Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Striped Bathroom-1 / Me-0

I am virtually "outing" myself regarding this striping project so that you can hold me to finishing it.  Andy and I purchased all of the necessary supplies for me to paint stripes in our half bath/powder room this past weekend. 

For various reasons, I wasn't able to get around to the project until last night. I began the mind-numbing, pull-your-hair-out-frustrating process of measuring off the walls and taping. Well, to be fair, I taped off the first stripe.

I found it VERY difficult to keep the painter's tape straight along the wall as I worked my way around the small space. I got so frustrated I began thinking of other painting projects I could do instead. Ridiculous!

This is what I've discovered so far:
1. Load up on patience before you begin.
2. Have a level on hand (all we have is this laser thing that doesn't work anymore--how do we not own a real-deal level???)
3. Decide approximately how large you want the stripes to be and then begin measuring the height of the wall (baseboard to ceiling). I knew I wanted mine to be larger than a foot, but was a little sketchy past that. I measured the wall to be 1o5 inches in height, so I began dividing it out and figured out that if I go with 15 inch stripes, I will get 7 perfectly even floor-to-ceiling stripes (something that was very important to us--no awkward baby stripe at the top!)
4. Most Important: Do NOT listen to anyone who says this a quick and easy project. They are LYING to you (Mom!).


Well, I'm off to continue torturing myself into finishing this project.  Hopefully the next time you hear from me, the half bath will look a bit different than it does now... 

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