Sharpies aren't just for posters any more. Artistic folks have been using the ol’ Sharpie in home design to create low-cost, high-style looks, both small-scale and large.
Recreating a Favorite Fabric or Wallpaper on the Cheap
|Sharpie on white vinyl to mimic Brunschwig and Fils' Les Touches fabric (via Little Green Notebook)|
|Katie Ridder's Leaf wallpaper was recreated in Sharpie on a bathroom wall (via Gus & Lula)|
|Sharpies and a little paint mimic Shumacher's Birds and Butterflies wallpaper (via Shannon Berrey Design)|
|Sharpies were used to trace over an AutoCAD-created transfer of a scaled -down version|
of the Frekvenssi wallpaper for Marimekko (via Curbly)
Execute Your Own Unique Design Ideas
|Who needs dye to make fun Easter eggs? (Alisa Burke, via Pinterest)|
|To make a low-cost "headboard," create your own stencil and trace it|
with a gold metallic Sharpie (via Gus and Lula)
|Dress up a lamp with a Sharpie oil paint marker (via HGTV)|
|Got a mirror with an ugly frame? Ditch the frame and make your own on the wall! (via Time Out Chicago)|
|This colorful treatment was painted in a retail dressing room, but you could do something similar in your home with a Sharpie (via Apartment Therapy)|
|This is a bathroom update anybody could do -- artsy pinstripes (via Persia Lou)|
Now, this is the Sharpie creation to top all Sharpie creations, in my book. German installation artist Heike Weber made a floor look like it has waves. Wow. I'll leave something like this to an expert!
|(via Apartment Therapy)|
I was in Walgreens last night and passed by a display of Sharpies in all kinds of colors. My mind started wandering, which can be a dangerous thing. I've been considering either a painted stencil or wallpaper for my powder room and/or bathroom, but I'm intrigued by this Sharpie art and wondering if I should try a Sharpie design first. What do you think?