. First, the colours are mistaken. My mural doesn’t have a variety of yellow. Actually, I’m undecided if it has any in any respect. And likewise, I can’t actually see myself utilizing “stripes” which might be so haphazard. For somebody who likes issues to be neat, clear, organized (in design, not essentially in life generally 😀 ), sq., straight, and tailor-made like I do, that’s a bit too “baby’s art work” for me.

However I’m very impressed by the daring colours, and I do like the thought of random width vertical stripes. It’s the colourful boldness of that wallpaper that conjures up me, and I can envision it on these partitions. I feel one thing colourful and daring like that might look wonderful in that tiny studio lavatory!

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