How to Paint Ombre Stripes EASILY!

You all know that I am FINALLY done with Lexee’s girls room! I am in love with this project and the main focal point in the room are these ginormous letters above her girls’ beds!

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Although I do cut my own letters with a jigsaw at times, this particular project I didn’t. We were short on time so we ordered them this time. We bought the letters from Craft Cuts, and they are fantastic! We got the letters in just a few days after we ordered them and I loved that you can specify the size of the project right on their website. You can also choose the font that you prefer.  I chose ARIAL bold for our letters. We wanted them to be 31 inches tall and they are made out of MDF.
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After we got the letters, we decided that painting an ombre stripe would be the best choice for the room, so I measured the letters into 4 equal sections.
 
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Next, we chose the color scheme and picked out four colors that gradually get lighter and lighter.
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We went to Home Depot {but Lowes would work too if it’s nearby for you}, and bought four paint samples. Since the samples are only about $3.00 each, it was the perfect option for this project. If you are doing a bigger project, obviously you will need more paint.
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Next I used my trusty ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and taped off our first two sections to paint.
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Since the letters were perfectly smooth, we didn’t worry about the paint bleeding at all!
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I used a smooth foam roller to apply the paint. Using a roller like this will prevent most of the textured look that a regular roller will cause.
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After the first two sections were painted, we took off the tape immediately {while the paint was still wet} and waited for the paint to dry.
After a few minutes of drying, we taped off the other two sections carefully and painted those sections.
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We removed the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape before the paint was dry on these sections also.
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The letters turned out darling, and I cannot wait to show you the full room reveal tomorrow so don’t forget to check back!
 
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For a more detailed look of this project, check out the video tutorial below!
 

 

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Comments

  1. 1

    I love the big letters!! They turned out so cute!!

  2. 2

    Those are so cute! Can’t wait to see the full room.

  3. 3

    These are so classy! And I love when I get to see your pretty face in your posts! :)

  4. 4

    Love the letters! What thickness did you go with?

  5. 6

    Just curious… How did you hang these bad boys??

    • 7

      We installed D-ring hooks onto the back of each letter. We got the D-rings from the hardware aisle at Home Depot. Good luck! It was super easy.

  6. 8

    These are so cute. I’m curious as to the paint color names you picked. They would be perfect for my daughters room.

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