Hey guys! Today I’m making a DIY dalmation spot wall for my bathroom. I wanted a dalmation wall for so long and I’m so happy I was able to do it in this bathroom makeover.
By doing a quick google search of “dalmation spots” you’ll see they vary in so many different styles, dots, spacing, variation, and sizes. You can’t go wrong with whatever YOU like. I practiced on a paper plate to get the feel for it.
I prefer the variation of big and small imperfect “blobs”, spots, and “commas”. I did a test run on a paper plate to first see if the brushes and strokes I was making would actually look OK.
You really can’t go wrong with creating these because there is no right and wrong way of creating these, just don’t try to make them perfect or you’ll end up having polka dots instead of dalmation spots.
I first started out by using a bigger paintbrush (the red handled paintbrush in the photo above). I spaced the big spots out about every two inches wherever I saw fit. Then, I went in with the smaller tipped paintbrush and made spots and “commas” spaced out around the bigger spots.
I just used black acrylic paint. I love using acrylic paint because it’s inexpensive, I felt would be much faster than drawing these on with a marker, and acrylic paint dries so fast.
It didn’t take long to get the hang of it. Don’t try for perfection or else you’ll end up with polka dots. It’s ok if they look messy and imperfect.
To see the full bathroom makeover transformation (it was done on a very little budget) click here.