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Review and Giveaway: DIY Pattern Paint Roller Room Makeover (closed)

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Pattern Paint Roller Before and After

One afternoon while enjoying my daily Etsy peruse I discovered something I couldn’t live without, a patterned paint roller. You use it just like any other paint roller, but rather than simply coating the wall, it creates a pattern similar to wallpaper.

I immediately favorited it and continued my peruse, but just a few days later I placed my order. I decided I had to have it. I purchased my paint roller from the etsy shop, Not Wallpaper, and eagerly awaited it’s arrival. After a very long six weeks of processing and shipping it finally arrived on my doorstep, I couldn’t wait to get started.

Pattern Paint Roller Supplies

Before it arrived I had already decided to use it in my guest bedroom. I didn’t mind the beige/pink color, but it didn’t 100% fit with the grayish blue of the bedspread and wall decor. To better tie the room together I choose two shades of gray. I decided to paint three walls with a lighter gray, one wall with a darker gray, and go back on top of the dark wall with the light color using the paint roller.

Tip: when selecting two colors to use in the same room stay within the same color family. I always select my two colors from the same paint strip.

I started the process by repainting the room with my new paint. I painted the wall with the bed on it with the darker gray and the other three walls with the lighter gray. While waiting for it to dry I pulled out my pattern paint roller and began reading the instructions.

It seemed simple enough and had good tips for painting the pattern randomly or in a set pattern, similar to wallpaper. I decided to go the faux wallpaper route and marked two sides of the roller with a + and -. You alternate between the + and – sides at the top of every stripe down the wall in order to get an even, alternating pattern.

Next, I followed the instructions to tape up the sides, top, and bottom of the wall and any outlets. In order to get a continuous roll you need to be able to roll on top of any obstacles (ie outlets). Once everything was set  I rolled the flat roller in the light gray paint, attached the pattern roller, and got to work.

Pattern Paint Roller Set Up

I couldn’t wait to pull the tape off after I finished rolling on the pattern to see it all come together and I loved the results!  In some areas I accidentally slid the roller causing the pattern to elongate and at the end I realized the pattern would overlap because I ran out of space. While not every section is perfect, as a whole it looks amazing. My best advice is to go with the flow and don’t stress if a section goes a little crooked. In the end the pattern really comes together and small mistakes aren’t noticeable.

Pattern Paint Roller Details

I loved the end result so much I decided to do the pattern on the wall across from my front door. I used a slightly lighter color with a satin finish. By using satin on top of matte it creates a very light affect, you can really only see the pattern when the light catches it. I love it!

Pattern Paint Roller

If you love the way this looks and want to get your own pattern paint roller visit Not Wallpaper’s Etsy shop here or enter my giveaway! Michelle, owner of Not Wallpaper, has graciously agreed to giveaway one pattern roller set, the winner gets to choose the pattern, to one of my lucky readers! All you have to do to enter is favorite Not Wallpaper’s Etsy shop here, and comment on this post with the name you favorited the shop under.

To earn up to three additional entries you can like my Etsy shop here, tweet about the giveaway, and/or share on facebook. For each additional entry please comment again with the name you favorited my shop under, a link to your facebook share, and/or a link to your tweet.

The winner will be randomly selected from the commenters next Friday (7/26) using the plugin And the winner is… Thanks for participating in my giveaway and following my blog! Help me spread the word by sharing, subscribing, commenting, liking, tweeting, digging, or other social networking of your choice. Thanks for stopping by!

Congrats to my winner Dana! Thanks for participating in this giveaway, keep checking back for more chances to win! With the success of this Etsy shop giveaway I hope to review and giveaway more local and handmade items in the future!



Posted by on July 19, 2013

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125 Responses to Review and Giveaway: DIY Pattern Paint Roller Room Makeover (closed)

  1. Jessica Roberts

    I favorited as “acissej72” 🙂

  2. Jenny Lang

    Wow! I’ve been wanting to redo my room for a while and this is a really cool idea!
    – Jenny Lang

  3. Jenny Lang

    Favorited your shop!

