Today I am partying with ScotchBlue and these awesome bloggers to show you some fun things that you can do.
Welcome to the ScotchBlue™ Painting Party! A group of fantastic DIY bloggers, including myself, all completed projects with the help of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector. Now we’re giving you the chance to see all of our fabulous projects and get some inspiration!! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the party and see more tutorials then head to Dina' s blog and follow the great projects one after another!
You'll also get a chance to win some ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape so you can create a project of your own. Just read to the end to find out how!
So I decided to give you a sneak peek into Hailee’s hallway. Pretty much this is one of my most favorite painting projects ever.
And it was super easy!
Start by measuring your stripes. I used a paint stir stick for all of the measurements. Literally all of them.
There was a lot of changing things up as we went. So for you to duplicate the end result you will just have to hold on tight. The pictures may seem out of order but it will turn out fine. Promise.
First you paint your base color:
Then you are going to take a level or a laser level and draw light pencil lines around the space.
After you do that its time to tape! I love the Edgelock tons. It had great adhesion.
One thing to remember that when you are taping off lines you need to put the tape on the inside of the lines that are going to be your wall color. That way your stripes will be the same.
Now for the chevron… Like I said earlier the idea evolved like it so often does here…
Mark the center of your stripe: (I did this with masking tape)
Then measure the distance that you want your zig to go and draw a line.
Start your tape at the top of one line and bring it down to the bottom of the next line (or visa versa)
Here is where we changed it up. See in the above pic how the points cross into the horizontal line? That is cause I was originally going to paint just the stripes teal, so in order for the chevrons that have points we had to move the horizontal tape.
To get a perfect point just use a razor blade. You cant tell I promise.
This is what it should look like when its done.
The secret to getting perfect lines is to paint your base color over the top of the tape. Works every time!
Here is what it looks like with the tape off of the taupe stripe and still on the teal stripe:
Peel while you paint is still wet and you will get cleaner lines!
And there you go!! Awesome project right!?
I cant wait for you guys to see what it looks like when its decorated!!
Now it's YOUR turn to gather inspiration, have fun, and win some prizes!
If you'd like a chance to win some Scotch Blue painters tape with edge-lock paint line protector, then here are a few ways to enter:
1. Comment here on this post and let me know what project you would use YOUR Scotch Blue on.
2. Tweet "@ScotchBlueBrand I want #supersharppaintlines for my next project" and then come back and let me know that you've done so!
And while you're at it, head on over to the Scotch Blue Facebook page to "like" them and check out all of the other customers and bloggers who have posted amazing projects using THEIR Scotch Blue painters tape!
Don't let the party end here... check out these other great bloggers today who are showing some freakin amazing projects too!
Dina @ Honey and Fitz
Chrissie @ Chrissie's Collections
Shelley @ The House of Smiths
Mandi @ Vintage Revivals *YOU ARE HERE!
Brooke @ All Things Thrifty *HEAD HERE NEXT!