Wednesday, May 15, 2013

STRIPES AND DIAMONDS....



Hoping all Mom's had a fabulous Mother's Day last Sunday. I certainly did...in fact the entire weekend was a smashing success. I spent Saturday and Sunday at M&J's painting. The 13" stripes in Bean's nursery went up without a hitch.  When colour blocking, the majority of the time and effort is spent in the prep, and if you take your time using a level and marking carefully, it is well worth the extra effort. This is a two person job and Jordan was an excellent 'co-striper'. 


We used a laser level to mark the stripe and Shurtape to tape the stripe. I highly HIGHLY recommend using Shurtape.


The light stripe is the original colour of the room, the darker stripe is Benjamin Moore boulevard CC-394 shown on bottom right. The painting process went super fast as Mommy, Daddy and I participated with rolling the stripes in place. 
(stripes shown in photos are NOT this mauve)


The paint colour was chosen to coordinate with the crib and dresser from Fab Baby Gear.
(sorry for poor quality of colour in these photos, but trust me....it looks wonderful)


On Sunday, while Michelle and Jordan gave the stripes a second coat of paint, I went to work stencilling their kitchen backsplash. I chose Benjamin Moore rocky road CC-470. This stencilling job was a much easier task than stencilling the bathroom  two weeks before.
Sunday evening, we enjoyed a glass of Proseco, then a wonderful Mother's Day meal at a Japanese restaurant.

More to come on Bean's nursery as the weeks roll by...in fact only 14.5 weeks to go before he makes his expected grand entrance.






3 Comments:

At May 15, 2013 at 4:07 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Both the nursery stripes and the backsplash stencil look wonderful Maureen. I can only give you guys tons of praise for the stripes that is one thing I haven't tackled as I'm sure my stripes would be all wonky!

I'm glad you got to have a nice meal and some refreshment after all that hard work!

 
At May 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

Thanks Lisa, Honestly, the stripes were easy once they were marked and taped.

 
At October 7, 2013 at 6:15 AM , Blogger steev frank said...

Well i was about to discuss on that Toronto website designer But now let it be..

 

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STRIPES AND DIAMONDS....



Hoping all Mom's had a fabulous Mother's Day last Sunday. I certainly did...in fact the entire weekend was a smashing success. I spent Saturday and Sunday at M&J's painting. The 13" stripes in Bean's nursery went up without a hitch.  When colour blocking, the majority of the time and effort is spent in the prep, and if you take your time using a level and marking carefully, it is well worth the extra effort. This is a two person job and Jordan was an excellent 'co-striper'. 


We used a laser level to mark the stripe and Shurtape to tape the stripe. I highly HIGHLY recommend using Shurtape.


The light stripe is the original colour of the room, the darker stripe is Benjamin Moore boulevard CC-394 shown on bottom right. The painting process went super fast as Mommy, Daddy and I participated with rolling the stripes in place. 
(stripes shown in photos are NOT this mauve)


The paint colour was chosen to coordinate with the crib and dresser from Fab Baby Gear.
(sorry for poor quality of colour in these photos, but trust me....it looks wonderful)


On Sunday, while Michelle and Jordan gave the stripes a second coat of paint, I went to work stencilling their kitchen backsplash. I chose Benjamin Moore rocky road CC-470. This stencilling job was a much easier task than stencilling the bathroom  two weeks before.
Sunday evening, we enjoyed a glass of Proseco, then a wonderful Mother's Day meal at a Japanese restaurant.

More to come on Bean's nursery as the weeks roll by...in fact only 14.5 weeks to go before he makes his expected grand entrance.