I just took these pictures this morning with the morning sun shining in.
When I started painting the green stripe, I was worried it was too dark, but as I went around each wall, it started looking good. This also happened with the gray stripe, it felt like it was closing the room in, especially because the carpet is around the same level of darkness but blue. However, once I had all 4 walls done, it looked so good!
I can't wait to hang up the shelves and new curtains and share that with you! I also need to get my husband to change out the old outlets to white ones, I don't like to play with electricity even if it's off!
I also need to wash the baseboard and possibly give them a fresh coat of paint. Next, I have to paint the ceiling, it's a very pale blue and I want it white. I've read you should paint the ceiling a pale tone of the colour on the wall that is closest to the ceiling, but for some reason I just don't like coloured ceilings.... maybe I am old fashioned?
Stripe Painting Tip for Crisp Lines
I've painted stripes before, in my tiny powder room, which I still have to share. Back then I had the ScotchBlue Painter's Tape and didn't run into any problems. This time, for the playroom, since I was out of ScotchBlue, I decided to use what I had on hand, which was Painter's Mate Green Painting Tape.
Some people use a credit card to smooth over the tape onto the wall to prevent paint from seeping under the edges. I use the back of my nail and then my palm, pushing very hard, which worked with the ScotchBlue. This type of paint still had seepage. So, I used the trick I've read in multiple places online. After applying the tape, I painted over the edges with the colour underneath, thus sealing the edges.
Here's two pictures of the results.
|Results of Green Tape without Sealing|
|Results of Green Tape with Sealing|
What a difference sealing the tape makes, right?
BTW, I've heard FrogTape is amazing for painting stripes but have yet to try that. My husband had the cheaper stuff laying around, so that is what I used.
Note: The yellow and gray paint are colours I mixed together with other colours I had around the house, and the green was from the Habitat For Humanity ReStore and didn't have a name on it, so unfortunately, I can't share what the colours are.
More to come!!
So,what have you been working on?
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