Thursday, August 6, 2009

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!




Yes, you heard me correctly.......my room......what can I say?! I had this idea for eons and always said when we move I am going to paint giant squares on my wall. Well if I new then what I know now I would have never done it! Yes, yes, know it is SO cute and I am glad that I did it, but even more glad that I am done!!! It was way harder that it looks. BUT if you don't believe me and want to do this I will tell you how I did it, even though Kurtis said (after it was done) "You did it the hard way." Me: "Thanks hun, would have been nice for you to tell me BEFORE I spent 2 days painting it!!"

Step 1: Draw on paper what you want it to look like. (You don't have to do 6 giant squares like me.)

Step 2: Calculate....if you are not good at math like me you can barrow my 6 year old! :) Measure where you want your squares to start and end, INCLUDING the frame around each square.

Step 3: Tape out your section of your wall that you are going to paint( including your outside boarder). So it looks like one big square. Paint it your frame/boarder color(the whole thing) Mine was a cream color.

Step 4: Re-tape your big square just inside your boarder so that you will still have one when you are done!

Step 5: Tape your squares. Now here is your hard part. It is very difficult to get your tape straight. This is the step that took me FOREVER!!! Come to find out you can use a Lazar level to tape it straight. Don't know how much they cost but I think that it would be worth it!

Step 6: Paint your square color.

Step 7: Take your tape off before your paint is almost dry.

Step 8: Go to bed, because you have been up for 2 days straight waiting for paint to dry, washing paint brushes out, taping and re-taping and then re-taping again because it was not straight, and yelling at your kids because they just leaned up against the wet wall. Sounds fun doesn't it!!! What is even more fun is that your room is the 3rd room that you have painted in the last week!


This is the kids bathroom, nothing really special about it. I just LOVE the shower curtain that I found at TJ Maxx.



Caleb's Bedroom
I painted the walls a light gray green and found him this awesome bedspread at Kohls. Those of you who have bigger boys with a queen size bed, know how stinkin' hard it is to find one that does not look like a girls and that is not a solid color. Still need to hang curtains and a few more pictures!



Hannah's Bedroom
I painted it a strawberry milkshake pink. Why call it that.....well the whole time I was painting I was craving a strawberry milkshake! Yummy!! (Kurtis did get me one when I was done!!) Her bedspread was made by a friend of mine here in Rochester! If you want one like it I will give you her number! I still need to hang curtains (which cost an arm and a leg!!).

I also just painted my kitchen RED and it looks SOOOOO GOOD!!! I just love it!! I still need to take a picture of it. Will do it soon!! Also I have not finished decorating my basement, but when I do, will post some pics up!!



6 comments:

Derek and Christi said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Your room looks great, I'm so impressed that you did it yourself, and in two days, and pregnant! The kids' rooms look great (and big!). I love how Hannah is just sneaking around in the pictures. So cute!

Brad and Janae Jackman said...

Very cute pictures of your house. It all looks so nice. I bet your kids are enjoying having more space in there bedrooms compared to what they just came from. Hope things are going good with you guys.

Melanie said...

Lookin good. You made me totally want squares above my bed...it sounds like to much work though. I'm impressed.

Lisa said...

So Cute! When we move I will be in desparate need of some design tips...
Evie has loved seeing photos every so often. Whenever she sees a car parked in your old spot she says very excitedly "Hannah's back!"

Par 5 said...

You've been busy! I can't believe you did all that work...it looks great!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

WOW girl!!! You need to help me decorate! I love your bathroom curtain, SOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!