I’m so excited to finally get to share all of the details about the Sugar & Cloth color wall in Houston! I’ve been dreaming up this project for a looooong time, and it’s so surreal to get to finally see it life-size!
I originally came up with the idea last Summer to play off of our #glossaryofcolor photo series on Instagram, but it was just a matter of finding the right size wall with a big enough side walk in front of it that could play as an additional backdrop (the paint comes down six feet in front of each color onto the ground!). I was dead set on it being setup this way so that it acted as a full color backdrop for photos, and you know how serious we are about our colorful photo-ops, ha!
We finally found the perfect place for it on the future home of Headquarters, 3302 Canal Street, which is a really cool new creative workplace that will be open this Summer.
And of course we needed the perfect colors and paint! Luckily our friends at Lowe’s were kind enough to provide all of the paint and supplies we needed to get the job done!…
This is what the wall originally looked like before we started on the project. Definitely a CRAZY huge difference than what it looks like now! I spent quite a long time debating the perfect color palette for the wall while sifting through Lowe’s paint swatch samples, and finally went with these:
Though we’re all about some serious DIY’ing, the wall was way too huge for us to paint ourselves, so we used One By One painters, who were super kind and awesome to work with.
First we used Kilz primer to prep the entire surface before painting each color, measured and taped each color off, then did two coats of each color using Valspar Reserve exterior paint.
For the paint colors coming down onto the ground, they etched the surface first, then used Valspar oil based porch and floor paint in matching colors to correspond with each stripe.
Of course I had to had a little signage to the wall, and originally we were just going to paint it on each corner, but I ended up designing this retro sign and had it laser cut locally. My Dad came to the rescue to help install it a rainy day, too!
If you’re in Houston, we’d love to have you at our color wall launch party tomorrow, April 5th, from 5-7pm! We’ll be taking plenty of photos, lots of props, food trucks, and Deep Eddy cocktails!
When do venture over to the wall, be sure to tag us along with #sugarandclothcolorwall on your photos so we can follow along too!
Sources and major thanks to: Headquarters for the awesome wall location, Lowe’s for providing the paint and materials, Kelly Christine for the fun video, and to Houston for supporting us local color lovers!