ScotchBlue Painting Party

Sep 28th, 2011

Hi All Things Thrifty Readers! Remember when I told you we had been painting this weekend? Well, the project is done, and I am excited to be part of the ScotchBlue™ Painting Party.  This means that I am among a group of DIY bloggers who have gathered to inspire you to PAINT SOMETHING!! :)

Here is the list of bloggers who are involved in the Painting Party today. You should check out the other bloggers’ projects because they are all amazing, and I guarantee they painted something FAN-TABULOUS.

  1. Dina @ Honey and Fitz 
  2. Chrissie @ Chrissie’s Collections  
  3. Shelley @ The House of Smiths   
  4. Mandi @ Vintage Revivals   
  5. Brooke @ All Things Thrifty

The project that we completed for the painting party has been on our to do list for awhile now. When we moved into our home over two years ago, it had virtually no character. It had been a spec home. The walls were tan. The carpet is tan. The ceiling is tan. EVERYTHING was tan. So, we have been consistently adding color since the day we moved in, and you know I am NOT afraid of color! :)

Well, the vaulted ceiling is one of my favorite parts of our home, and above the wall is a large plant shelf. The top of our walls had a few small decorative drywall steps along the edge. (Is that even what they are called?)

The wall started out looking like this. BORING.

The drywall steps are SCREAMING for some love. Don’t ya think!?!?

The steps were kind of annoying from a design perspective. I liked them at first, but I was unsure of what to do with them. So, for two years I stared at them. We finally decided to go to Home Depot and bring home a bunch of different molding pieces to see if the molding would look silly if we installed small pieces of crown molding. We decided that if we layered two small crown pieces on each part of the drywall steps it looked pretty darn good. It would look like one large piece of molding which I was pretty excited about. In fact, it adds a ton of character to the space. So, we got busy.

When I say WE, I mean Awesomeness (my hubby). I hardly helped at all. Well, if you count saving the children from dying by watching them and keeping them from climbing off the ladder, then I guess I did a darn good job at helping.

The hubsters installed the crown molding by cutting the wood with his miter saw. He is an excellent finish carpenter. I am super lucky to have a hubby who tolerates sees my vision. We puttied the nail holes with wood putty and waited a day for it to dry completely. Then we sanded it so that it was smooth. Then, Dan taped of the molding with Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape.

We made sure that the tape was precisely along the edge of the molding and that the edge was pressed firmly against the wall to prevent bleeding.

Then my painting crew (ahem….the hubsters…yes this was a one man show) painted the the molding. He painted two coats to make sure it was completely covered.  The ladder is really big, and I was sitting on the couch observing protecting the kids. ;)

So all in all, the project (in my professional opinion) was a huge success. I love it. It looks like a huge chunky piece of crown molding.

 The scotch blue tape worked wonders, as usual.

Do you want to win some ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector?

Comment on this post and let me know how you would use this tape in your project.
For another chance to win, tweet @ScotchBlue Brand “I want #supersharppaintlines for my next project!”

I will announce the three winners on Saturday.

If you haven’t seen the other bloggers’ projects for today’s painting party, don’t forget to check them out.

  1. Dina @ Honey and Fitz 
  2. Chrissie @ Chrissie’s Collections  
  3. Shelley @ The House of Smiths   
  4. Mandi @ Vintage Revivals   
  5. Brooke @ All Things Thrifty

You can also check out some fun projects over at Scotch Blue’s facebook page too.

I was not compensated for this post; however, Scotch Blue did provide me with a sample of their tape to use for my painting project. All opinions are 100% mine. Since I have had a great experience with this product, I don’t hesitate to recommend this product to you. 

Also, I will be posting the new “Blogger behind the blog” post tomorrow. Sorry for the confusion. 

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