Save or Splurge…pattern perfection!

So I have been on the hunt for the PERFECT pattern to put up on one wall in my dining room {nook}.  Most of the wallpapers that I LOVE are a little out of my budget so I needed to find an alternative.

Now, being 6.5 months pregnant…the questions I ask myself…pay or paint?  Well, this may be a situation that I pay for the splurge BUT…I am still feeling quite ambitious!??? Hmmm???  What will I do?  Time will tell…until then check out these two AMAZING ways to implement visual interest to your  walls without breaking the bank!

The SPLURGE – Decorative Wall Panels, Ballard Designs – Set of 2 $129.00

aren’t these to die for?  ahhhh!!!  LOVE them!

{photo via Ballard Designs}

The SAVE…painted decorative wall pattern tutorial by Jones Design Company (this is one talented chick!!)

The cost?  Paint!  I know I have plenty of paint left over from other projects, so this project for me would be FREE!!!

PLUS…download her pattern HERE for free!!

{photo via Jones design Company}

Have you ever painted a pattern on your walls?  What was your experience like?  We’d LOVE to hear about it!!



  1. susan@pocacosa says

    I like to use patterns in unexpected places like a closet, laundry room, ceiling, back of a bookcase-so fresh & fun!

  2. Dee says

    Yes I have done a tone on tone large harlequin pattern. It turned out beautiful. The hard part is laying it out on the wall and matching it up to an adjacent wall!! Little tricky but I used Navajo white in satin and high gloss so where it wasn’t perfect no one could tell expect me of coarse. Can’t wait to see what you decide!

  3. Christina says

    Well I am a penny pincher so I would say paint, but you can never go wrong with Ballard Design’s anything!

    Can’t wait to see what you decide!

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