DIY Removable Terrazzo Accent Wall
Updated: Oct 21, 2020
Alright, by now, month five-ish of quarantine, you’ve probably become very familiar with the inside of your home. I can’t even remember the last time I left the house for more than a day! If you’re tired and want something new to look at, try making your own terrazzo accent wall! This is a fun little project to help you enjoy your space just a little bit more, since that’s where we’ve all been most lately!
I went to interior design school, so I am constantly decorating or trying out new things in my apartment. Unfortunately, because I’m renting, I’m pretty limited on what I can do without risking not getting my security deposit back. I made this fun little accent wall using removable vinyl so that when I’m ready to take it down, the wall will be fine! Here’s what you’ll need if you want to recreate this look at home:
THAT’S IT!!! Don’t you love DIY projects that won’t break the bank?! I absolutely do. I bought a variety pack of removable vinyl made originally for the Cricut Joy. I like the variety pack because I got five different colors (I only used four though) for way cheaper than if I bought the colors separately. Don’t have a Cricut (or even know what it is)? Don’t worry! You won’t need one for this project! Just make sure to get REMOVABLE vinyl and test it out on your wall before committing. (I tested it out on my walls, and it was totally fine.)
All you need to do is take your removable vinyl sheets and cut it into irregular shapes. I looked up a terrazzo pattern for reference but basically just cut a mix of
straight funky-angled pieces! You’ll want to take into consideration how big the wall is that you’re trying to cover and how far apart you want your pieces. Otherwise, you can’t go wrong with this project! Just peel, and stick!
I live with my boyfriend so I had to make my wall not as girly as I would have liked. I would have LOVED to do a black dalmatian print wall but that was vetoed very quickly. The wall I redid is actually in our master bathroom. Believe it or not, this was the only wall in our apartment that I hadn’t put something on. Whoops! In my apartment, the walls are textured, which is quite unusual for North Carolina. I can see the texture in the vinyl because of this, but it doesn't bother me!
That’s all folks! Good luck with your wall and be sure to tag me so I can see the finished results!
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