10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting

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10 Opportunities to Practice Sponge Painting

Have you ever considered sponge painting? Just the idea probably brings to mind your mother’s bedroom with pink walls and a rose-clad duvet. During the 90’s, everyone was sponge painting their walls. And believe it or not, you can continue this trend in classy and lovely ways around your home today! It just proves how trends circle back around.

Take a look at these 10 opportunities to practice sponge painting and get your sponges ready. You can even ask your mom to help.

10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting
10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting

Anything in a neutral color can be in style. Sponge painting your bathroom in soft tones that are almost the same shade will give your space a zen-like feel for all your bath times to come.

10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting

Sponge painting adds texture to a bedroom. Choose one wall, use moody hues, and blend them softly. This statement wall will create a relaxing atmosphere in your room. (source: House and Garden)

10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting

The ombre effect is amazing! Use sponges to create an ombre sponge painting in the room. Your space will instantly become more artsy and colorful. (via The Spruce)

10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting

Sponges are not only used for daubing and swiping. Cut them into shapes and use them as stamps. With less paint and a sponge stamp, you can create a beautiful patterned wall on a slim budget. (via This Old House)

10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting

Fireplaces are eye-catching and painting them plain can make them look flat. Using a sponge the size of a brick can bring back texture and interest in a neutral color.

10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting
10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting
10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting
10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting

Good countertops are enviable for everyone. If you despise your countertops, think about using a faux granite countertop. No one will know the difference.

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10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting
10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting

While revamping bad countertops, why not also revamp bad furniture? Take that chest, dresser, or side table that your old aunt painted orange and use your sponge painting abilities to make it fit better in your living room.

10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting

Maybe you’re new to sponge painting and want to practice before doing it on walls and furniture. Grab a cheap IKEA globe lamp and sponge paint the shade to resemble the moon. It would make a great night light for your child’s bedroom and give you practice.

10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting

Sponge painting is often done with a darker color over a lighter one, or vice versa. To elevate the look, try adding a third layer of metallic sponge painting. This technique is ideal for updating a bathroom that you don’t love, but can’t fully repaint.

10 Opportunities to Practice Your Sponge Painting

Not sure you want to sponge paint a wall? Try it on a 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 not feeling the sponging vibes. (via Haammss)

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