I love, love, love faux denim on boy’s bedroom walls! Sometimes it is difficult to come up with a great faux technique for boys… but denim goes with SO much. Especially Pottery Barn Kids bedding. It’s always a go.
You need to start with white SATIN paint on the walls. Anything less shiny than satin will not work well. The key to denim is starting with “panels”. You do this by using chalk lines to section off your walls and then fauxing denim every other panel the first day. Then every other panel the next day.
The blue is just eggshell or satin blue paint and glaze….you can do any shade of blue. Your mixture is 3:1 glaze to paint. Ralph Lauren has some AMAZING blue colors…..
After letting those panels dry overnight… you tape off the remaining panels and overlap them by 1/4 to 1/2 inch, which gives you the dark line which is supposed to look like the seam on the side of your bluejeans.
And that is it!
A denim faux finish is not hard… but it is a two-person project, unless you have some faux finishing experience. And…. it takes 3 days (day 1 for panels, day 2 for every other panel, and day 3 for stitching).
Update: We eventually updated this bedroom into a baseball-themed room, see it HERE. Instead of a denim faux finish – we now have a giant faux baseball. LOL
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I love it….feel free to come find a blank wall at my house when you need to TRAIN someone to do this technique!!!
Oh yea, it’s easy. Just like that! You make it sound so easy!
It does look wonderful!
It IS great! Can I start with a blue wall?
I like what you did to the red mirror also.
And I have those same sports pics up in my gameroom! Kirkland’s baby!
It is so cute, and you make everything seem easy…your so calm and reassuring.
That looks awesome and you make it look so easy!! What an adorable idea..
Love it, it looks great! jen
I do love the demim look for the boys! Very cool.
Ha! Can’t you just do it for all of us!!?
Jennifer, This is awesome! Great job and I bet that little boy thought it was so very cool. I know my oldest son would LOVE it!!
I wish my teenagers would go for this…I love it…Now who would let me practice this on their walls? 🙂 Loved the post and I love your sons room! You have a great eye…or two…:) Meme
Awesome and wonderful job!! I would like to make my kids room stylish with furnitures.
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I love this technique. However, can you tell me where you purchased the stitching stencil tape?
this looks awaesome, so perfect for a little boy…timeless. and it photographed so well..great job, another file worthy post!
That looks so cute– I have seen it before but not with the stitching, that is an adorable feature.