As you know, my in-laws moved into our Beloved Foreclosure after we moved into the 70’s Landing Pad. The Circus of course got a new room here, but she also got to keep her old room at our old house. So now, the child has two rooms of her own literally within walking distance. As if she wasn’t already planning for the global shutdown of Toys ‘R Us, she now has two rooms that she can fill with stacks and stacks of toys.
While the Circus’ wanted to paint her entire old room blue, her Gaia (Grandma) and I weren’t too sure about that. So instead, we picked out three blue colors that worked well with the gray we were painting in the rest of the room and let her choose which blue color from those.
And I have to say, she did a pretty good job choosing a blue.
This is a really simple project and a great way to add a little dose of color to a room – especially when you have a kid that would paint her entire room an electric blue if you’d let her. 😉
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by FrogTape, however all opinions are 100% mine.
- FrogTape – I used both the green Multi-Surface and Delicate Surface because I had to tape some walls that were freshly painted.
- Good Paintbrush
- Paint Tray & Roller
- Accent Wall Color (She chose Boat House.)
- Main Wall Color (only necessary if you want to give the rest of the room a fresh coat of paint, which this room desperately needed. We used Dolphin Fin.)
You can see where we spackled holes in the photo above. Before painting the walls, we also gave the baseboards a fresh coat of paint as well as the newly added crown moulding. If you need to touch up that trim, now is a good time to do it. We didn’t tape it off since we knew we were painting the walls.
Use FrogTape Multi-Surface to tape off the trim anywhere you will be painting.
We started by painting the main wall color, the gray Dolphin Fin color, onto all the walls with the exception of the wall that would get the blue.
When I tape trim, I like to use the widest FrogTape and leave the outer part of the tape (the tape not closet to the wall) not taped down. So, I just firmly apply it right along the top of the baseboard and edges of the trim, but leave the outer half kind of standing up. Does that make sense? You should be able to see what I’m talking about in the picture above. I’ve found that this gives a little extra paint splatter protection.
Start painting. Do your edging first.
Come back and roll on your paint.
As soon as you’ve painted your last coat on, remove the FrogTape.
Let the walls dry for at least 24 hours before doing your accent wall.
For the accent wall, once more tape off the trim first. Use FrogTape Delicate Surface along the edges, right in the corner, where the accent wall will meet the other walls.
You want to use the Delicate Surface FrogTape because of how fresh the paint on the other walls are.
Firmly press the FrogTape down along the edges with your fingers.
This helps to ensure that there isn’t any paint bleed.
Paint your accent color on the wall.
Once again, edge first and then come back with the roller.
And again, after painting your final coat of paint, remove the FrogTape.
Stand back and give yourself a high five. 🙂
Seriously, how cute it that room?!
The Circus came to me after she saw it for the first time and said, “Thank you for painting my wall blue, Mama. It’s the perfect blue ever.” #notkidding
It’s also just enough blue for all of us not to have our hearts shocked back into rhythm when we walk in the room.
Looking for more accent wall ideas? Well that just so happens to be my specialty….
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