So anyone who has painted stripes knows they are a lot of work! Thanks to my sweet hubby for painting the nursery. I LOVE it!
So with any paint project I’m sure most of you know the longest and most important part is the prep work. First thing First is to TAPE! Tape all around the baseboards and ceiling. We put down plastic on the carpet as well. Then paint your base color. If you already have the base color you want… skip this step… and be glad…less work for you!
After you have your base color, you need to measure and tape your stripes. Check out the DIY network for detailed instructions on this step. We ( by we I mean my hubby) used a laser to get perfectly straight lines. I highly suggest purchasing or borrowing one.
We have textured walls, so to make sure the paint didn’t seep under the tape we used a faux clear glaze. I’ve heard you can use clear caulking…but that seemed more difficult! Simply brush the glaze along the tape (to seal the tape to the wall) and make sure it is completely dry before painting your next color.
Next step is to paint your stripe. We used a semi gloss paint to make it pop a little, and I love how it turned out! It adds the perfect touch.
About an hour after you have finished painting start removing the tape. This will make sure your paint doesn’t come up with your tape.
Once you’ve removed the tape, step back and admire your new painted walls!
After we finished painting the pink stripes, our room felt SO much taller! This was nice… except for our baseboards seemed to be non-existent. I decided we needed taller baseboard…so back to Lowe’s we went. So after spending $40 and a few more hours of our my hubby’s time, we had TALL baseboards. The room feels more in proportion now, and definitely feels more complete! I LOOVE the tall baseboards, and I’m so glad we did them! More on those later… :)