A Bedroom Makeover: How to Paint Stripes on a Bedroom Wall
My daughter just turned six years old this past weekend. She’ll be starting first grade next month and we thought it was time to make a couple changes to her bedroom. Last week I shared an update to her wall art display, and today I want to share how to paint stripes on a bedroom wall. We decided to do an accent wall and replace the Barbie doll house with a desk. She loved the way it turned out!
Here are a few BEFORE shots of the wall. As you can see there is a chair rail. We liked the off white color, so I let her pick out two colors. She decided on pink and yellow.
After a trip to Home Depot, my daughter said she wanted the bubblegum pink on the bottom and the yellow on top. I taped off the bottom of the chair rail. If there are holes that need to patched, now is the time to do it, however luckily we were able to skip this step.
I also decided not to prime the walls first. Be sure to check out my article for when and how to use primer for DIY painting projects and furniture makeovers.
Next, using my paint brush, I painted around the edges.
I finished up with a paint roller.
Now it was time for the yellow stripes. I measured marked 12” stripes, and taped accordingly. To avoid mistakes, I marked arrows on the wall beside the tape to make sure I painted the correct side. You never know and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Again, I used the Pint brush around the edges, and then filled in with the roller. When the paint was dry to the touch I removed the tape.
After I painted it, my daughter said “it’s brighter than I thought, but it looks cool!”
As a surprise for her birthday, my husband and I bought her a teal desk. She likes the wall even more now! Here are a few after photos.