I posted this on Instagram a few weeks ago and I've been asked a million times to see the final product.
Here it is...
I went back and forth on the paint choice for the nursery, but I ended up taking the plunge and painting it Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore. I was afraid of it making the room super dark, but the room gets a lot of light, and I love it. What is the worst that can happen?
A great sleeping baby?!?!
(Please excuse the bad photos. Some are iPhone and some are at night.)
Here is how the process went:
First, I painted the whole wall white. It is necessary even though it seems ridiculous.
I divided the wall into equal parts and taped it off. This is the most measuring you will have to do.
Then I made these paper strips. They are 3, 4, 5 and 6 inches wide. They are the template for the diagonal lines. I used painters tape in loops on the back to stick them to the wall.
I simple placed a strip at an angle I liked and then taped it on each side. I made sure the tape reached completely across to the vertical lines without crossing into the next panel.
Each panel should angle in the opposite direction.
Alaire helped by taking a dry paint roller and rolling over all of the tape to help seal it as best as possible.
Here it is all taped off!
****DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP****
Take it from me. I did and I was being lazy because I didn't want to wait until morning to get more paint. Repaint over all of the tape with the base color. In this case I should have painted the white again. Even though painters tape does a really great job, it still can leak. It is especially obvious when there is such a big contrast. SOOO... paint the base coat over all of the tape.
Next paint two coats of the main color over the whole wall
I always pull off the tape while the wall is still wet or tacky. I've never had any problems in doing so. Sometimes if I let it dry completely it can peel paint off the wall.
Ahh I love pulling the tape off.
Here is a preview of the nursery at night. HA! What a hot mess!
Here it is in the daylight.
I am absolutely in love with this wall. I hope Stella will like it for at least a few years to come!
Thanks for reading. I can't wait to show you more of the nursery and all of the projects that I've done. I don't think that it will be 100% complete before she comes, but I've got a pretty good start.