When we are bored of looking at a room in our house, we quickly try to find ways to remodel or make the space look more vibrant and alive. Give it that extra touch that will make you smile when you walk in.
One of the easiest and fastest way to give your digs a makeover is by painting the walls. It may be the whole room or a feature wall. Changing the colour can change the dynamics in the room instantly. The next step is of course finding a colour that you will be in love with for a couple of years.
If you are going to make a statement with a feature wall, it makes sense to make it glitter! That’s what makeup artist Jennifer Bayer did for her wall and it’s absolutely stunning.
#1. It’s not a complicated process to make your walls shine with glamour.
Large container Mod Podge
4 bottles of finely milled glitter
3 bottles of large glitter particles
1 bottle of gloss formula
Sponge paint brushes
1 putty knife
These products can be found at your local craft store.
#2. Take the small particle and large particle bottles.
There is no specific ratio to use. Do you want the larger glitter particles to show or do you prefer the smaller ones? It’s all up to you.
#3. Stir the two glitters together so it turns into an even consistency.
Add Mod Podge to the mix. The more you add the glue in the thicker the consistency is going to be. Jennifer wanted to give the wall a concrete feel.
#4. Once the consistency turns chunky, its ready to be applied.
Dip the putty knife into the mix. Use enough to apply a thicker layer on the edges of the wall.
#5. Press the mix on the wall. Smoothing it out too much makes the paste very thin.
When the paint begins to dry if you see inconsistent spots, you can go back and fill the area again.
#6. Don’t worry if any of the mix falls on the floor.
Once it dries, it can easily be peeled off. The thicker the consistency the more glitter you will need. Make sure you buy enough bottles in advanced as opposed to having to run to the store to get more.
#7. For the rest of the wall, use a sponge brush. A bigger sized brush will allow you to press a good amount at a time.
The mix does not stick to the sponge, making it easy to just spill. Just be aware so you are not dropping big glops on the floor.
#8. Press the glitter mix on the wall.
Pressing up is best rather than paint down. Don’t do a huge batch mix because the Mod Podge dries quickly.
#9. A couple of touch-ups is part of the process.
Jennifer simply made a new batch to go over the spots she missed. It’s easier to see where more glitter is needed once the application has dried.
#10. The final product, a feature wall that Jennifer wanted to look “fabulously tacky.”
Jennifer admits the process took a lot of work and made a huge mess. The end result was totally worth it.