Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Seeing Red

When I found out I was pregnant with Baby #1, I had his room painted RED within 3 days (way before I knew it was a HIM), If you do decide to go with such a bold & dark color, remember that it takes a LOT of coats - I did FIVE coats, and it probably still could have used one more!

BEFORE- with red paint finished

I wanted to have stripes on one wall that POPPED, and a trim up top. So I put the hubby to work cuttin some boards for me!!!

The boards are 2 inch wide by 1/4 inch thick. Paint em the color of your choice, and nail em to the wall!!! (we used a nail gun & penny-inch nails)

It was easiest to put up the border around the entire top of the room, then put the stripes on the wall.

Cut the bottom of your board-stripes at a 35 (or sharper) degree angle, to avoid painful encounters with your wall.

Add decor/furniture/accents!!! Simple letter cut outs accented with Scrap paper/hinges/buttons/ and Ribbon
I found these stars for 10 cents each at D.I. Simply put a nail through them, and hung them above the light switch!!!

Now go ROCK your ROOM!


  1. Good thing you have a handy hubby...soooo cute!

  2. D.I.Simply...can you tell me about this store or where to find it? Is it local to you, or do they have a website...

    Greetings from Canada..love you ideas!

  3. Over the Rainbow: D.I. is short for Deseret Industries. It is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Established in 1938 as a single thrift store, today there are 46 stores serving people in seven western states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.


    click on the link and you will be able to find store locations and hours! Hope you find as many goodies as we often do! :)


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