10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting

Have you ever considered taking up the lost art of sponge painting? Just the idea of it probably brings to mind your mother’s bedroom with splotchy pink walls and rose clad duvet. During the 90’s everyone was sponge painting every available wall in their homes. And believe it or not, you can continue the forgotten trend in classy and lovely ways around your home today! It just proves how trends seem to circle back around eventually. Take a look at these 10 opportunities to practice your sponge painting and get your sponges ready to go. You’re definitely allowed to ask your mom’s practiced hand to help.

Of course anything in a neutral color can be in style. Consider sponge painting your bathroom in soft tones that are almost the same shade. It will give your space a zen like feel for all your bath times to come.{found on Borgosantopietro}.

Sponge painting can be a lovely trick to give some texture to a bedroom. Choose a wall to paint and make a statement with moody hues and soft blending. Such a statement wall will give your room a serious case of relaxation. (via House and Garden)

You gotta love the ombre effect! Use your sponges to create an ombre sponge painting around the room. Suddenly your space will seem more artsy and colorful than it did before. (via The Spruce)

Sponges aren’t just for daubing and swiping. Cut your sponges into shapes and use them as stamps too. With less paint and a sponge stamp, you have the tools to create a beautiful patterned wall in your space on a slim budget. (via This Old House)

Fireplaces are a serious eye catcher, no matter what room they’re in, so painting them a plain color can make them look too flat and boring. Using a sponge the size of a brick can help you bring back the texture and interest of your fireplace while staying in the neutral color zone. (via Lowes)

Good countertops are enviable but not attainable for everyone. If you’re despising your countertops at the moment, you really should think about breaking out your sponges to create a faux granite countertop. No one will ever know the difference. (via Pretty Lil’ Posies)

While we’re making over bad countertops, why not revamp bad furniture as well? Take that chest or dresser or side table that your old aunt painted orange and use your sponge painting abilities to make it into a piece that fits better in your living room. (via Home Depot)

Maybe you’re totally new to this sponge painting game and you want something to practice on before you go for the walls and furniture. Pick up a cheap IKEA globe lamp and sponge paint around the shade to make it look like the moon. It would make a stellar night light for your child’s bedroom and give you a bit of practice. (via Sadie Seasongoods)

Lots of sponge painting we see is a darker color sponged over a lighter one or visa versa. You can step it up a notch by adding a third layer of sponging in a metallic shade. It would be perfect for the sponge painted bathroom you don’t love but can’t completely paint over.

Not sure you want to sponge paint a whole wall? Try it out on a large canvas instead. You can hang it in any room and get the feel for a sponge painted wall, but take it down if you’re just not feeling the sponging vibes. (via Haammss)

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