Saturday, February 09, 2008

Painting Jackson's Room

While Ross was in New Orleans last week, I spent my free time painting Jackson's room. It took the entire week to get it done because I only had a few hours here and there. My friend Natalie came over one day to help, and I was certainly grateful! I think it turned out pretty well. Now we're just waiting on furniture to arrive so it starts to look like a nursery. The crib and glider have both been ordered, and we're working on designs for the bookshelf and dresser.

Jackson's Room

Getting the stripe level was the hardest part of this painting job. I used a measuring tape, a level, and painters tape to get it as close to perfect as I could. Ross also found a tip online that helped prevent the paint from bleeding under the tape. I painted over the tape with the color that would be meeting that edge of the stripe to seal the tape. Then I painted the stripe and removed the tape. It didn't work perfectly because we have pretty rough texture on our walls, but it worked really well. Ross found the tip when I was halfway done with the room, and you could definitely tell a difference. Of course, I'm not sure you can tell now since I did touch ups by hand on all four walls...

5 comments:

Wendy said...

It looks adorable! I just love the colors!

Melissa said...

Great color scheme. You two are very creative! So glad I found your blog :)

Diana said...

I really like it. Awesome job doing all the work yourself! Do you have the names of the paint colors you used?

Thanks,
Diana

Elizabeth Taylor said...

We used Lowe's Oplympic paints. The colors were B56-3 Poolside, B68-3 Lettuce Alone, and D33-6 Sarsaparilla.

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled across this while searching for ideas for our to-be baby room and wanted to say thanks :) We just went to Lowe's and purchased these colors. This will go great with the bedding and furniture we have selected. Thanks for the inspiration!