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ombre painted wave wall

    Progress continues in the kids’ bathroom mini makeover with a super fun painted wall.


    Let me start at the beginning …


    This is the wall opposite the sinks/mirror. I took inspiration from my very favorite art print and thought painting ombre waves on the wall would be a fun way to fill it up and add a bit of color and whimsy to the room.

    I began by sketching waves onto the wall with a pencil.


    Then using a few shades of paint (two blues leftover from other rooms) and white, I mixed up seven colors starting light and getting darker as I moved down the wall.


    Originally I wanted the waves to have a watercolor look, so I mixed in a few drops of water to thin the paint.      wave-wall-progress

    Once finished, I decided the top wave was way too dark, so I painted over it in the white wall color and planned on going back over it with a lighter blue.


    This is how it looked at the end of day one:


    Cute … sort of.  I liked the idea, but I was not crazy about how splotchy the paint looked. The whole ‘watercolor’ thing did not turn out.

    So yesterday I went over the whole thing a second time, mixing paint without water this time.


    I love it so much more now!  wave-wall-finished

    (the paint was still wet, so the color looks funky in that second row).


    The wall hides behind the door, but it is visible from the mirror. The kids think it’s fun and I am happy to have some subtle color in the bathroom. It’s still a total mess in there, but I’ll keep plugging away and hopefully have it done soon!

    11 thoughts on “ombre painted wave wall”

    1. You did a wonderful job, it looks wonderful! Definitely adds a interest factor to a bathroom
      I am going to do an ombre design as well, in my daughters room, but with scallops.

    2. So cute! I have a beach bathroom as well in shades of blue, so love this idea. I also had your iPhone print of this on my phone all last summer and just added it back a few days ago, the perfect summertime vibe.

    3. That is also my favorite art print from you and it was the first thing I thought of when I saw this on Insta. It’ss a great idea for their bathroom – you are SO dang talented! Thanks for sharing

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