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Painting the Lower Walls of a Girl's Bedroom

Create a girl's spring bedroom that's sure to please by applying lavender paint for the lower walls and a soft cream for the upper walls, stamped with patterns of nature.

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put room back together
  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Tape off Floor Moldings

Sophia loves spending time in her room, but she'd love to have a fresh new look with a different color scheme. The lower bedroom walls will be painted lavender; the upper portion of the soft cream walls will be stamped with patterns of nature.

Tape off floor moldings and place drop cloths over the floor.

Step 2: Measure and Draw Line

Using a level, measuring tape and pencil, draw a line around the room to divide the upper and lower wall. If the room has windows, you may want to use the windowsill as a guideline for the height of the lower portion of the wall.

draw line around room to divide wall

Step 3: Tape off the Line at the Top

The line is taped off at the top and paint corners are placed at the edges of the moldings. Seal the bottom of the taped lines with a line of varnish to prevent accidental paint bleed.

seal bottom of taped lines with line of varnish

Step 4: Roll Paint on the Lower Wall

Roll Wild Orchid paint on the lower portion of the walls.

Paint Colors:
Benjamin Moore eggshell finish paint (2072-40, Wild Orchid)
Benjamin Moore eggshell finish (500, Maidenhair Fern)

create a pattern that will work for walls

Step 5: Apply a Stamped Pattern to the Desk and Chair

While the walls dry, Shannon and Sophia roll a light coat of paint on rubber floral stamps and apply the patterns to the back of Sophia's desk chair.

apply patterns to back of desk chair

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