This post is sponsored by Ace Hardware . I received compensation and product, but all opinions
and content are my own.
You guys know that I’m not a big DIY person, but my twin sister Cecilia is! I’d rather hire
someone or buy the product than make it myself. For some reason I didn’t get the DIY genes. 😉
Cecilia has been wanting to do something with her blank white wall in her foyer using a sponge, and guess who’s helping her on a paint project?! This girl right here!
Cecilia has been in her house for almost 2 years now, and she’s slowly transforming her new
house into a home. Her whole house is painted white, so when there’s nothing on a white wall it
looks pretty bare. The wall to the left of the front door is the wall she wants to transform.
Here’s another view of that wall:
I went to my local Ace Hardware store for paint. Did you know that Ace Hardware stores are
independently owned and operated? Ace stores offer a wide variety of paint, power tools, grills,
lawn, local niche services and virtually anything you’ll ever need to fix, repair and maintain your
house! I called up my local Ace Hardware and talked to Doug, the owner, to place my order. He
was so nice and helpful. Of course, you can go into the store and purchase the paint, but you will soon have the option to buy online and either pick up in store or have it delivered by your local store
I’m a super fan of Joanna Gaines and anything Magnolia, so I wanted to try the Magnolia Home
paint for Cecilia’s paint project. There’s a palette of 150 colors, and I went on The Paint Studio
to browse the full Magnolia Home collection!
Of course, since it’s Cecilia’s house, I had her decide on the paint color, but I did have a few
requests. NO black, and NO white! If you go into her home, she has a lot of black and white, so
I really wanted her to focus on a different color. We both fell in love with the color Olive Grove!
Cecilia didn’t want to paint the whole wall that color, but instead do a sponge design on the
white wall using the Olive Grove color. With this paint project, you don’t need a lot of supplies
other than a paper plate, sponges, and a level. She started on one end and worked her way to
The design is super simple. Do 3 lines, and then move on. Here she’s using a level to make
sure the lines are straight before pushing the sponge down onto the wall.
One tip we would recommend is to not put so much paint on the sponge or else the paint will
start to drip once it’s on the wall. If that happens, just wipe down any drips with a damp cloth.
Here’s the finished wall before we decorated it!
Now to really bring the vision to life! Time to decorate! They don’t have a coat closet by the
front door, so Cecilia and her husband really wanted to have hooks on that wall. We also didn’t
want anything too bulky in that area since the opposite wall already has a bench. Here’s the
I LOOOOVE how it turned out!!!
I hope you enjoyed this super easy and simple paint project. A little goes a long way! 😉