Today marks exactly two years since Mike and I moved into our current, forever(ish) home.
I say forever-ish because who knows what the future has in store for us, lol but for now—forever!ish.
It felt fitting then that we finished another indoor DIY home painting project on our home anniversary.
We recently completed a bright, 3-colour geometric feature wall in our bedroom (see the blog post + photos!) and were so excited to add some more Instagrammable spaces in our home.
Our DIY Instagrammable Feature Wall Office Project
When I proposed an indoor, rainbow striped wall to Mike, he was in!
He was feeling pretty confident after the 3-colour geometric wall, after all, lol.
My office has two great walls that had been begging to be jazzed up. When we first moved in, we had discussed that the wall my desk faces could eventually be used as a photography wall.
The whole plan for the office paint project will be one rainbow feature wall, one two-tone pink feature wall, and then white for the remaining side walls.
Some of our inspiration for this rainbow wall included:
The rainbow Sunnyside Bridge in Calgary + The rainbow Jukebox Print wall in Vancouver!
It’s also quite fitting that the rainbow wall was completed during Pride Month!
Below are a few before, during and after photos of the new Instagrammable Rainbow Wall in my office!
Paint we used for the Rainbow Wall:
- Pink Explosion 1108
- Tiara Pink 1163
- Citron 0850
- Frenzy 0949
- Glass Bottle 0773
- Island Moment 0695
- Enchanted Evening 0673
All paint was from Cloverdale Paint! Some of the colours required three coats, some just two.
I found browsing their paint colours online made it helpful to mock up the exact colours I wanted!
The Cloverdale staff were so excited to put our order together—they don’t often get that many colour requests for one wall!
In terms of how Mike and I divvy up the roles: essentially, I mock up, pick up the paint colours and supplies and help wash paint brushes, lol. Mike does all the tape and actual painting. And that’s just fine with me! ha.
Our friend Kevin later noted that the rainbow coloured wall could have two meanings, for Pride and for Media (television bars! I used to b a journalist) Both are perfect.
We completed this paint project over 3 busy days, juggling other errands and projects.
And the lines are super straight!
I asked Mike if there was advice he wanted to share with other home painters and he said:
“Some people are born with skills. Others are not.”
Next up: the two-tone pink feature wall (still in the office), the white on the remaining side walls, and then we will move down to the living room! This probably won’t be until later in the fall at this point, as Mike’s work schedule changed again and he won’t be around much this summer. (wah)
Feel free to share your suggestions for living room paint colours (we likely won’t go as bright since it’s such a high traffic/visible area, lol, but it will still have to be Instagrammable!!)
And let me know what you think of this rainbow creation!
Our bright colour bedroom wall has been making us feel SO happy, I’m excited to look at this from my desk each day—and also use it for cute photos!