A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  Please take a moment to congratulate and thank our newest Craftster Moderators, lindyv321, pottermouth, PerfectlyBohemian, Mistress Jennie and LovelyMiss!
Total Members: 305,685
Currently Running With Scissors:
396 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Painted Squares for a boy's room  (Read 1949 times)
Tags for this thread: wall_art  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: November 30, 2011 05:07:36 PM »

I wanted to do something for my sons bedroom so I've been gathering ideas via pinterest. First I saw this argyle sock painted style wall and I was going to do that but once I bought the painters tape and primed and painted the main walls I was to exhausted to measure out triangles and make things look perfect. That's often the case with me. So I stuck with something easy. Squares and rectangles. The only measurement I did was to find the center of my wall. After that I just started placing tape. I didn't have any sort of pattern in mind. There are large and small squares, large and small rectangles. If you look closely, you'll notice that some of them aren't even perfectly straight. Again, this doesn't bother me and unless you're really looking, you probably won't notice it. Once I finished all the squares/rectangle with the painters tape, I started the painting. I used Valspar signature paint from Lowes. I don't remember the exact colors names but I had a light blue, dark blue, brown and green. You can see the shades in the pictures. Then all I did was take a paint brush and start filling in the squares. I tried to make it so that no touching squares would contain the same color but it was inevitable in the end. I really love how it came out and the only problem I had was with the painters tape. When I was pulling it off, some of the white primer and even the drywall paper call away with it. I didn't pull the tape off particular fast and it wasn't on the wall for very long so I don't know why it stuck so bad. You'll also notice in the close up pic that the tape bled. This doesn't bother me either but I know it will for some. I added some vinyl letters for my sons name but I didn't like how they looked and moved them in the end. This didn't take long either. It took me just a few hours to paint my sons entire room, included the squares and rectangles.

« Last Edit: November 30, 2011 07:21:23 PM by sweets4ever - Reason: Edited to insert photos for new member! :) Welcome to Craftster! » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011 12:17:15 AM »

What a great thing to do in a child's room. Smiley

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011 10:29:40 AM »

I absolutely love this.  What a unique way to decorate a boy's room!

XoXo, Suzy

Check out my blog
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
5 Minute Mouth-Watering Dessert Recipes
How to Make Banana Walnut French Toast
3-Ingredient Cookie Truffle Recipe
How To Prepare Grapefruit With Ginger and Maple Cream
How to Make a Deep Fried Mars Bar
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Aubergine, Tomato and Goat Cheese Bake
@Home This Weekend: Reusable Dryer Sheets
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.