DIY Marimekko-inspired wall drawing | How About Orange

August 13, 2010

DIY Marimekko-inspired wall drawing

Kibwe Daisy explains how to transfer an image to your wall and color it in with Sharpies(!!) to make a cool Marimekko-like graphic for your living room. Read about his project here at Curbly. Kibwe apparently has a very lenient landlord. Add that to your list of supplies.

21 comments:

Grandma G said...

My "landlord" would think I was nuts.

Anna said...

way cool. I love marimekko.

The Fire Hazard said...

That is so awesome :)

momto2wasd said...

Neat idea, but there's no way I'd write on my walls with a Sharpie! I own them, and don't want to have to deal with the headache of covering over something like that someday!

sincerefaith said...

Thanks for posting this. So cool I would love to do this as a headboard. I think it would be a great inexpensive idea for a guest room or for my son, in a great pop of color.

Nydia said...

Great idea, but why not do it on a canvas that you can take with you wherever life takes you.

Cynnie said...

This is wonderful!!! looks great too!! I used to write all over my bedroom walls as a kid...it was ok until I took it out into the HALLWAY.....they stifled my creativity but quick-like. I will forward this post to my parents ASAP......
Cynthia Schelzig

Periwinkle Paisley said...

I am NOT showing this to my daughter who just got in trouble for drawing on the wall with a sharpie. I guess his mom was more lenient.

Megumi said...

We have marimekko designed mobile phones in Japan.

http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/product/foma/style/sh02bmarimekko/index.html

Anonymous said...

Sharpie markers are easily removed from a painted wall with a Mr. Clean Magic eraser. Trust me! Also, Killz primer will also cover it easily.

Jess said...

Megumi, you're so lucky! I need to move to Japan, I guess.

Christy said...

clever project! i would love a wall this fashionable.

Grandma G said...

NO YOU DON'T!!!

Jess said...

Fine, I won't move to Japan, Mom. Relax.

jesslope said...

very nice. thanks for sharing.

Lynnetta said...

This looks great but beware...after many years of doing set painting for theatre, I dread anytime someone has used sharpies. They are impossible to paint over. Even Kills primer won't cover it. If you want to do this project, I'd recommend using water based paint markers. You can get them at any craft store.

Indie.Tea said...

That is so cool! I wish I could do that.

Kaitlin Kroeger said...

I love orange!! This is so creative! Check out this site. I have used and even bought some of the stuff off this site when I decorated my apartment down at school. It's www.squidoo.com/apartmentdecorations

Its really convenient and shares a lot of good tips!

down comforter said...

I agree with Nydia, I would do it on a canvas if I would ever do it...It's a cool project, but I really don't want to upset my landlord

Bek said...

Yeah, sharpie is not easy to cover. So a neat idea, but maybe better suited to canvas or paper...

artzyfartzy said...

omg I finally found what I want to do with a wall in my kitchen. love love love!

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