DIY Gold Polka-Dot Wall

In my home and here on the blog, I try to do original and unique projects. Even when I see something I love on Pinterest, I often challenge myself to tweak the concept just enough to call it my own.

Well friends, this is not one of those times.

The fact of the matter is that sometimes I come across something that is just so so so awesome (so awesome that I can’t stop thinking about it and relentlessly search my home for a blank wall to do the same thing to!), that there’s no use trying to re-invent the wheel or put my own spin on it. That is the case with my gold polka-dot wall. Somebody else has done it (well, actually, a lot of people have done it). It.is.awesome…and I wanted to do it too. So I did. And it makes me SO SO SO happy!

I first fell in love with this idea when I came across this amazing coral dresser and its gold-polka-dotted backdrop (bottom left). Then, when I saw this room makeover (bottom right), the deal was done and I was immediately ordering some metallic gold contact paper.

I’ve shown you a few sneak peaks of the wall already over the course of the last week…here with our new stools

…and here with our new office/craft storage towers!

 

 But today, I want to show you the whole thing…show you how I did it, and show you how it was the best 1-hour project I think I’ve ever done!

 I’m honestly not sure which came first: my desire to do something with this blank wall at the far end of our office/craft room or my desire to do a dotted wall treatment somewhere in my house. Either way, it was the perfect solution for adding some “wow” to this space!

 I am not a good stenciler, and since we’re “renting” this house, anything we do to the walls must be un-done. As such, some sort of vinyl/stick-on option was my preference. I found this beautiful metallic gold contact paper on Amazon for $15. The reviews were good so I went for it. My circles measure 2″ and I used about 3/4 of the 9′ roll. I cut my circles using the autofill function on my Cricut, but you could also cut these out with a punch (although then this might be more of a 90 minute project versus a 1 hour project 😉

 Once the first batch was cut, I started applying them to the wall in a random fashion. I would then repeatedly load up the machine with more paper and get it cutting while I placed circles on the wall. The main reason this project was so quick (besides that I used self-adhesive contact paper) is because there was no measuring involved! I just placed my dots more concentrated at the top and then less concentrated as I moved down the wall. Every so often, I would step back and see where more or less dots were needed. The dots were easy to remove and re-position as needed!

 I kid you not, within an hour, I was done!

 

 This paper shimmers and shines in the light, bringing a life and vibrancy to this side of the room! Such a simple and inexpensive project that has major impact!

 

  Here’s a shot of the entire wall from as far back as I can get 🙂

 

 And the final before and after shot:

 

 Sometimes going along with the trend isn’t such a bad thing if it makes you so happy. This office/craft room for so long felt dull and in-cohesive. With the addition of some simple gold dots, it’s a happy and energetic place to work! The dots really helped pull together other elements in this room so that it’s finally starting to look finished! There’s lots more to show you so stay tuned!

 I hope you all have a great weekend! See you back here next week!Megan

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48 Responses to DIY Gold Polka-Dot Wall

  1. Megan, I love this idea and the room looks great with the gold dots! What a fantastic project! Pinning and if you have time, I would love you to share this great project at our Best of the Weekend party tomorrow night. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful upcoming weekend.

  2. Yep, I'm with ya!!!! Just ordered some gold metallic stickers to do exactly the same thing you and other bloggers have done cause I just love it!!! And who says we have to be the first one to come up with a brilliant idea ourselves anyway 🙂 Great job!!

  3. Megan this is fantastic!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at our "Best Of The Weekend party"! I have pinned it to our party board and to another big board too. I will be sharing it on FB & Twitter in a few hours. We hope to see you again at the next party!
    Have a great weekend!
    xoxo – Claire

  4. I love the wall! It looks amazing, as does the whole space! My first thought was- i have gold duct tape! But i then had to very forcefully stop myself from sticking duct tape (of all things) to my wall.

    CorinnaAshley.com

  5. Can you please share the paint color on the wall that you gold "dotted" it shows differently in diff lighting but is so pleasant- thanks!

    • Hi Traci! Yes, I know, it looks so different in various lights, which is really neat. I've used in in various places around my house; in some rooms it looks grey, but in this room it looks very very light blue. The color is Martha Stewart's Cumulus Cloud. Hope that helps!

  6. We are closing on our house in the next month & my little girls' room will be the first room I work on! What brand of contact paper did you purchase! This idea is something I'd love to do! Thanks!

  7. I am doing this to my bathroom with metallic craft paint. I am also in a rental, but this covers very quickly with white semi-gloss. It is less expensive for me. I just use my sponge pouncer and it is working brilliantly! Just another idea to share. I don't care who all is doing the dot thing, I love it too!

  8. Just love this idea; bought some sheets of multi coloured decal dots today, [marked down to less than half price too!] No foil ones to be found, so I am going to spray paint the sheets gold, let em dry then follow you lead. Thank you so much for an affordable and cute idea.

  9. Hi Megan, it has been nearly a year since you posted this. Can you share if it was easy to remove or if the contact paper left any residue behind? I want to do this in my apartment, but I'm nervous it will take off the cheap paint (it has no protective coating) and I'm also not sure how to remove it. Thank you!

    • I haven't taken any off the wall yet, as we don't move for another year. BUT, whenever my son starts to peel one off the wall, it comes off with no problem and leaves behind no sticky residue! Not sure what another year will hold, but I will keep you all posted! Hope that helps!

  10. how many dots did you cut for this wall? just curious how many I would need to buy for my daughter's room…i love this idea too!!

  11. approx. how many dot decals did you need to create to finish this wall? just curious as i would like to do this for my daughter's room ! looks great!!

  12. Hi Megan,

    Love this idea and I would like to do that for our baby's nursery. However I can't find the contact paper on amazon. Any tips on where I can source that from??

    Much appreciated,
    Natasha

  13. Hi Megan,

    Love this post and happy to see that you're still replying to questions and comments. 🙂

    I would like to use my Cricut to print out letter stickers to put on card stock. Do you think the Oracle 651 Vinyl would be too heavy for it?

    Thanks!
    Nellie

  14. ok I'm going to try this one more time. I have tried 3 times to comment and its looks like its not going through. If they did I apologize and just respond to this one please! can you tell me how long that wall is? I have a 13 ft wall that I'm trying to see how many dots i will need. i know you said you used 250 but not sure on the length of your wall. Thank you!

    • Hi Kally! I hope you check back here for the answer to your question! Your email wasn't attached to your comment so I can't quite get back to you. The wall with the dots on it was about 12 feet long. I hope that helps and good luck!
      Megan

  15. I think Amazon caught wind of the awesomeness. The gold paper is now fifty $57 with shipping. Off to ebay I go. Thanks for the great idea!

  16. Looks awesome! I’ve been looking on eBay for stickersso I don’t have to cut my own and I noticed some sellers using your images as examples for their product :/

    • Thank you so much! And thank you for letting me know about the Ebay seller. It looks like all the listings using my image was the same seller and I have contacted them. I also had this happen on Etsy and the seller removed my image right away! Appreciate the head’s up!

      Happy New Year!
      Megan

    • Thank you so much for sharing your project – I LOVE it! So glad you found inspiration here and gave it a try!

      Thanks for sharing!
      Megan

    • Thank you so much for sharing a great resource for finding these dots! Glad you found inspiration from my project and gave it a try!

      Happy Sunday!
      Megan

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