    – Jenny Lang

  4. Jenny Lang <
    There is my link to the tweet! (:

    – Jenny Lang

  5. Katy

    This is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I would LOVE this! I favorited them on etsy! katy010305

  6. Katy

    Your etsy shop is already one of my faves! katy010305

  7. leslie

    I favorited as “pixiepine.” Thanks!!

  8. Heidi

    Awesome designs! I bet they would work on furniture too….
    Favorited the shop as heidir695

  9. Heidi

    Favorited your shop as heidir695. I love the tricycle collage!

  10. Mary C. Nasser

    Just favorited Not Wallpaper’s Etsy shop!
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  11. Mary C. Nasser

    Just favortied your “Look Between the Lines” etsy shop, too! 🙂

  12. Jennifer Smith

    Love these rollers! The name I favorited the shop under is Keepsmesane1972

  13. Jennifer Smith

    I also favorited your etsy shop! Nice work!

  14. christy tai

    Thanks for the chance to win!! 🙂

  15. Janine

    I love this idea! It’s in my favorite under janinemoore. 🙂 Thanks!

  16. Janine

    Your shop is also a favorite under user: janinemoore. 🙂 Thanks!

  17. Wendy

    I favorited on Etsy as Wendy Mendez :]

  18. Brandy Fisk

    Love this for my niece!

  19. Yasmin

    I favorited Not Wallpaper’s Etsy shop under alionandalamb.

  20. Yasmin

    I favorited your shop with alionandalamb.

  21. Katie Contests

    Favorited as katiecontests

  22. Katie Contests

    Favorited your shop as katiecontests

  23. paulette schneider

    I’m not a fan of wall paper–such a pia project to do yourself. This is such a great alternative, and I love to paint. I think it’s the zen like motion that gives a sense of peace.
    Fabulous patterns, many toile like patterns, even like the wood grain.
    Easy way to produce an accent wall.

  24. Dot

    Liked the page! Here’s my links:


  25. amy

    i favorited, SO cool, frecklefacecakes

  26. amy

    i favorited your shop, frecklefacecakes

  27. Lily

    Liked on Etsy! username VintageWhale.

  28. Emily F

    I favorited under “holidayfromreal”

  29. Jane Squires

    Would love to win this. Bet my daughter would like to use it on her house. I rent but she owns.

  30. breyanna brandenburg

    Liked the etsy shop as breytiful !

  31. breyanna brandenburg

    Liked your etsy shop as breytiful !

  32. Sarah Cool

    i favorited not wallpapers etsy shop under sarah cool

  33. Sarah Cool

    i favorited your etsy shop under sarah cool

  34. Sarah Cool

    i tweeted under sarahbeara6

  35. Dana Rodriguez

    That is really awesome!Thanks for the chance!

  36. Dana Rodriguez

    I favorited Not Wallpaper’s Etsy shop ~tat2gurl

  37. Dana Rodriguez

    I follow @tatzgrrly and tweeted

  38. Dana Rodriguez

    I also like you on Facebook and shared

  39. Torrey

    Favorited the Not Wallpaper etsy shop (torrey). Thanks for the chance!

  40. Erica

    Favorited under the shop HullStreetGreen! Love these wallpaper rollers!

  41. Kathy Hanley

    I favorited the shop as njsunbunny

  42. Kathy Hanley

    I like your Etsy shop

  43. Vivien L

    Wow, this is great! I am currently redecorating my bathroom and would love this. I’m puffpastry on Etsy.

  44. Vivien L

    I also favorited your shop (as Puffpastry)

  45. Tory

    I favorited the ‘sweet sea rose’ design… it’s amazing! Etsy name= torbito.

  46. Tory

    And I favorited your shop too! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  47. Jai B.

    I favorited Not Wallpaper’s Etsy shop. ( Jai B.)

  48. Jai B.

    I also favorited your shop, Look Between the Lines. ( Jai B.)

