Dear Diary,

So often in the land of design, we hesitate to add colour and pattern to our walls with wallpaper because it is so permanent, pricey and hard to install. I get it! I have installed lots of wallpaper in my life and I understand that it takes patience and some finessing. So how can you achieve this fun colourful look while avoiding the complicated wallpaper installation part? Why not paint a pattern on your walls instead? I did! It took me less than half an hour and the results are that of dreams. I cannot tell you how easy and fast this is. If you love the look, follow me, friend, I am going to show you the ways!

Here is what you will need for your DIY free-hand wallpaper:

  • Paint
  • Small angled brushes
  • A stepladder
  • Sample paint pots

Get the full instructions on the HGTV website with many more crafts by your’s truly on their new and improved DIY page.