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The newest trend that is here to stay… is circles. Yes, circles! Whether you decide on one large circle, or several grouped together in different hues and sizes, or a half circle, your walls will come alive. All you need is some paint and your imagination. Here’s an easy, step-by-step DIY guide!

Step 1

Wipe the wall clean with a feather duster or dust rag to remove dust and debris.


Step 2

Cover areas you do not wish to paint, such as the baseboards, with painter's tape. Place a drop cloth on the floor in front of the project wall.


Step 3

Tie one end of a piece of string or thread snugly around a piece of chalk. Unravel more string or thread until the length is half the size of the desired circle. If you wish to create a circle of a specific size, measure the string to half that length using a tape measure. For instance, a 4-foot diameter circle requires 2 feet of string from the tip of the piece of chalk to the end of the string. Cut the string with scissors at this length.


Step 4

Tie the loose end of the string to a thumbtack and position it in the wall where the center of your circle will be. Arc the chalk along the wall, keeping the string taut and the loose end of the string pressed firmly against the wall. One complete arc rotation of the chalk creates a perfect circle on the wall.


Step 5

Step back from the wall and examine the circle's placement. If you're happy with the positioning, repeat the process with each additional circle required for the project. If not, wipe away the chalk with a rag and redraw the circle in another location.


Step 6

Open and stir the paint, pouring some into a paint tray. Dip an artist's brush into the paint and trace the outline of the chalk circle or circles on the wall. Hold the brush with your arm positioned inside the wall, arcing your arm or wrist a bit as you paint for a smoother circle; working from the outside in may prove awkward. Make the outline as thick as you wish, adding more paint to the inside, rather than the outside, of the circle.


Step 7

Fill in the circle by dipping a larger paintbrush into the paint, painting inside the thin circle created with the artist's brush. Allow the paint to dry completely; then apply a second coat if the base paint color is still visible beneath the circle's paint.


When it comes to adding impact to your walls, try a circle… or two, or more! For more information on the finest homes in the Palm Beaches, contact a Tauber Real Estate Services specialist at 561-626-4633.

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