Starry Wall

One of the perks of having your own craft room is that you get free rein to do whatever you want. And that includes decorations.

In my bathroom, I chose a corner sink. It’s a small bathroom and a small corner sink saves up on space. When it was constructed, I asked for the walls to be painted white so that it would feel big and bright. However, when it was done, the wall with the corner sink looked like a hospital because it was all white from top to bottom. It’s one big empty slate that was desperate for any design.

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My original plan was to use a removable wallpaper with a tropical design. I got the idea from Megan Batoon’s video when she DIY’d her bathroom. I wish it was that easy to find peelable wallpapers with pretty designs here in the Philippines. Daiso has peelable wallpapers but the designs are bland.

Months had passed and I still couldn’t find peelable wallpapers. Painting it Solenn Heussaff style crossed my mind but chickened out because (1) I’m not as talented as Solenn and (2) I don’t think I can commit to painting a wall with a permanent design.

So it was back to Pinterest for bathroom decors that are easy to do and could be changed when I get tired of the decor.

I decided on hanging wall decors using materials that I already have and could recycle. My main inspiration was the pin below with a little alteration on the stars.

1. I asked help from my dad to treat and varnish a broken tree branch. I looped some string twine on both ends of the branch so I could hang it on the bolts from the sliding door.

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2. Recycling is still the way to go. I used old cardboard boxes and cut stars and diamonds out of it.

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3. I covered the stars with brown paper (also recycled from paper bags). Some sides of the cardboard were glossy and I only had water-based paint so covering it with brown paper would make it easier for me to paint it.

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4. I was supposed to copy the color scheme from the pin, but when I tried sampling them on the wall, a white-on-white star didn’t look good. So I scrapped the white and painted the stars with just blue and gold.

 

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5. After doing multiple coats and leaving the shapes to dry overnight, it was time to string them together. I poked two holes — one at the top and one at the bottom — then threaded them together using white string.

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6. I hung the branch first then one by one tied the star garlands from the branch. I didn’t follow any pattern. I just winged it based on how I felt about the size and shape combinations on the wall.

This is why I can’t be a vlogger or be on camera. I can’t be bothered to dress up or lo fix myself while doing a DIY. lol I tried taking a picture while hanging the star garlands but look at that unkempt look with an oversized shirt and my fake Star Wars shorts.

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7. I hung the garlands with varying lengths to add some sort of angle. After a few knots here and there, the wall decor was done!

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8. Before and after pictures. Ohhh, the white wall doesn’t look too empty anymore.

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