When we moved into this apartment, I absolutely lived for this grey accent wall in front of our desks. Our apartment building actually paints an accent wall for free when you move in, and we didn’t originally want one. But they pushed for it and we did it and I loved it. Now, after two years of staring at a grey wall while I work, I want to punch this accent wall in the face. Right in the face.
So we can’t paint over it, and basically all we can do is wait it out until we move and not have to stare at it any more. Except I’m going crazy from the grey so I decided to fudge the rules a little bit with some wall decals. Ha! Sticking it to the man with polka dots, y’all. That’s how we do. So these wall decals from WallsNeedLove are totally brilliant, and I’m now a super fan of giant stickers for your walls (my next brilliant idea is a faux wallpaper pattern in the bedroom).
- a terrible, boring, blank wall
- 2″ gold polka dot wall decals
- craft knife
Make Time: 1 Hour (for a small wall)
The decals come with awesome instructions and a little applicator tool, but just for kicks let’s talk it out. The instructions tell you to individually cut around each decal, start peeling a corner of the decal, and smooth it onto the wall with the tool while the rest of the decal peels away from the backing.
Full disclosure: I followed that process for the first three. Then I just started gently peeling them off the backing and putting them on the wall. Here’s what I think! I think if you’re working with a larger decal it would be crucial to apply them with the tool. But these little 2″ dots went on perfectly with the peel and stick method. So test it out and be careful!
For a confetti wall like this one, it’s kind of brilliant because you don’t have to measure anything. You can just put polka dots up willy nilly and keep taking a step back to be sure that you like how things are turning out. If you stick a decal on and decide it’s no good, gently use the edge of a craft knife to lift the decal off. I was able to reuse the decals that I peeled off without damaging them. Another little note: this wall has a bit of a texture to it, which is visible in the decals. I tested ahead of time to be sure that it wasn’t going to bug me, and I don’t mind it! So be sure you test a decal on your chosen wall first.
So get your confetti on until you like the arrangement! My eyeballs (and my heart) are so much happier now that there’s something cool happening on this giant grey wall. And for funsies, check out a little video of the whole thing coming together!
I want to hug the WallsNeedLove gang for fixing my can’t-paint-my-apartment-walls problem! Gold polka dots forever. xoxo
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