You know the saying “Diamonds are a girls best friend”? Well. I (apparently) have taken that to heart because I want to put them everywhere!! Blush may be the new Black, but guys, Diamonds are the new Triangle.
Ashy’s room makeover is in full swing and I am loving it oh so much! One of the easiest ways to spruce up a space is with a painted focal wall. Today I am teaming up with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape for this fun (and simple!) tutorial.
I found this retro painting by Kenneth Noland and fell in love with the colors and style of it. Ashy and I decided it would be a perfect accent for above the dresser.
Start by deciding on the size of your diamond. First things first, we moved the dresser into place so that we could make sure the scale was right.
We started by using a pencil marking the center of the wall and the width of the diamond.
Then measure 1/4 of the total width up and down and mark.
Connect the dots to make the outer edge of the diamond.
Take the total width of the diamond and divide it by 6. This number will tell you the distance between marks. (Please note that you are making 5 marks, but creating 6 sections)
Now take the width of one edge of the diamond and divide it by 6. Mark the 6 sections down both sides of the diamond.
Connect your dots.
Now it is time to tape. Our wall was freshly painted (wait at least 24 hours) so we used ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector (2080EL) (the orange one).
Tape along the outside of the diamond pencil marks. Because of the nature of the stripes (with no white space between colors, you have to break the taping up into 2 rounds. Tape along the outside of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th stripes.
One of my favorite tricks for PERFECT paint lines is to paint the wall color onto the tape before you start painting with your new color. This will ensure that any bleeding is the color of the wall, not the new color that will be noticeable.
After your paint is done for those 3 sections, gently pull off the Scotchblue Painters Tape and let it dry.
Once it is dry, you are going to line your tape up against the edge you just painted and tape along the edges of the 2nd, 4th,and 6th stripes.
Bleed your tape lines with the color that it is against. (For example before painting the yellow stripe we bled the taupe and the navy on the left and right, and white on the bottom and top.
This technique, coupled with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape will give you perfect paint lines every time.
I am so in love with how it turned out. It is the perfect Desert Nomad vibe that we are itching for.
So now for the part that will really get you excited! Everyone loves winning money right!? Well you can enter the Home of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Contest at www.scotchblue.com/homecontest October 1, 2014 through November 15, 2014 and you could win $5,000 to put towards a home makeover! The first 500 to submit an eligible entry will receive one (1) roll of the new ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector!
Check out this project as a featured project example in the contest! There are also mounds of idea on HOSB’s social pages! ScotchBlue™ Facebook page ScotchBlue™ Twitter page ScotchBlue™ Pinterest page
And stay tuned, because this room makeover is on the fast track to amazing!
Contest open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C. (excluding AZ, MD, NJ, ND, TN and VT),
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I am proud to be a 3M sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the
opportunity to evaluate products from ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape. Opinions are my own and
additional product used in the project were selected by me.