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Not only am I working on a makeover of a walk-in closet in the show house this month, but I’m also helping my cousin Tim with the master bedroom he is making over for the room too. It’s a large space in the carriage house on the property of the show house and since it will get seen by tens of thousands of people, he decided to do something fun on the walls.
There are tons of paint options to add a little pizzaz to your home. Stripes, ceilings, even different shapes like chevron. Most people think of painting an entire wall but you can get a fun look with color blocking. This means to basically create a block of color on the wall.
We got to use FrogTape® brand painter’s tape to create an interesting and contrasting look. There are two kinds of tape, one for multi surfaces like glass, walls or metal, and the other for delicate surfaces such as newly painted walls or wallpaper. We chose to use that one since we had just painted the day before.
To do this, paint along the outer edges of the wall in your base color, here it is white. Tim chose this wall opposite the bed to do the color block and it is in a very dark gray, which basically looks black.
Paint the base color into the wall as far as you’d like the block to start. In this case, we measured 9 inches and marked it off with a pencil. But you can make the dimensions any way you’d like. Maybe they echo a window or some other trim? Or frame a favorite piece of art?
Then the taping begins. What’s nice about FrogTape is the tact of it is a nice and easy to use with your hands, and it unrolls really smooth from the roll. Sometimes I wear gloves when painting and this tape is easy to use with them. FrogTape has a PaintBlock® Technology, and how it prevents paint from bleeding no matter what surface you’re using it on, so all you have to do is make sure your lines are straight and press the tape onto the wall.
After the tape is up, put on your color block paint. Several coats may be required, especially with a dark color or drastic color change.
As soon as you are finished painting, you can remove the tape, even when the paint is wet. It’s the most exciting part of painting, removing the tape! With this we got super sharp lines, and it saved a ton of time. Considering we have a lot to do with these show house spaces, it was great to peel off the tape and be done with this wall.
Here is our color blocked wall. I think this is such a creative use of paint in a room and different than a total accent wall. What do you think?
Can you see how the dark color is 9 inches down from the edges of the wall? Kind of like within a frame. I think it’s such a great look.
This is my cousin Tim’s master bedroom. Here is the finished wall and then the room after all the furniture and accessories were brought in.
FrogTape® is having a Earn Your Stripes Room Makeover Contest where you can win $5,000 in prizes. You can enter a room re-do where you used FrogTape and then submit your photos on the FrogTape® site. Don’t forget to read the contest rules and go pick up some tape today.
See the entire Buffalo Decorator’s Show House Carriage House bedroom makeover here.