Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Herringbone Wall

I did this project (last week) for an office space, and it's going to be renovated and used as a shared office for a few employees. It is a really cool building, but the room was basically being used for storage. We had the whole thing painted white, and I did this GIANT mural on one of the big walls. I was inspired by a photo I saw at Royal Design Studios, but the scale of their stencil was way smaller than what we needed. The wall I did this one on was around 27 feet. 

here are some progress shots:

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I started off by taping off my rows.

Then I made two big stencils, one for the right side, and one for the left. I basically did each color on each side, then moved to the next color. It was relatively easy once the math and the beginning learning curve was over! 

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it was a little difficult stenciling up at the top! hah!

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I just kind of eyeballed the placement. It is supposed to look random, but it takes a little planning. 

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and... done!

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it was fun!


  1. It is AMAZING! I love the colors!

  2. Wow! I can't wait to see this in person:)

  3. Oh. My. Goodness. It's spectacular! Totally love it - beautiful job!

  4. That is so impressive! I love it!

  5. I love it! And I love that you went with fun, bold colors

  6. I love this! One of my favorite projects to date!!

  7. I absolutely LOVE this!!! Spectacular!!

  8. Such a great graphic piece! Simple shapes but a stunning result. What do you make your stencils out of?

    1. thank you! I use plastic sheeting from sam flax. I can't remember exactly what it's called, but it's in the section with the mylar.

  9. This looks so good with the unfinished ceiling and the brick. Love it. -Caitlin

  10. Gorgeous! I am in love with those colors. Nice work!

  11. Hi - I just found your blog via littlegreennotebook... I am in LOVE with this wall - great work!!

  12. This is so fantastic, Kristen! Love the entire wall and the colors you used.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three