Tuesday, September 27, 2011

DIY: Painting Stripes

A while back, before my son was born, I did a post on his nursery and thought I would share how I painted the stripes on his wall. They were easy and turned out great! 

First I painted the entire wall a light pale blue in flat paint and let that dry. Then I measured off lines 9 inches apart and used a pencil to mark them across the entire wall. I then taped my lines. The key to keep the paint from bleeding is to first paint with a half dry paint brush along the taped line and let it dry for a few minutes before filling in the rest. This seals the lines off and keeps the paint from bleeding through. For the stripes, I used a matte finish paint.

And there you have stripes! Try it!

Does anyone have a striped wall you would like to share? I would love to see it!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for a pillow giveaway!