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. 

Tomorrow’s question is:


  1. The mouldings look fantastic. Good job hubby =) It really finishes that wall and looks very elegant!

  2. Talk about color! I love it!!! And as a fellow owner of a spec "beige monster" I am totally with you on adding color anywhere you can. Great project!

  3. The color in your kitchen is beautiful! I would use some Scotch blue tape for my entry way and how badly it needs repainted… would come in very handy!

  4. I would use the Scotch Blue to keep ceiling paint off the crown molding. I know we should have painted the ceiling first, but I couldn't decide and needed the walls painted to help me decide. Now I am on to the ceiling.

  5. I would use it to help paint the whole house we just bought! We have to repaint the trim this weekend, it's painted FLAT builders beige at the moment, yuck!

  6. The molding looks fantastic! Right now I have a teenager who would like stripes painted in his new room. The Scotch locktite blue tape would make my job so MUCH easier!

  7. Love the molding. I would like some tape to finish the painting of my downstairs.

  8. Wow that looks amazing. Good job hubby!

  9. I would love to win some painters tape. I would paint my kitchen cupboards. Your blog has so many great ideas!

  10. I really want to do some type of paint project on my bathroom wall, and some painters tape would help me do that. Love your molding idea!

  11. I would use it to paint my bedroom

  12. I tweeted this giveaway

  13. I love how the molding looks! (and I LOL'd at the tushy pic!) I need to paint my girls' bathroom – having some awesome tape would make the job so much easier!

  14. We have a mural to paint in my son's room, and that tape would really help our efforts.

  15. The molding looks really, really good! I would like to win in order to paint some more furniture!!!

  16. I tweeted! @wackywhimsy.

  17. I'm in serious need of tape to finish painting my trim, door, and floorboards white.

  18. I have 2 bathrooms, main walls around the house and a laundry room to paint, so tape is a must on my list! Love the color.

  19. Next on my agenda is the main bathroom so I'd use this for that.

  20. I have something similar to this in my home and have been wondering how to dress it up so I would like it better. Thanks for the great idea!

  21. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I have never gotten the blue tape to work well. I finally quit using it because of the false sense of a nice line I got – only to be disappointed when I peeled it away.

  22. I am considering painting a chevron pattern on my floor and we all know you NEED the best paintrs tape for a good chevron.

  23. I will be painting a trellis pattern in my little girls room!! Please let me win!

  24. Your trim is awesome painted! I just bought a fortune worth of paint and will be painting the rest of my life, or until I get my upstairs painted, whichever comes first. I would love to win some of this awesome tape. Love your blog!

  25. LOVE the molding! What a difference. I'm getting ready to tackle my 12 year old bedroom. She's thinking hot pink! Yup, we're going to need some of that tape.

  26. Love, love the molding and the beautiful design on your kitchen wall!! You are always so inspiring to me!! I would use the Scotch Painter's tape to tape off the room that's being converted into my office!

  27. What a difference that white molding makes! I would use the tape to paint blue stripes on my boys' bedroom ceiling.

  28. The Yoder's Four says:

    Ooo! I think it's a huge improvement!

  29. I would use that tape when I paint our bathroom – that's after I remove the yucky wallpaper that's on the walls now.

  30. How much does he charge an hour for the job? I have a whole room that needs doing…

    The crown moulding made a real difference and looks as if it's always been there.

    I've got my free painters tape and this is exactly the kind of project I need it for. It's a big help seeing it here in action.

  31. I would use my tape to paint stripes in my daughters room!

  32. The moulding is beautiful and your kitchen is gorgeous! And those blue chairs & table are to dies for.

    My bedroom is desperate for a new paint job – I want to do a big, chunky chevron pattern as an accent wall. :)

  33. I would use the tape to paint our guest bedroom-soon-to-be daughters bedroom. I just have to think of how I am going to paint it…..

  34. I would use the tape for a project to paint my bedroom.. thanks!

  35. I have been wanting to try some vertical stripes in my dauhter's room. ScotchBLue Painters tape would definitely help in the process. Loving the kitchen color!

  36. I would use the tape to create a border in my bathroom.

  37. I tweeted about ScotchBlueBrand

  38. I would use the tape to help with painting my bedroom

  39. I tweeted it ;)

  40. Tristie hearts Dax says:

    I would love to have that tape to help me make me a geometric headboard. I have been married 11 years and still don't have a headboard!

  41. Hi Brooke. Trim makes such a huge difference. You did a great job protecting the little ones (assuming they're still alive) and hubs did a beautiful job with the molding.

    We still have several rooms to paint and more molding to add. I really need that tape!

    Hugs…Tracy :)

  42. I tweeter here Brooke:!/tracysuz/status/119357303265820672

    Thanks for another entry!

    Tracy :)

  43. I would use an entire roll (or more) of the new Scotch Blue tape painting my brand new chunky base molding that I am in LUV with. Thank you for a great giveaway and great job on the molding beef up!

  44. I would LOVE to win some of that painter's tape. I want to do a striped wall in my game room and i've read that striping textured walls is a pain – tape that sticks well would hopefully prevent any leakage. :)

  45. Steele, Amy, Abi says:

    It turned out Awesome! Love the contrast it makes the accent drywall pop. I would use ScotchBlue Painters Tape with EdgeLock to paint my kids room. Stripes would be great in there.

  46. I would love to win some of this painter's tape! It would provide the inspiration I need to begin my own crown molding project in my new-painted living room. Thanks so much!

  47. I would use this as I am about to repaint the master bedroom!!! And I'm TERRIBLE at edging, so heaven knows I need the tape's help!

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