You know what I love about small rooms?
You can be really creative with paint in them!
I have a small guest bedroom upstairs and wanted to have some fun with it. So when I saw this picture, I knew this was the look I wanted to create:
Stripes may or may not strike your fancy but they are way cuter than the dark purple color my small bedroom used to be.
Here is how I went about dressing up my walls in stripes…
Creating Horizontal Stripes
Step #1: Since I wanted six horizontal stripes, I measured the height of the entire wall and divided that measurement by six. Then, with a pencil and a level I marked my first line. To ensure a straighter more consistent line, I marked my measurement every couple inches.
Step #2: Using a level, I connected the dots for my first line. For my second line, though, I did not mark measurements starting from my first line. Instead, I measured up from the floor again just in case my first line was uneven.
Step #3: After measuring out all my lines, I taped them off with blue painter’s tape–by far the BEST tape to use. Pulling the tape taught made my lines even more straight and uniform.
Step #4: I painted in my first color.
Step #5: I allowed a couple days to pass before painting in the next color because fresh paint + masking tape = ruined paint job.
Step #6: I made sure the lightest color was the top stripe in order to create the illusion of a taller ceiling.
Overall, I had fun working on this project! (Finally! A project that was fun instead of slimy or dusty or full of used condom packets!)
Therefore, I give painting horizontal stripes the generous “Smiley-Face-With-2-Thumbs-Up” rating.