Monday, November 14, 2011

Big Boy Room Rugby Stripes

The painting in Sanders' room is done!!! It's not perfect, but it's as good as I care to get it.

I'm far from being done with the room. It still needs curtains, art on the walls (all though very minimal), and his big boy bed (which he is refusing to even consider).

However, when a paint job takes 3 weeks to complete it deserves to have a reveal all it's own!

Remember how I used  this method for the stripes?




Well it's AWESOME! It 100 % works! There were very minor touch ups, but I'm convinced that it would have been a ton more had I not used this technique. I also used  Edge lock painter's tape






which I think helped as well. But I know that it wasn't only the tape that gave such amazing results because when I went to do the touch ups I re-taped a few areas and did not use the above mentioned method and it was miserable. Leaking under the tape all over the place.

Without further ado let's see those stripes!





Loving the gray furniture I painted with the stripes!

This is what happens when you have the camera on the wrong settings and you really have NO clue how to photograph a window. Cue celestial angels.

It is surprisingly very, very calm in that room. You wouldn't think so with all the color and pattern, but it just makes you happy to be in there.

It also makes for an extremely cute backdrop for some very wiggly boys!










That book shelf on the floor is going in the blue stripe between the chair rails right at Tennyson's shoulder height.

I think I am going to go with gray curtains....we shall see. Oh do you want to see a quick Before and after side by side? OK twist my arm.



PS I don't hate the blue stripe next to the orange. I kind of adore it.

Well....what do you think?

9 comments:

my rebel took over said...

Those stripes are intense! I think it looks awesome! We did vertical stripes below the chair rail in the girls room. Love them!

Chrissy said...

Em! It turned out ah-maze-ing!!! I love the blue next to the orange at the top. You deserve a huge pat on the back for sticking through such an involved painting job. Three weeks? I'd never have survived it!

Danica said...

Looks cool Em! It is definitely a room of an amazing fabric designer.

Tobi said...

Holy cow that is awesome! Only you could pull off something so cool!

joell said...

You did such an amazing job! Won't it be so fun to wake up in the morning to look at it all over again? You did so good! Good job! Those pictures of your boys ate THE cutest!

Megs said...

Looks great Em, I'm glad you adore the blue stripe next to the orange. I don't think I could bare the thought of you hating your final results.

April Weeks said...

Fantstic! I'm glad you are happy with all your hard work. It looks very professional.

Ellis said...

LOVE IT! The stripes turned out PERFECT and I am so glad you love the blue at the top I think it looks GREAT against the orange after all. So happy you completed this huge project. WAY TO GO MOM!!!

lori said...

Good work, Em!! I'm glad it turned out so well for you!