How to paint polka dots with a sponge

Since I stencil the entry wall with the Otomi pattern , my daughter was begging me to do something in her bedroom. “Because it’s all white, mum, and it’s not nice!” She suggested a few crazy things, I went for something simple: Polka dot. As far as there is pink involved she is happy, so I paint tree shades of pink polka dots!


Here is the easy way to make it. Choose some nice colors and get some kitchen sponges (one for every color will be the best).

Use a round shape to draw a circle on the sponge. The center of the tape was just perfect, but any container will work.

Use a utility knife or scissors to give the sponge a circle shape.

Let’s start stamping polka dots on the wall!

The three shades of pink I used are from Behr: Sweet Tart M160-3, Hot gossip P150-4 and Beauty Queen P120-5.


Put some paint into disposable plates, dip the sponge in it and applies the sponge on the wall. You just need a little paint on the sponge, you can removes paint excess on the edge of the plate if needed.

It works better if, once the sponge is on the wall, you turn it on itself a little. That way the paint is better applied.


To make a random pattern, applies one color at the time and paint more dots on the upper part of wall. Once in awhile look at the entire wall and adds dots where it seems necessary.

And tadaaaaaam!!! It was the surprise when she came back from school, she like it and wanted to kick her brother out of the bedroom…because “it’s only for princess”.

You can find the dresser makeover HERE, the tutorial to make the lampshade HERE, and the explanation to turn a towels into wall art HERE.






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    This is some great work to do on a wall for kids room or may be drawing room. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful piece of work.

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      I'm glad you like it! Let me know how it works!

  2. Anonymous
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    Its really nice….great idea, Ama

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    lemme try this over the weekend thanks for such a great idea !!

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    ive been looking for an easy DIY idea how to paint my little girl's room..this is awesome, will try this once her room is ready..thanks for sharing!

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      I'm glad you like it! Don't hesitate to share a pic when you are finished!

      • Beatriz Fefel
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        Your polka-dot wall inspired me. I’d like to send you a picture of it but don’t know how. Thanks!

        • amaryllis
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          Hello Beatriz, I would love to see your polka dot wall, you can send me a email with the pic at I wish you an Happy New Year!

  5. William Nichols
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    I love this idea! I’ve been looking for something like this for my 4 year old daughter. We’re painting her a ‘big girl room’, and this will do the trick.

    May I ask where you got the kitchen sponges, or what brand they are?

    Thank you for sharing such a neat idea!

    • amaryllis
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      Hello, The polka dot wall is so easy to make. I made it a few years ago and my daughter still love it. I don’t remember the sponge brand I used…it was the cheap one. I also saw that some brand already sell rounded sponges. It will make things easier if you can find them.

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