DIY Anchor Statement Wall

Love this anchor wall so muchA statement wall can be a great way to spice up a plain white room. Rather than add a bold color to the walls, we decided that a nice print would be a good change. The best part about this wall is that it’s a low-cost, high reward project!

Anchor Wall Steps Supplies: craft foam, a small piece of cardboard for mounting, super glue, scissors, small paint brush, black paint (I used acrylic), masking tape

1. Draw out an image for your stamp onto paper. Cut it out and trace the image onto craft foam.

2. Cut out the foam and mount it onto a piece of cardboard with super glue (I used ).

3. Measure out where you want your stamps and mark with masking tape. That way there is less room for error.

4. Begin stamping your wall. (I used a small paint brush to apply the paint to the stamp.) If you are stamping on a textured wall like I did, the stamped image will be imperfect.

5. To make the anchors look solid and less like a stamp, I went back over the anchors with a small paintbrush and filled in the holes. Depending on how textured your wall is, this can be a couple of dabs or possibly reworking most of the image.

6. Keep stamping and filling until you’re all done!

Adorable Anchor Statement Wall Love this anchor statement wall
This wall only took about a day to complete, and it adds such an adorable touch to the back room. Definitely be careful with your touch-ups, but don’t expect the anchors (or whatever image you choose) to be absolutely perfect! There will be slight variations, which in my opinion, add even more character to the wall!  Happy stamping!  xo. Katie

  • That looks so cute! Love the anchors!

    XO Nat
    Nat in Love

  • Awesome!!! I also would like to say that I look forward to your posts as I am completely addicted to this site. 🙂

  • This turned out so well! I love anchors! It’s great to see how big a change can be achieved within a day and on a small budget.

  • This is adorable!I’d love to try something similar with metallic paint in my gray hallway!

  • Absolutely adorable and whimsical! Your blog has been one of my longtime favorites for DIY ideas and has inspired me to start my own DIY blog 🙂 Do you have any tips on how to promote a new blog to a wider audience?


  • POW! I love this! I really like anchors but this would never gave occurred to me. Not sure it would work in our Georgian terrace but maybe I can sneak it in somewhere.

  • I love this! My baby’s room is nautical themed and this will definitely be happening in there! This is one of those ideas that makes you think, “Duh! Why didn’t I think of that?”

  • I love the anchor wall! I’d love to do the same thing with a chevron pattern in my future house!! Thanks for sharing!
    Sarah C.

  • From far away it looks perfect, and I’m sure the mini differences really are not too noticeable! I definitely love this! 🙂

  • Oh wow I love it, may have to try this when I have my own house!


  • I am completely in love with this. I need to figure out how to incorporate this into my own home!


  • I love the anchor!
    Can I ask where it was purchased!
    We bought a boat last summer and love it, this would look great in our home!

  • Super cute! Perhaps when I’m finally allowed to paint in a house, I’ll do something like this!

  • Wow! How creative and beautiful!!! Really fresh idea!

  • OMG I really love this, thank you for the tutorial xx

  • Woahhhh this is possibly the cutest wall art that I have seen to date! Brilliant!

  • what a great idea, i love it! it looks amazing, i will try it too:) thanks for sharing and greetings from spain:)

  • Very nice! A great way to add personality to a room without having to change the entire wall colour! Love it 🙂

  • Such a fun project idea! I am debating about trying this out on one of our walls at home. Not sure what shape, maybe a fox. 😉

  • That’s absolutely darling! I love it 🙂

  • Super super cute!! I like another commenters post on doing it to a kitchen cart as I AM a renter too. I was thinking maybe a side table would be adorable. Thanks so much for your great ideas!

  • Seeing tutorials like this make me REALLY wish that I owned my apartment instead of just renting it. Not sure my landlord would be too thrilled with me doing something like this!

  • I love love LOVE the wall feature! Anchors are a fave of mine!

    Great idea! Thanks!

