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Modern Sponge Painting | Semi Circle Pattern in Back of Locker Cabinets

If you’re looking for a super cheap and easy way to add a stamped wall in your house or even some visual interest in the back of a cabinet or bookshelf, you’re doing to love this modern sponge painting technique!

Do you remember sponge painting from the 90’s?? Fun fact: I had a multi color sponge painted wall in my bedroom as a kid (along with a matching comforter and wallpaper border. But it didnt look anything like the modern sponge painting that I’ve been seeing all over the internet.

If you haven’t heard….Sponge painting is BACK!! But with modern patterns and fun designs. It’s super easy and unbelievingly cheap.

I knew when we were building our DIY mudroom lockers that I wanted to find a way to add some visual interested to the back of the cabinets. I tried my hand at wallpaper and whew, that is A LOT harder than it looks. It didn’t work out as planned.

So I pivoted and decided to try sponge painting a fun and modern design and I went looking for pattern ideas and inspiration!

Collage showing rooms with sponge painted walls with text overlay that says 12 modern sponge painting ideas

Stamped wall pattern with sponges ideas

I’ve seen so many full stamped wall ideas and patterns, here’s some of my favorites:

Sponge Wall Ideas (Stamped Patterns)

Are you ready to learn how to do modern sponge painting??

I put together a quick video that walks you through the process that helps go along with the step by step tutorial below:

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Materials for modern sponge painting:

Tools for modern sponge painting:

  • Scissors
  • Box or paper plate
shows the inside of a green mudroom locker with different variations of sponge paint patterns to test out

Step 1. Figure out stamped wall pattern.

Take a look at the patterns I mentioned above, take a search on Pinterest and check out the #spongewallmovement and #spongewallchallenge hashtags on Instagram for so many ideas,

I found it helpful to test out a few designs on some paper and tape to the area that you’ll be painting. This is best way to get a feel for how it will look in your space.

shows a pair of green and blue scissors cutting a blue sponge into a semi circle in half over wood floors

Step 2. Cut your sponges.

I decided to go with a semi circle pattern, so I used scissors to cut down the sponges.

Since the locker cabinets are a pretty small space, I wanted to so with a small semi circle so I cut them out of the short edge of the sponge.

If you wanted something larger, you could cut the semi circle from the long edge of the sponge.

I wanted a lot of variation in my stamped design, so I cut up 4 different semi circles which are all a little bit different.

shows a cardboard box lid with gray paint and sponges cut in half circles on gray wood floors
shows a hand holding a semi circle sponge with gray paint on it and in the background the wall is painted green with gray half circles
shows the back of a mudroom locker that has gray half circles painted on the walls
shows a woman stamping the back of the mudroom lockers with a gray painted half circle pattern with a finished locker on the other side
shows an up close picture of a hand stamping a gray painted half circle sponge to a green wall painted with other half circles

Step 3. Sponge paint design.

Pour your paint into a paint tray (or a lid of cardboard box like I used). The key when you’re stamping with sponges is to not get too much paint on the sponge before stamping. Dap off your excess on the tray, paper plates or cardboard.

I worked my way up the back of the cabinet in rows. I was able to get at least 3-4 stamps repetitions off every time that I loaded up the stamp with paint.

shows half a green wall with gray half circles with a blue tape in the corner

Tape off any corners of your wall or furniture with painter’s tape where the sponge will only partially be stamped.

To get more variation on your sponge wall, press lighter on some and harder on others.

shows an opened mudroom locker door with a black jacket and white and tan basket with the back paint with gray half circle pattern

I absolutely LOVE how the semi circle pattern turned out. I think it added so much character to the back of the cabinet and is such a fun little “surprise” when you open the locker doors.

Sponge painting sure has come a lot way from the 90’s. The modern sponge painting patterns are SO fun, don’t you think?

shows a picture of the mudroom lockers with the doors open that shows a hat, jackets, and a backpack hanging from the hooks and white and tan bags sitting in the bottom with gray half circle pattern painted on the back of the lockers

Stamping with kitchen sponges is a super cheap and easy way to add an accent wall to your home or add more character to the back of a cabinet, bookshelf or furniture.

Where would try sponge painting in your house??

Let us know in the comments below!

shows a hand holding a half circle sponge with gray paint on it and in the background the wall is painted green with gray half circles with overlay text that says learn how to sponge paint

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How To Do Modern Sponge Painting

How To Do Modern Sponge Painting

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

Materials

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Box or paper plate

Instructions

  1. Figure out stamped wall pattern (take a look at the ideas shown at the top of post)
  2. Cut your sponges.
  3. Sponge paint design.

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