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DIY PAINTED ARCH

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Today I show you an easy tutorial on a DIY PAINTED ARCH.

Painted arch

Yes.

I got on the arch bandwagon. I wanted to paint an arch somewhere in my house for the longest time, haha. I have seen a few fun arches on Instagram, and it totally got me inspired to try this fun and easy mural painting in my home.

A little back story on this wall.

Many – oh so many- like maybe five years ago, I stenciled this wall, and we loved the stenciled design for years, but it was time to do something different. You know how you just need to change things around time to time.

stenciled wall

So we decided to paint that wall over with a beautiful white coat of paint. That was my first step.

THINGS YOU WILL NEED FOR A PAINTED ARCH

  • proper gear for your painting project ( gloves, goggles, etc.)
  • painters tape
  • a piece of drape to cover your floor
  • level
  • string
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • hammer
  • nail
  • the paint of your choice
  • paintbrush
  • small roll

HOW TO MAKE A PAINTED ARCH

First things first.

And I promise it will be an easy project. You will want to paint more arches after you are done with your first painted arch.

DECIDE ON YOUR ARCH SHAPE

I decided on what I am going to paint on my empty wall. I came up with 4 different designs and chose one out of the 4 designs. But in reality, I did not stick with my initial choice haha. I tweaked it as I went with the arch painting.

Illustration of a painted arch mural

TRACE THE SHAPE OF THE ARCH

I installed the TV on the wall first because it was part of my design plan, and it seemed easier to trace the arch shape having the TV installed.

How to do a painted arch above TV

I measured the midpoint for the length of my TV. I used a pencil tied to a string attached to a nail. The length of the string should be the width of your arch at its widest point.

Then starting at the top of the arch, move the pencil on the string down the wall to draw the curve. Watch this mini video below.

Once I had my shape traced, I started painting. My colors were Rusty Gate and Amazon Jungle from BEHR.

My first coat was applied with a brush; then, I went on with the second coat using a small roll to smoothen out the paint.

Then I took off the TV to finish up the edges beautifully. And I also painted a rectangle below the TV to make it look nice and finished.

And then crazy me added another half arch flipped to the side and another small rectangle ( that you almost can’t see) to make it look more fun and unique of a mural.

I told you it is a fantastic and super easy project! Are you ready to paint add a painted arch in your home?

Retro living room. Arch above the TV. So cool
Painted arch in living room.

As always, thank you for being here and getting inspired!

I will be back with more projects soon!

Xoxo

Aniko

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