Sunday, March 3, 2013

Rock-a-bye Baby

Today I finally finished painting Tater's nursery! Now before you start judging me for tooting my own horn you'll need to understand that the painting scheme was a lot easier said than done. I had this genius idea that the wall behind the crib should be grey and white chevron striped. Like I said, easier said than done.

I googled directions on the best way to paint the stripes and found several sites with detailed instructions. I wish I had taken pictures of each step but alas, I did not. Basically the best way to do this is to make a graph on the way and then tape off the stripes. Well I made a boo boo and didn't tape off the stripes completely before starting the paint job. It caused a little problem but it was easily fixed with a coat of white paint. {Hence, the green tape you see in the picture}

This has to be the most time consuming thing I've ever done in my home. From start to finish it took me about 5 hours to paint 3 stripes! My advice to anyone who thinks this a good idea? Make sure you're patient and that you have the time especially if your wall is bigger than 9ft 8.5in x 7ft 9in.

I'm so excited that the painting is finally done so we can get on with the buying of furniture and hanging the decor. Obviously as the decorating is done more pictures will come but for now, here's the finished wall...


  1. Oh my my! This is GORGEOUS...can I hire you? =)

    1. I don't think I will EVER do this again, but I am happy to tell anyone how to do it =)