How We Made This Easy Sharpie Wall

We created a fun, wallpaper effect with this easy sharpie wall project! This affordable accent wall was part of our powder room update and I love it so much!

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Sharpie Wall Space Prep

Prior to beginning our easy sharpie accent wall, we decided to repaint the entire powder room in Sherwin Williams Pure White. I think white is great at making small spaces appear much larger.

White wall with black window trim.
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Visualizing The Sharpie Wall

If you’re anything like me, then you’re very much a visual person! I used blue painter’s tape to create a mock-up of the geometric lines. This process allowed me to adjust and readjust the lines until I was completely satisfied with the finished design. I then used a ruler and a pencil to draw out the lines, so I’d know exactly where to retrace with the sharpie paint pen. Here’s another highly recommended sharpie paint pen.

White wall with blue painter's tape in a geometric pattern.
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White wall with black sharpie lines.
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Best Technique to Create Clean Sharpie Lines

Initially, I was simply retracing the pencil lines with the sharpie paint pen and ruler. However, we have textured walls, and my lines we’re as clean as I wanted them to be. We decided to create a tape border around each line which gave a prettier finished look! To minimize waste, I was able to resue the blue tape for several lines before having to trash them. I love this oil-based sharpie paint pen because it’s fade, water, and abrasion-resistant. It also works really well on a variety of surfaces.

White wall with sharpie lines and blue tape.

Easy Sharpie Accent Wall – Reveal

We spent about $12 on materials to complete this sharpie wall project! Honestly, I don’t think we’ll ever be able to top this as the MOST AFFORDABLE ACCENT WALL we’ve ever done! I love how striking this wall looks and how easy it is to mistake this for a wallpaper design.

Sharpie accent wall with wood console table, hexagonal tiles and home decor.
Inspired by the original design from the interior designer – Eli Hariton

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If you’re interested in checking out more of our accent walls, then I highly recommend these DIY accent wall projects:

$20 Color Block || Wood Slats || Wallpaper || Shiplap || Dark Vertical Slats

Sharpie accent wall with black and brown crate bench and black geometric lines

Allow your creativity to shine by having fun with the geometric lines and colors! We hope you’re inspired to try this cheap and easy sharpie wall. Let me know if you have any questions! Until next time friends!

Aminah Chung


8 Replies to “How We Made This Easy Sharpie Wall”

  1. I LOVE this!! I have just about every type of Sharpie out there in almost every color. Found a great way to put them to use.

  2. I love this fun and beautiful DIY

  3. I love this idea so much. Plan an execuring somethinh similar soon. Thanks for the inspo!

  4. I love this and have been planning to do a sharpie wall in our new home. My only question is how does it do with cleaning and wear and tear? Does this smudge or smear when cleaned or do you use something to seal the wall?

    • Hi Morgan, I haven’t had to clean this wall so I honestly can’t comment on that. We have no smudges and it’s been almost a year.

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