  49. Jai B.

    I also tweeted about the giveaway. I would love to use this in my room. 🙂

  50. breyanna brandenburg

    I tweeted as breytiful 🙂

  51. Jennie Sanderson (@jenpsht)

    favorited …jennie/jennifer sanderson

  52. Jennifer Aldridge

    I favorited shop under Jenne86001

  53. Jennifer Aldridge

    favorited Not Wallpaper’s shop as Jenne86001

  54. Christina Silva

    This is a great idea if you don’t want to use wallpaper.

  55. rose

    I pinned it! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

  56. rose

    I favorited the shop but I have mine kept private. ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

  57. charlene

    Favorited Not Wallpaper’s Etsy shop Charlene Elswick

  58. charlene

    Favorited your etsy shop charlene elswick

  59. cassandra

    i favorited NotWallpaper under cassandraashleym on Etsy.

  60. cassandra

    i favorited whitneypanetta under cassandraashleym on Etsy.

  61. Solducky

    Favorited as magpiedpiper!

  62. Beth M

    I Favorited under the username bubbles123456

  63. David

    I follow Not Wallpaper’s Etsy shop as David Lintz

  64. David

    I follow/favorited your Etsy shop as David Lintz

  65. cerissa

    I love the Patterned Paint Roller in Petite Damask Design wall stencil design

  66. cerissa

    liked your etsy shop

  67. Robert Shank

    Under whiteheaded1967, thank you.

  68. natalie yeoman

    i favorited NotWallpaper etsy shop with the name leslie yeoman

  69. natalie yeoman

    i favorited whitneypanetta on etsy with the name leslie yeoman

  70. Brandi F

    I favorited Not Wallpaper’s Etsy shop as Brandi Fitzpatrick

  71. Francesca

    Faved Not Wallpaper as FrancescaElena

  72. Francesca

    Faved your shop and an item as FrancescaElena.

  73. Suzie Williams

    This is so neat! What a unique idea! My MIL has rental property she fixes up between renters. I have to show her this! My favorite is the sweet dreams floral flower.

  74. renee

    I favorite Not Wallpaper under the name yeloechikee.

  75. renee

    I favorite your shop under the name yeloechikee–you have some beautiful things there!

  76. Kathleen M Smith

    Favorited Not Wallpaper’s Etsy shop – Kathleen M Smith

  77. Kathleen M Smith

    Favorited your Etsy shop – Kathleen M Smith

  78. Natasha Tucker

    I favorited as natashagt

  79. Natasha Tucker

    liked your etsy shop under natashagt

  80. Kathy B

    I favorited your shop on etsy – aftercancer

    Love the leopard pattern

  81. Kathy B

    Faved look between the lines as aftercancer

  82. Teresa

    My favorite is the Aspen Frost Design

  83. Linda W.

    I like the sweet sea roses design.

  84. darby

    I favorited with this e-mail!

  85. brandi hawn

    i favorited under the name brandi hawn on etsy 🙂 brandi hawn

  86. Brandy Poteet

    I favorite Not Wallpaper’s Etsy shop.

  87. evans s

    I favorited on Etsy
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  88. Candie L

    I favorite them as Candie L Thankyou

  89. evans s

    liked your Etsy shop
    Evans S

  90. shirley

    I favorited Not Wallpaper’s Etsy shop- Shirley emit.

  91. Mandy

    So fun! I favorited her shop under cluelessme8

  92. shirley

    I favorited your shop.-shirley

  93. shirley


  94. shirley

    Shared on FB-

  95. Nancy

    I hearted the shop: 1Chef

  96. Nancy

    I like your Etsy shop.

  97. Linda Petteys

    favorited Not Wallpapers Etsy shop, liked Look Between the Lines Etsy shop and shared it on FB

  98. Liberty Boblett

    I would love to have this to paint with in my daughter’s room. Love your review. Great post!

  99. Samantha Baker

    I favorited NotWallpaper on Etsy. sammi43055

  100. Samantha Baker

    I favorited whitneypanetta on Etsy. sammi43055

  101. beatriz

    I favorited them! beatrizbry2

  102. Jenny Stanek

    Etsy name orangestar17

  103. Gianna

    Fav (gkran)