Monday, February 7, 2011

Making Progress

For about 3 loooooong months I have had this crazy idea to paint grey/white horizontal stripes on the wall adjacent to the purple wall that was painted a few long months ago. Originally the wall was going to be painted all grey but Kate Spade somehow put the idea in my head with all her polka dots and stripes to do something a little bit more visually intriguing.

So measuring and tape take 1 was an epic failure. We did one stripe and realized I was in way way way over my head.

This prompted the purchase of a laser level.

Cue measure and taping take 2.


Ruler, pencil and more tape. Cue take 3.

Wavy line fail.

So here we are....measuring and taping take 4.

I think we finally got it straight (ha!) this time!

Naturally after 4 major attempts to tape 9 line segments 4 times the tape ran out tonight, but we did make some great progress. I think I can safely say that I am almost 1/2 done with this epic painting job.

Some pictures of my progress tonight.

Look at those straight tape lines! Woo! Hopefully tomorrow I can pick up some more tape, finish taping the edges and then get that first coat of grey on the walls. (I better get to it as I have a 2/14 deadline to finish this sucker up!) I also made one of last big trips to IKEA (thank goodness! I am so not in a place to spend any more money!) but this is what was purchased:

Can't wait to show you all when it is all put together! Getting close to finally getting this apartment put together!

1 comment:

  1. yay! I'm so excited to see what it looks like when you're all done... possibly in person this fall? ;)