Yeah first tutorial of the year!! You had to wait a few weeks but it's a good one :) I'm currently working on book 4 and all my time is spend building projects and writing tutorials.Busy, busy, busy but I'm back from today with even more DIY inspiration for 2017 :D
If you follow my Youtube channel you will have spotted the video I posted on the 1st of January, the first episode of my new series Cities of Craft, a project I really hope to develop this year. The first episode is all about Zoe Murphy and her wonderful studio in Margate, UK. While interviewing I spotted a piece of paper stuck to her wall full of beautiful hand lettered words, at that moment I was doing up my bedroom and was looking for a wallpaper for an accent wall but couldn't find any that I liked. That piece of paper got me thinking maybe I can just make my own? Have a look at the video to see how I just did that!
What do you think? Do you like my accent wall? Tempted to get your sharpies out and start doodling? I really do love the wallpaper and the best thing? It only cost me a few pounds to make! It's probably the cheapest wall in my house, how's that for a January low budget make :)
I lined the wall with lining paper first that then got a coat of white paint (the same as the rest of the walls) You can of course doodle directly onto the wall but if you ever want a change of decor the black marks will be very difficult to paint over. Now if I want a different look for the bedroom I can just rip the wallpaper off the chimney breast and repaint. I initially wanted to paint the words on but didn't like the look paint gave me and way preferred the clean lines of a sharpie. The W10 Sharpie has a chiseled tip which makes the hand lettering very easy. I wrote some English and Dutch words, some fun quotes and I doodled arrows, trees and bikes. Just all stuff that makes me happy and I like to see when I wake up.
What doodle is your favourite? I got a couple, of course love the Captain Kermit drawing :) Also really like the narwhal quote (Always be yourself unless you can be a narwhal then always be a narwhal) the 'no home is complete without dog hair' quote and the 'Get off the internet' I know controversial for a blogger/Youtuber but I do think we should all log off more and enjoy the outside :) What would you doodle on your walls? Do you have a favourite quote?
I'll try to post a new project next week but as I'm shooting for the new book it might get a bit tricky. Do let me know if you have any DIY request for the new year. Hope you have a great day x Hester
Photo's and video by Hester van Overbeek, the hand letter your own wallpaper tutorial first appeared here on www.hestershandmadehome.com