Monday, November 10, 2014

Painting A Diamond Pattern With ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape -My Guest Bathroom Makeover

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This post is brought to you in collaboration with ScotchBlueTM Painter’s Tape. All thoughts, opinions, and projects are my own.

So, I realized one thing while doing this next project. I'm crazy. Yep. That's it. For some reason, I have this thing of painting rooms and doing large projects while I'm super pregnant. I don't know why. I did the same thing with my first pregnancy. I guess why should this one be any different? This is the fourth room I have painted since I've been pregnant this time around. Fourth! I have to admit, I wasn't looking forward to doing this with my big 7 month preggo belly. I even tried hiring the hubs out for it, but he wouldn't take it. Luckily, it wasn't nearly as bad as I had imagined it to be :) This bathroom is super small, so that helped a lot, but the ceiling is super high. I'm not sure how a husband lets his pregnant wife teeter on a ladder and not blink twice about it, but to each their own :) lol



I've been wanting to do something with this bathroom for years now. It was just so boring...and beige. Very very beige. And since I'm pregnant, I decided to finally do something about lol ;) Cuz, why wouldn't I? To get this awesome diamond pattern look, I partnered with  ScotchBlueTM Painter’s Tape.
Here's the before:
Bathroom Makeover -before

And now!
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
 The supply list is super simple:
ScotchBlueTM Painter's Tape for Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector (#2080EL) in two widths. I used 1.41" and 0.94"
Paint
Level/laser level
Paper
 I first painted the whole bathroom white, taping off all the molding and the sink/cabinet. This alone was a big difference. Very stark though lol. I then found where I wanted my board and batten and placed a line of painter's tape along there making sure it was level with my laser level.
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
 For the angle, I just placed a piece where I thought it looked good and went from there. I used my laser level to find that angle, since I would need to use that some opposing angle for the other crossing pieces. This angle ended up being about 101 degrees I believe.
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
 Once I got the angle up, I used a piece of paper to create the distance to the next piece of tape. I wanted them 11" across, so this was perfect. I lined up the left edge of the paper with the outside edge of the tape and penciled on a mark on the right edge. I did this all the way up the tape. So, now that the marks were on the wall, this gave me the same exact angle and perfect distance for placing the parallel piece of tape. I just lined of the left edge of the tape on the marks.
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
 The paper works great for corners. You can just bend the paper around the corners and continue on the angle. It's wonderful...I tried this with the laser level, and well...let's just say that was about an hour of wasted time :)
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
 Here are all the tape pieces going one way.
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
 Now to start the next way. I used the smaller width of tape for these pieces. Found the opposing angle again with my laser level to get started. Then did the same thing as above with the paper for the parallel pieces.
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
 And done! (with the tape part at least :) )
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
 So, at first, I thought it would be cool to do two different colors for the diamond pattern. But the lighter grey color I chose was pretty much the color of the white wall...even after darkening it a bit.
 Then I realized that I didn't want this three tone look anyway and so I just painted the whole thing the darker grey. Wish I realized this, once again, before I spent an hour painting each triangle :) lol
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
 Took all the tape down...
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
 And voila!
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
 Here's how it looks after adding the board and batten (and yes, it's the same color as above...just different lighting apparently. I would say the true color is a mix between both).
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
 This bathroom had way too many angles. Well...4, like most rooms, which was fun to work around with a pattern :) But using the paper technique worked wonderfully and solved any problem I had prior.
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
 Here's how it looks in a complete 90 degree angle corner.
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
And since I went around the whole upper wall, the pattern of course wouldn't meet up (although that would have been great!) So, I chose to have the pattern merge in the smaller corner above the door. It looks like this, but it's so minimal, it's hard to notice.
Bathroom makeover with diamond pattern wall using painter's tape and board and batten
To get more diamonds, you just need to angle your lines differently. I lucked out having this pattern be perfect for one large diamond...that wasn't planned at all. And I love the interest it added with the dual width pieces of tape.
Goodbye boring beige bathroom :) I think this was the last room that hadn't been touched by paint..well, I guess I have my living room...so, second to last. It's amazing I lived with it so blah for over 5 years.

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15 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this is stunning. I love it. I would love to have you link this up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is live now. I really love it all.

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  2. That looks so awesome! I love the way it looks with the board and batten :)

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  3. This is beautiful! I want to do this in my sons bathroom. It's currently painted Home Depot orange. I don't know WHAT I was thinking when I did that. LOL!

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  4. what color grey is that? Slso, the white is off white or is that just and lighting thing? The batten and boards are white right like stripes

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  6. I love it! And I love the pretty landscaping. I love your paint colors.

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  7. Hi,
    It looks to be very easy to do.There are very nice colors.I like it!

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  8. Congratulations! You did a really good job. That's a good idea to decorate your bathroom. It looks more beautiful now. I love its color.

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  9. this is the easiest way to do it, so smart thank you . mr biscuit

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  10. The supply list is super simple and this project looks to be very easy to do. But final result is so awesome and beautiful. I love it!

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  11. Great idea! Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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  12. Very creative idea !
    I like this diamond style. I will do it on this weekend.
    Thank for share

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  13. Wow, it looked absolutely elegant! It reminded me of the wall paint of some boutique hotels I've been to before. Great job here!

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  14. I know how it's an awesome game so I real want to Play it haha :) :)

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  15. Wow. cool post. I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real hard work to make a great article… but I put things off too much and never seem to get started. Thanks though.

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