Wednesday, January 14

DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall

DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall
I recently started working in a separate studio space outside of my house a couple days a week. I still work from my home most of the time, but it’s nice to have the option to leave and be able to focus without interruption. The first thing I wanted to do was set up a space that was inspiring and very “me”, so painting the room was #1 on my list. I decided to do something extra fun-- give my space a giant unicorn. I mean, I love pink and I love unicorns, so it seemed like a no-brainer. I’m partnering up with  ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape today to show you my process!

DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall
This is what I started with. I decided to paint this wall a bold pink (“Frosted Watermelon” to be exact). It only took me about two hours to completely finish it all with edging. Win!

DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall
Next, my goal was to project a horse/unicorn image on the wall and trace it, but this room is quite narrow and we couldn’t get the image big enough. Luckily, I spent many, many hours as a child obsessing over and drawing horses, so I took a pencil and went to town free-handing a unicorn on the wall.

DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall
Once I was happy with the shape, I filled the whole thing in with white paint. This took a couple of coats because I was using regular acrylic craft paint.

DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall
When the white paint was totally dry (it's recommended to wait 24 hours), I began measuring out my  ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector 2080EL and started applying to the unicorn. I did a test section initially so I could get a visual on how it was going to look. I found putting the tape on diagonally one way to completion was smart before going the opposite direction. This aids in pulling the tape off quickly in the end.

DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall
Next, I filled in all of the white space with grey paint, and waited for that to dry before I pulled the tape from my unicorn.

DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall
Besides the finished product, pulling the tape off was the best part of this project! Seeing each sharp line take shape with every run of tape removed was so fun!

DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall DIY Geometric Unicorn Wall
I love this unicorn and the fact that it looks like a giant wall decal, but worked out to cost a lost less than a decal this size would! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to get back to sewing in my new studio space! xo.






I am proud to be a 3M sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape. Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by me.

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22 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Great idea, thanks for sharing!

    -Lina
    theugliiduckling.blogspot.com

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  2. This is just DARLING! Might do something similar but paint it on paper and tack it to the wall, since my little rented space has to be paint free! Still, I love this idea (huge fan of pink and unicorns here) and can't wait to try it out!

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  3. What a creative idea and it turned out perfectly! :)

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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  4. This just looks amazing! So so so cute, love the design x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. What an amazing idea! I might try this for a feature wall somewhere in my home!
    ♥Jon

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  6. Ah that is so cool, would be incredible in a little girls room :)

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  7. It looks soooo wonderful!!!
    I love your idea.

    Greetings & Love
    Ines
    www.eclectichamilton.com

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  8. This looks so cool! I want that on my wall :)

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  9. Love this! I so wish I could paint my rental's walls.

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  10. THIS IS SO WONDERFUL! I still can't believe you freehanded it though. Congrats on your new studio space too - I hope it's inspiring you!

    xx Kathryn
    http://www.throughthethicket.ca

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  11. Oh my. That's so intricate & laborious. Turned out spectacularly. There's no way I could freehand.
    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  12. Wonderful! Now I want to do the same on my walls!

    xx
    www.fawn-girl.com

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  13. Que lindo!
    Você é muito criativa.. Parabéns!

    http://lovelyplacee.blogspot.com.br

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  14. Wonderful !! Great freehand also !! This is perfect timing finding this on Pinterest as I have been searching for months online for the big decals for our little guys room. You can never find exactly what your looking for either. Also the decal would surely be removed by our little guy. This is perfect. Now I just have to find the perfect big tractor drawing LOL. thanks so much for sharing this !! Much easier for some one like me who could never even attempt a mural painting. :)

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  15. so fun!

    xx nikki
    www.dream-in-neon.com

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  16. this is amazing! i think i need a huge unicorn on my wall as well! everyone probably needs one, to be honest.. :-) xx

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  17. Awesome! Totally love it! ��

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