Well over a year ago, I came up with the game plan to transition my then 8-year old son’s room from a little boys room to one more fit for the confident, brilliant, and creative young man that he’s become.
He was excited for us to get started on it, but then life got in the way (as it has been doing for the last few years). And then he turned 9. And then he was mere months away from turning 10. And then it was REALLY time to get started, because I was embarrassed at my lack to time management, if nothing else.
So one day last month, I decided that it was time for the massive paint job to begin. I emptied the room, taped off the trim, laid down the drop cloth, and somehow convinced Tom to help me with the paint sprayer. We primed all of the walls and ceiling and then painted the ceiling and top half of the walls Lindsay White. This is what it looked like – pretty and pristine on the top and full on hot mess on the bottom.
And Tom was all, “Good luck!” Ok, thanks.
In an effort to give Zack’s room an ocean feel (without being theme-y), I wanted to paint an ombre wall – starting with dark blue at the bottom and transitioning to white at the top. Instead of it being a graduated, seamless ombre, I wanted a more modern, choppy feel.
So, I divided the wall into three sections – dark blue, medium blue, and white – and marked them with painters tape. I left a six inch gap between the two blues so I would have a space to blend the colors. I was going to blend the white and light blue, but I didn’t need to leave a gap since the white was already painted, if that makes sense. Probably not.
Then, I painted the middle section with Glidden’s Paint + Primer (flat) in Marine Blue. I (obviously) didn’t worry about painting sharp lines, because I’ll be blending the colors together. I just used my paint roller to slap the paint on the wall.