Decorating & Design
October 28, 2016
DIY: Faux-Clay Half Wall
Bring color and character to plain white walls with this simple paint project.
You’ll need: two paint colors in a matte finish (we used Red Earth (64) by Farrow & Ball for the wainscotting and Nancy’s Blushes (278) by Farrow & Ball for the accent stripe) painter’s tape, drop cloth, brushes, rollers.
- Spread drop cloth across entire area to protect floors.
- Measure desired height of half wall you want to create (we chose to go 3′ high), marking at intervals with pencil.
- Repeat above step for chair rail stripe, making it 2″ to 3″ high.
- Using painter’s tape, define half wall and paint below, including baseboard. When dry, remove tape and create new lines for chair rail. Paint in accent color. When dry, remove tape.