You might recall that Redbook magazine recently enlisted me as their resident home/DIY expert. I’ve been sharing my latest home décor and craft ideas in every issue of Redbook, and today I wanted to share my very latest creation. Fellow craftistas, take note…


Believe it or not I made this uber chic accent wall using nothing but spray paint, 12-inch doilies, and some Mod Podge. It’s an easy project that makes a bold statement in your home. People will walk into your house and say, “Wow!” Here’s the how-to that I shared with Redbook:

The foyer is the first thing people see when they enter your home, yet we often forget to do anything with it. I used bright paper doilies to make mine over, and it only took an afternoon because it’s such a small area. Doilies are a staple of mine; I always spray-paint them for the dessert table at my kids’ birthday parties. Fixing them to the wall is even easier than stenciling, and it adds some great texture. I chose this coral color because it’s bold but calming—so I’ll still like it months from now.

It’s really this simple:

  1. Pick a neutral color for your wall—I painted mine light gray.
  2. Spray-paint 12-inch doilies in a color that pops. (Spray paint is fast and won’t tear at the fragile doilies.)
  3. Once both are dry, use a high-gloss Mod Podge to paint the area on the wall where you’re going to place a doily. Secure the doily to the wall, and repeat. Since the doilies are big, it’s easy to eyeball your rows (I did), but you could mark the wall with painter’s tape as you go to ensure straight lines.
  4. Coat the entire wall with Mod Podge for a shiny finish. So easy!

And if you loved this tutorial, you should also check out the pretty pots I shared last month. Head over to Redbook’s website to hear how I made these chic chevron planters and see three more creative ideas for sprucing up your pots


Are you going to try my doily accent wall tutorial? Which room in your house could use a chic accent wall?


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