TOH Contest Entry

Check out Makenzie's Room on This Old House!

The project was entered into the 2012 Reader Remodel Contest under the "Paint Ideas" category!  You might remember my post a while back about her bedroom transformation; No More Princess...

...who knows you might see some familiar photos in the late summer issue of This Old House!  Keep your fingers crossed!

Bright Stripes Perfect for Niece 
Sent by: Kara K., Prairie Village, KS

Image 1 of 6: After: Striped wall

Remodel timeline: Less than a year

The hardest part: The hardest part was waiting for certain colored stripes to dry on the wall before being able to paint more stripes next to those — had to go in phases. We used frog tape and taped almost every other stripe along pencil lines we drew with a level for the first round. Plus, they needed a few coats.

How we saved money: We built a floating desk in the back corner with a light above for her to do her growing amount of homework. We made a chandelier ourselves, did our own painting, and bought a few pieces of furniture from garage sales and repurposed them with paint, tile, fabric, and hardware!