Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Baby Nursery Part II

Remember the before picture, right?

Here is my progress from this weekend:

The process involved some serious taping and levelling, which took forever, but I think it was worth it!

I did all of the taping yesterday. Then, last night I woke up at 2:00 a.m. and couldn't get to sleep again, so I decided to start painting my stripes! Nothing like a 3 am makeover.

I figured out the trick to preventing bleed-through on the stripes. First I painted them with white paint, and then after it dried, I painted over with the pink paint. When some of the paint seeped under the tape, it was white, so it didn't show up. The pink lines look perfectly crisp now! Too bad I didn't figure that out until after the first wall. Now I have to go and touch up the raggedy lines on that wall.

I still need to paint the baseboards and chair railing, but we're almost done!!! Isn't it amazing how the baseboards from before look so white against that navy color, and now they look dingy against the pink?


Lea said...

Great job! It's beautiful! I'm so impressed by your stripe-painting talent.

s said...

You are the most beautiful mom (and decorator)! I can't wait to see the updated pictures of the room! Love you!

The Maples said...

I would NEVER have the patience for that. Kudos to you! I can't wait to see the finished product!