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!

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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!).

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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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