I picked a small space, the hallway going to Sophie and Portia's rooms, but it was still overwhelming to me. But it turned out great and I love it!
My hallway before, Cottonballs by Benjamin Moore. Pretty boring.
A pretty small space, I thought it would be a snap. Maybe I should tell you I'm not really a details project person.
All taped up, you can find detailed instructions at Mandi's blog. I followed them to a T. T is for tedious. But I know if this is going to look nice it takes time. First I took a level and drew lines 3 in. apart down the walls, that was the worst part I think. I hope I'm not discouraging you from trying this, I just didn't expect it to be so time consuming. I have a new found respect for people like Mandi who do this all the time and then photograph it and blog about it.
OH and you may find like I did, that your house was built without using a level! Not sure how the home builder did that, but I guess that's why he is no longer in business!
So you can see at the bottom of the above photo, you put on a coat of the current wall color first. I put that coat on to keep the gray from bleeding under the tape, that's what Mandi said to do, so I did it.
Here is my gray coat below.
AND.............................................. WA LLAH!! I love it! Don't you? So all the prep work was worth it. The blue tape took off some of my original paint when I took it off and in one area a huge chunk of the gray lifted too, but I will just touch it up.
I would love to paint the wall cabinet door a hot pink or a mustard yellow, however I don't think my husband would look to kindly on that!
So now that, that is done.... I may venture into another project. I may stencil a pattern in my half bath instead of wallpaper. It would be much cheaper, but again very time consuming. But I think I'll try.
So what do you think??