so, here she is! i am in love with the final result. it makes me anxious to get everything else put together. the process was a kind of long but totally worth it. first, brian and i painted the all the walls “vanilla cream”. this actually was the most irritating part. even though the walls initially were a mauve color, we had to paint four coats…arrrgg. i am not sure why it was so hard to cover up this color, but it might have been because the initial color was a gloss and we painted a matte over it?? we will never know. anyways, there are built-ins on the other side of the room that we had to paint all the drawers and doors the same “vanilla cream” color. that was weekend one. my back hurt, i was tired and unmotivated to paint anything more.
well, give me a week and i will totally forget about how much i hate painting! yay! so i started on the accent wall. this was actually way easier than i could have imagined. i taped off the pattern, putting the tape where i wanted the cream to show through. i did measure the vertical lines so that they would be straight up and down. then i taped the diagonal lines one vertical section at a time. i wanted them to be kind of skewed; i think it kind of makes it look like trees. the fact that i wanted them to be skewed was what made it way less time intensive. it really only took about 45 minutes to tape off the one wall. one technique to avoid the paint bleeding under the tape (because we all know how annoying that is) is to rub the tape roll over the tape on the wall, instead of just rubbing your hand over it to get it to stick. it worked pretty well, but there are still little touch ups that need to be done.
brian came up to see my taping progress and said “honey, did you measure?” ha, yes…and no…and it’s suppose to be that way! he thinks he is so funny…goof. jokes aside, he did help paint the dark grey . he did the rolling, i did the trim. once it was dry i peeled off the tape and wow was i happy. this room gets a lot of natural light and is so pretty during the day, so the dark wall doesn’t make it feel dark at all. i can’t wait to show the built-ins and the projects i have for that side of the room. hope you all like it!