DIY Metalic Painted lines In Your Kid’s Room

 

Its been a month, but we are finally done with the boys’ room! Why did it take so long? Well, I could only work in 2-hour spurts since I have two small children, and too many weekend commitments this last month. But it’s finally done and I’m very thankful for Hunky Hubs for helping me out with this little project turned BIG PROJECT I planned on doing all by myself.

So let’s get to it!

I’m kind of glad we waited to paint the boy’s room til later because I wanted to make it something they would grow into, and never out of. At our old place, I had to have a nursery. It was baby blue and yellow with a monkey border. It was cute, but J Myster would have grown out of it by the age of 8 or 9 and we would have had to re-paint the room. In this case, I don’t think we’ll ever have to repaint, because all the things that make it little boyish, can be removed.

I fell in love with Disney’s specialty paints. They make a variety of paints that are amazing in a child’s room from glow in the dark paint, to chalk board paint, to metallic paints.

J has always loved the movie “Cars” and when we were going thru paint samples we saw this room:

Source: disney.glidden.com

Jaydon liked the red, but I wasn’t so sure about it since I wanted to make sure that it would be something that he could grow into. If by the age of 14 he didn’t like cars anymore, I didn’t want to paint with this theme in mind. But I loved the metallic stripes on the window wall above, so I thought I’d replicate that!

I bought the metallic paint. Got some advice from my husband who used stripes in his man cave, then started prepping the room.

First, its important to measure out your stripes with a tape measure. I chose to put stripes every 21 inches. I measured along the baseboard and marked my stripes with a pencil.

 
 
Then once I had those marked I used a four-foot contractor’s level to draw straight lines from the ceiling to the baseboards. 
 
You need to use something long enough that will help you keep the straight line. This was perfect. I made sure the level was straight and only had to move the level twice on each stripe to draw the straight lines. 
After the lines were drawn. 
Next tape off your ceiling and tape the wall to paint your baseboard. Paint your baseboard first! Trust me! We chose to keep the baseboard white but chose a bright white to help make the color in the room pop. 
 

I used a 4-inch roller and painted the metallic stripes at the start of where I drew each line.  I waited 24 hours to make sure the paint was good and dry before I proceeded. I didn’t want chunks of metallic paint ripped off the walls, but the way we did it, we made sure we only had to tape once, instead of several times. Once the stripes were painted, we then taped the stripes off with 2-inch Scott’s blue painter’s tape.To tape the stripes, you will once again have to use the level to make sure your stripes are straight. I marked lightly with a pencil at the top of the level and bottom of the level, then pulled the tape off in four-foot strips and matched it up with the pencil mark to ensure the line was perfectly vertical.

 
 
So this is what it will look like after you tape off the metallic stripes. Do yourself a favor though and tape around the whole ceiling, instead of just above each stripe. It will save you time in the long run. 
 
Once everything is taped off, go to town with your second color choice! 
 
Now the color we chose was really close to the color in that first picture which is called “Piston Cup Blue”. The store didn’t have that color, so we matched it as close as we could and came up with a Behr color of “Oceanside mist” or something like that. 
 
 
After the rest of the room was painted I knew I wanted to do one thing. I wanted the kids names on their walls. 
 
And I wanted J myster to be able to help with the project. So we went to Michael’s and picked out the letters to their names to paint. 
 
JJ has always loved a good craft project, so this was right up his alley. He really liked being able to be apart of it. 
 
Also at Michael’s, I found these really cute giant clothes pins that I thought would be perfect for hanging the kid’s artwork. 
 
My friend Jennifer has a playroom where they ran yarn or string up on the wall between two nails, and the kid’s artwork is neatly displayed on the wall. I loved that idea. So I wanted to do something like that as well. 
 
These clothes pins are huge, we ran some twine thru the metal clasps, wrapping them thru twice so they wouldn’t move around everywhere, then nailed the twine to the wall. 
 
 
Now JJ and B can display their school or artwork in a neat way!
 
And now the result of Jaydon and Braidy’s names:
 
 
I decided to border the top of the walls with clouds and glow in the dark stars. 
 
Then for decals, my 21-month-old loves cars and trucks and we have a lamp in his room that has dump trucks on it. I found an almost perfect match with wall decals for his side of the room: 
Lamp!
 
Braidy’s side of the room:
 
 
Now JJ thought the cars and trucks at the age of four was a little baby-ish, so his choice in wall decals was Star Wars or Spiderman. He’s had a long love for Spiderman, so I let him have Spiderman wall decals around his bed: 
 
 
 
So in addition to the glow in the dark stars, the kids also have the moon that lights up on the wall of their room, and a little sea turtle that projects stars on the ceiling at night when they sleep: 
 
 
 
Over all, I think the kids love their room. It is so much better than the mismatched painted walls when we moved in, and I think we designed a room that will grow with them through the years. The great thing about wall decals is you can take them down and put new ones up. 
 
But this paint job is forever and I think we did a great job at making it unique.
 
 
 What do you think?  
 

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12 thoughts on “DIY Metalic Painted lines In Your Kid’s Room

  1. Looks so great! Love the stripes – great idea and the personalized touches that make each boys’ room separate. Very cool! My boys would love this room.

  2. The room looks fantastic! It would’ve taken me way longer than a month, I’m sure. LOL
    I like those giant clothespins. I’ll have to see if our local Michael’s has them. You did a great job.
    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog earlier. I’m already a bloglovin follower of yours.
    ~Kim

  3. Amazing painting! It is so tough to do these projects with two small kids.
    I have a desk I have been working on for a year!

  4. Hi Heather, I love what you accomplished, your boys room turned out so cute. All the little details with the decals and all. Definitely a labor of love! Good job! Thanks for the hop, please stop by Oh My Heartsie Girl this weekend.
    Karren

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