Hey friends! Today I’m sharing our “Night Sky Accent Wall” as part of the “Anti-Shiplap Wall Treatment” Blog Hop. A bunch of AMAZINGLY talented bloggers are sharing their unique accent walls. The only stipulation was that it couldn’t be a white painted shiplap wall! If you’re visiting from the last stop on the hop, Erin Spain you already know the talent level of the other ladies in this hop!
One of the first things I did when we moved into this house was paint the boys room a nice neutral color of Benjamin Moore “Edgecomb Grey”. As much as I love neutral rooms, the boys room needed something bold, and I decided a night sky accent wall would be the perfect pop.
As you can see in the “before” shot, their room was looking pretty bland.
I started off by taping the edges of their walls, and sealing the tape with more of the “Edgecomb Grey”. After that was dry I was able to paint the walls a deep dark navy blue. Because I didn’t want to paint the other half of the room, I just created a tape edge above the doorway. I rolled the walls, but I would occasionally use the brush and swirl it across the wall, hoping to create more of a “sky” effect. I also skimped on paint in some spots, and went extra heavy in others. I just wanted the wall to look a bit varied like a true night sky.
Next I used a white paint pen to create “stars” all over the wall. **contains affiliate links**
I used the same pen for all of the dots, but made them in an assortment of sizes. I tried to be very random, creating some clusters, some blank spaces, and just randomly dotted the pen all over the wall.
There was no real skill to this process, only stepping back every few minutes to be sure I was keeping it random.
I am so happy with how it turned out. I feel like it truly looks like a sky! At one point I was afraid it may have just looked like a spotted wall. Recently I grabbed the spaceship string art from Target and I love how it compliments the starry sky wall!
To shop the items throughout the rest of their room you can click on the images below.
Now their room isn’t quite so stark, and the deep dark blue adds a lot of depth to the room. I still LOVE the Lego shelves we added in the corner, and most days they are completely overflowing with Lego creations.
On a completely unrelated note, I want to share how much we LOVE the boys metal beds. They are sturdy and look super cool. After going through multiple antique beds these ones are definitely sticking with us for the long haul.
The best part is that these two little hams love it. They had requested that I make the stars actually glow in the dark, but when I tested the glow in the dark paint that I had initially purchased it didn’t glow! I actually just purchased this paint with better reviews and once it arrives I’m going to add in some stars among the white ones that will hopefully glow!
As I was shooting pics of their new wall, the boys hopped into their beds and requested that I snap a few pics of them too!
They’re currently obsessed with “Where’s Waldo” books, and it keeps them occupied for hours, so I’m not complaining!
Thank you so much for stopping by to checkout my “Anti-Shiplap” wall! Make sure you head over to see Melissa from Polished Habitat and her take on an “Anti-Shiplap” wall treatment! Also, here is the list of the other blogs participating throughout the rest of this week!
Monday, September 19th- Rain on a Tin Roof, Cassie Bustamante, Up to Date Interiors, Two Thirty-Five Designs, Suburban Bitches
Tuesday, September 20th- Place of My Taste, Erin Spain, Bright Green Door, Polished Habitat, Casa Watkins Living
Wednesday, September 21st- House by Hoff, Monica Wants It, Design Asylum, Craftivity Designs
Thursday, September 22nd- This is Our Bliss, Sharon Joyce Interiors, PMQ for Two, Domicile 37, Amber Oliver
this is such a fun idea, jess! love it so much and clearly so do the boys!
Thank you so much! Yes they’re loving it! Except they keep trying to point out the constellations… which I didn’t reference when I was making it!
Jess!!!! Oh my gosh, this is just beyond creative! It’s mind blowing! It truly looks just like a night sky!! I bet your boys just love it!
Aw thank you so much! I was pleasantly surprised by how much it actually resembled the sky!
Brynne@The Gathered Home says
Incredible! I just love this, Jess – can I have this in my room too?! 😀 😉
Ha! Right?! Growing up I had clouds painted on my ceiling and I always loved staring up at it. I love that they have something similar now!
This is so cool! I love it and will have to figure out how to incorporate this idea in our next home 🙂 Pinned!
Thank you so much! I so appreciate the pin! It could be great in so many different types of spaces!
I love this wall idea! Definitely going to save that in my idea bank!
Thanks friend! It was so cheap and simple, and such a fun outcome.
You just made my life with this idea!!!This has to be the cutest little boys room I have seen!!! I love everything about it!
You are so sweet. Thank you so much! It’s been fun to put together a space that they actually love. I’m on the hunt for the perfect rug now.
Rachael @ This is our Bliss says
What an incredibly awesome idea!! Such a cool statement wall in a little boy’s room. I just love it, Jess!
Super cute idea for boys!! I would love it in my room too. 🙂
It actually could be really cool in an adult room too! Or on a ceiling!
Erin Spain says
I love this! This is such a fun idea. My boys would be so jealous!
My boys are totally loving it. They keep trying to find all the constellations. sadly, I didn’t actually reference a sky map! They still think it’s awesome though.
I absolutely love this accent wall – and I love how simple it is to create!!
Aw thank you so much! It really was so simple.
I love what you did here. I think I will use this idea in my husband and son mancave. Thanks for sharing this sweet idea.
Absolutely! Thanks so much for reading and letting me know you love it! Good luck with the man cave, sounds like a fun project!
Love this idea. Can you tell me what colour you used for the blue wall? Thanks!!
Sorry I’m not sure because it was a mix of leftover colors that I just mixed until it felt right. If I was choosing off the shelf I think I’d go with Benjamin Moore Hale Navy.