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Painting the Upper Walls of a Girl's Bedroom

The upper portion of the Spring bedroom walls is painted cream and stamped with a nature theme.

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upper portion of wall painted with nature theme
  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Mark a Staggered Pattern on the Walls

Using a pencil and level, a staggered pattern is marked off every 15" along the walls. At each point, a small piece of painter's tape is placed on the wall for easy visual reference.

The finished pattern will draw the eye around the room, making the space appear bigger and brighter.

finished pattern will draw eye around room

Step 2: Roll Paint Over the Stamps

A thin layer of paint is rolled over the stamps before pressing them (leaf paint is Maidenhair Fern and flower paint is Wild Orchid), in an alternate pattern using even pressure, to the wall.

Step 3: Apply Tangerine Paint in the Flower Center

Tangerine Zing paint, applied to the center of the purple flowers, helps pop the purple and green colors.

pop center of flower with bold color

Step 4: Spray the Bed Frame with Paint

The bed frame is moved outside to a well-ventilated area and sprayed with Metallic Pale Gold paint. Protective masks are worn to protect against paint fumes.

New finials are added to the bed and the scrollwork is accented with the same colors used in the room.


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