I wanted to decorate my son's room a little better now that we've settled in our new house. I figured bright stripes in the color of his favorite ninja turtle would do the trick. Materials: 1) large level - the nice kind used by carpenters 2) colored pencil in a shade of your stripes 3) tape. not optional, no matter how pro a painter you are 4) painting supplies, paint, rollers, trays, etc. I'll assume you've painted before!

Step 1: Tape & Prime

Make sure your walls are ready for painting. You have to be especially careful with exact lines when you place the tape. Every little mistake will be visible in the resulting stripes.
<p>I painted my daughters <br>room, well 1 wall with shades of pink... Since I did that, people that have seen <br>pictures, say it looks like Victory Secret colors... I never meant to do it to look like VS but still it looks good... </p><p>Just make sure you have <br>enough time to do the job, I started late in the evening and thought I could <br>finish but I got tired and you can see around her door - the strips start to get a little wavy... <br>Looked straight when I taped it but guess I was more tired than I thought... <br> haha! She never noticed but I do every time I walk out of her room... Then <br>again, I may be too meticulous on my own work... ☺</p><p>[See that last strip at the door, especially at bottom, was taping <br>in my sleep &ndash; Don&rsquo;t you think? LoL&hellip;]</p>
Colored pencil! Genius! I did this to my walls when i was in high school with silver paint. My mom was........not excited.
This is easier on the eyes than when the young Roger-X decided that his favourite colour was custard yellow, and our house at the time had oak beams in the walls. The ancient oak (the house was built in 1640-something) actually looked good with custard yellow panels between, but only for five or ten minutes at a time. <br> <br>We now know thst he is significantly colour-blind. <br>

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