Guys, guys. This mural is rocking my world. Graphic, unique and interesting as hell. Did I mention that it was free? I know, your minds are blown. Wanna make this yourself? I’ll give you the 411, the DL, the nitty gritty.


Firstly, you need an artist. Don’t have one in-house like I do? Find a design you like online! Brainstorm. Doodle. And if none of that works, send us your measurements and Garrett will whip something up for you.

DIY Mural with the Grid Transfer Method
DIY Mural with the Grid Transfer Method
I took measurements of our wall, and we drew up a to-scale sample of the wall on Illustrator. We added a grid that would translate to a 12 inch grid on our wall. Garrett got to sketching. He draws constantly, and has notebooks full of sketches. So this was easy peasy for him. I think it took him 20 minutes. He’s amazeballs. While he was doodling, I (very lightly) sketched out a 1ft x1ft grid on our wall with pencil. After that, I just used the grid-transfer method to sketch out the outlines of his drawing. If you’ve never used the grid transfer method, it’s super simple! Here’s a brief video of someone using it for a portrait.


I then went over it in some paint I had leftover from my black wall (and my master bathroom that I mistakenly painted black).  That’s it! So simple. Throw on a podcast, spend a couple evenings on it, and you’ve got a graphic statement wall for FREE.


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