A Touch of Blush.

Hi All,

In between our kitchen and living rooms we have this sort of floating wall. The kitchen side houses our pantry and some other cupboards and the living room side was just a blank space. After we painted all the walls and trim in the kitchen, dining, living room and entry a bright white it was starting to feel like we needed some color.


I had actually purchased a quart of blush paint planning to just paint this one wall a solid color but then I thought that would be boring. I started looking up accent wall ideas on Pinterest and saw this awesome striped wallpaper and I knew I could do something similar with paint. I bought some painter’s tape and got to work!



I started by taping off a small triangle at the top and then added on from there. I used a small square object to mark equally distant spaces along one line of tape so that I could line my next piece of tape up to them. I continued along the whole wall changing directions as I saw fit. Note: if you hate repetitive tasks, this project may not be for you.


This was my final taping result. Once I finished the hard part, it was on to the easy stuff: painting. I actually started by painting a coat of white to help seal the tape and help prevent the blush from bleeding under it. After that dried, I painted on the pink! I used Behr’s Island Hopping as my color.


This is what it looked like after I painted. I let it dry until it was just tacky and then started to peel the tape away to reveal the magic underneath.


Guys, no matter how hard I tried I still had some paint bleed through that I had to touch up! Anyone got any tricks up their sleeve to solve this??

Once all that was done I was left with a pretty wall ready for some art or hanging plants!


I love this wall! It adds so much personality and a much needed dose of color to our space. Everytime I see it in our house it just makes me smile! 😊😊😊

Thanks for reading!


2 responses to “A Touch of Blush.”

  1. Acrylic Gel Medium is a safe saver and prevents the bleeding! Highly recommend! You can find it at any craft store and it’s clear! I have very little bleeding if any at all when using it! Love the wall by the way!

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