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!