Painting Using Wine Corks

Just gave my little powder room a spruce up and wanted to share my FREE idea to get this look.

I added these polka dots to the lower wall by dipping a wine cork into paint then dabbing it on the wall.

I was all set to purchase this wall paper for the lower wall and then as I was opening a bottle of wine …I starting thinking. Maybe, just maybe, the cork could be used like a stamp to achieve a similar look.

Measured and drew a level line for the chair rail. It would be installed level with the sink. That wall to the left had an animal print on it so I painted over that too.

Poured some left over latex paint on a plate and gathered a few corks to see which I liked best.

Here’s a time lapse video of the process.

This is the effect – color and shape varies a which makes it all the more interesting!

Used my miter saw to cut the chair rail for the room. You want to cut your corner pieces at a 45 degree angle. I practiced on a piece of scrap wood to make sure the angle was right first.

It’s a pretty small space. I only had to add chair rail to 3 walls. I opted not to attempt dots behind the toilet. I figured that would be hard and I don’t think it’s missed back there. If it bugs me I can always go back and do it.

And that’s it!!!! All you need is a cork, paint, paper plates and time.

Kinda makes me want to uncork a bottle and find another spot to dot!

Cheers y’all-


About Laurel Dane Designs, LLC

I am customizing our final house into a home one room at a time. This is our 11th and final home so every detail is curated to create our FOREVER home. I've worked on many homes of our own and client's home so there is plenty of inspirational for all home sizes and styles here. There are tutorial blogs for DIY projects to recipes- this blog is all things HOME. I hope you will join me and find inspiration here.

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