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Topic: Painted Squares for a boy's room  (Read 1602 times)
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« 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

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« 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

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