The Green Stripe

I’m not sure why it took me so incredibly long to get around to getting this done, but it did.  And now it’s done, and I loves it!

I did some research on what the best way to go about doing this would be.  I came across this blog post on Pinterest, and it was such a huge help.

First Rob and I decided what size the stripe should be, we decided 6 inches was it.  Next I decided on where the stripe should be on the wall.  16 inches down from the ceiling was where it would start.  The next step was to mark the wall.  Now, let me tell you, this was the part I was most worried about, making sure it was even all the way across.  I had my ruler, my level and a pencil and got down to it.I’m also pretty damn good at eyeballing things like this after having worked in the photo/lab industry for 10 years, fixing crops, trimming edges.  So, needless to say my lines were sheer perfection and I can now be hired for line drawing work.

After the lines were drawn, it was time for tape.  I taped on the lines, then double-triple checked the levels.  Then, PAINT.  But not green-yet.The most helpful tip I got from the Centsational Girl blog was to put a layer of paint of the original color along the tape line before painting your stripe color to help prevent bleeding.  So that’s what I did.  I let it sit overnight, and the next afternoon the green happened.

I did two coats while the kid napped played in his crib.  I removed the tape while the paint was still wet to prevent peeling.  My lines were PERFECT.  There were a couple of spots where there was a little bit of bleeding, but overall it looks fabulous, dahling, fabulous!The walls are painted in Bright White in satin, by Sherwinn Williams, and the green wall and stripe are Green Envy in satin by Sherwinn Williams.


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