    Lulu xx

  • Beautiful! I love the idea. Must try this when I’m back in my own apartment . /Lina

  • Katie! This is awesome. I love statement walls and this is just awesome!

  • Amazing outcome and seemly simple! Love one day projects! Definitely inspired to spruce up a wall in my apartment that’s lacking UMPH.
    Beautiful cream color on the wall too, do you recall the color’s name? Thanks!!

  • thanks for sharing how you did it! it looks really beautiful. i might try a different pattern on one of my walls. 🙂

  • Oh my gosh!!! I love this so much! It is so fun to look at and is a lot less scary some how than adding a bold color. Plus, I love white walls and this way you get to have a fun wall without losing the white color. Just amazing! =D

  • I love this idea! My mom would go nuts over it!


  • This is super super cute! I will have to put this on the to do list when we move into our house! Thanks for such great ideas!

  • Such a great idea! I just ordered wall stickers for a silver polka-dot wall, love the idea of a wall-paper like feature that isn’t actually wall-paper.

  • This is great! I love it plus it matches my tattoos!

    Keep the ideas coming, they are so creative and inspiring!

    Thank you for sharing them,


  • I am considering this on my bedroom main wall….. any suggestions for a design on a dusky pink in a white shabby chic room?


  • Love this. A great idea for renters who like a little bit of color to a wall without having to totally paint everything!

  • Ah! I love this! And it looks so simple! I can’t believe I haven’t seen this done! I now need to pick a wall to do this too! Great idea! And thanks for your know-how! 🙂

  • Beautiful!!! I have been collecting images over the last few weeks of anchors as my 3 year loves pirate ships!!!! A great concept that can be used for so many ages… Thanks so much for sharing a really lovely idea.


  • Katie, I’m in love with this + your door is adorable – love the pop of colour it lends. Perfect! xo

  • Great simple idea to add some nautical fun to your home! Thanks!

    Juliette Laura

  • this is awesome! i love how it adds just a touch of color. perfect. now, what wall can i do this on in my home….

  • what a great idea! The one room in our house that I wanted to keep white is our son’s room because his room is the brightest, with a huge window that let’s the sun in. This would be perfect for a wall in his room so that it doesn’t look too plain.

  • This is amazing and it’s such a great way to personalize your space! Fantastic post! xx

  • Wow love it!

    I will look a spot in my house to try something like this 😉

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  • What an amazing idea so simple yet super-cute! I wanna do it too all my walls 🙂
    Rachelle x

  • This is so cute! I wish I had that archway doorway! I used to love nautical themes, I’m glad to see it back! =)

  • LOVE THIS!!! My boyfriend competes in sailboat racing and would die over this 🙂

  • I did something similar last year, with a water drop stamp I made. Was pretty happy with the result! Check it out:

  • That’s kinda cute. You could do it with anything, really … cranes, maybe? Or small owls.

    Ladaisi Blog
    Ladaisi Etsy

  • This is awesome. I need something for a bathroom wall and I think this may be the answer!

  • Oh this is perfect. My daughter’s sorority’s symbol is an anchor…such a great craft night activity.

  • I absolutely love anchors, A few months ago i was considering to get it as a tattoo. So this really excites me, love it.

  • WOW, THIS IS AMAZING! I think I’ll do that with every wall in our house. Let’s see if my dad likes it. :DD

  • This is so cute! We have a rental, so I’m not ready to do a whole wall, but I’m ready to stamp the side of my new kitchen cart!!

  • This is really gorgeous!!
    Well done!

    but i’m just wondering, if it’ll be easier if a stencil was used instead of a stamp then having to paint over it.
    maybe i could try! 🙂

  • I love it!!! I loved the wall with the pony (the first you did) and I love this too!! 😉 You have incredible ideas, keep sharing them, you make the world more beautiful. Nina

  • Oh gosh, it really does look amazing Katie!!! You are so talented xxxx



  • This is such an original idea! Absolutely love it!!! Can’t wait to see more pictures from your house.

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