A Thoughtful Place: Scotch Blue Painting Party–Big Boy Closet

9.21.2011

Scotch Blue Painting Party–Big Boy Closet

Welcome to the ScotchBlue™ Painting Party! A group of  DIY bloggers all completed projects with the help of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector. Now we’re giving you the chance to see all of our fabulous projects and get some inspiration!!  Check out my project tutorial below, and then jump to the next blog in the party to see even more inspirational DIY tutorials!

You'll also get a chance to win some ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape so you can create a project of your own.  Just read to the end to find out how!

 

I posted a while back about the craziness that was my son’s closet. It really had become a dumping ground for storage due to it’s size. Since we have been redoing his bedroom, I figured it was time that he get his closet back! I knew that I wanted to make it more of a playroom style closet than a home for clothes. His clothes have plenty of room in his newly painted dresser, and I have a trick up my sleeve for the 4-5 items that need to hang.

1. Empty The Closet: No easy job. My son went in and says, “I Love it!” He thought we were done! Needless to say it was just the beginning. I had seen this darling closet from Lakeitha a while back and new the stripes would look great.

2. Tape off Stripes using the edge lock Scotch blue tape every ten inches. I went right over the wood that holds the brackets for the top shelf. I knew once they were painted, it would look ok.

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3. Label Where the Color Goes: I learned a long time ago not to trust myself. So I drew a big “B” in each section that would get the blue paint.

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4. Roll The Stripes: I used  a small foam roller and “Galaxy Black” which I used for a little dresser. I love how dark the navy is. However!!! Total panic after the first coat. You can see it looked more like green. Magically, a second coat and we have dark navy! Thank goodness!

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5. The Results: I have to say that I actually really liked the tape. I normally paint a base coat of white over my tape when doing stripes to prevent bleed through. I chose not to do that as I wanted to really test the tape. The bleed through was not an issue. The only hiccup I had was when peeling off one end, it took the existing white paint with it. It only did it in one spot. I can easily go back and fix that edge. All in all, I was really pleased with how well the stripes came out.

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Let’s face it! That’s a darn straight paint line! Nothing like shiny new paint! I waited for it to dry and then styled his new playroom closet.

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While painting, the doors were still on the closet. It wasn’t until afterwards [and loving how the stripes turned out] that we decided to ditch the doors for now. We will store them in the garage and until he is old enough to grow out of his “toy closet” we will keep them off. It increased the square footage of the room and I feel much better about him not being able to squeeze any fingers in the closet doors.

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Easy access and a spot for everything makes for a happy boy and a happy mama. Will be back later this week with more details of the styling and storage options we used.

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Now we’re giving you the chance to gather inspiration, have fun, and win prizes!

If you’d like a chance to win a sample of ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector to complete your own project:

1. comment on this post and let me know how you would use the tape in your project.

2. For another chance to win, tweet @ScotchBlueBrand “I want #supersharppaintlines for my next project!” and come back to leave me a comment.

Look Whose Come to the Party!

  1. Gail @ My Repurposed Life
  2. Lakeitha @ Home to Three Duncan Boys
  3. Kindra @ At Home With K
  4. Courtney @ A Thoughtful Place *You are here!*
  5. Stephanie Lynn @ Under the Table and Dreaming  *Continue to this blog next!*

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to party. Head on over to the next blog and get inspired.

Finally, if you'd like to find out about more of  these great Painting Parties in the future you can "like" ScotchBlue on Facebook.

ScotchBlue Brand reached out to me to participate in the ScotchBlue Painting Party to celebrate the launch of their new ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector. My post represents my honest experience with ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape. I am not being paid for my answers, but I did receive ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to assist in completion.

44 comments :

  1. Aw that turned out so nice!

    I'd love to win the tape so I can do some light gray chevron stripes in our Study.

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  2. Wow! That turned out really nice. My daugter's closet needs some SERIOUS TLC.

    I love that blue tape. We used it to make stripes in the nursery for my now almost four year old. We actually use it a lot.

    My next painting project SHOULD be the dining room. I could definitely use the tape for in there.

    Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  3. Your stripes are perfect! I would to paint stripes in our powder room but our entire living room and kitcehn need some TLC too!

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  4. I love your stripes! Super job! The room looks great!
    gail

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  5. Thanks for testing it out! Glad to know it works!

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  6. I actually just bought some of that tape today for a craft I am doing with my daughter!
    I will use the rest when I repaint our office!

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  7. Looks AMAZING! What a great use of space! I am sure that is one happy little guy. Can't wait to hear where you got your "Share Your Toys" sign.

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  8. Well....can you stop being so darn amazing?! Seriously. This is adorable. That's the straightest paint line I've ever seen!!

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  9. Looks great - we took the doors off my daughter's closet two years ago and it made a world of difference in her room . Love the stripes. I think I would use the paint on my piano. Shhhhh...don't tell my hubby but I'm tinkering with painting our piano

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  10. That's such a great idea!!

    What a great use of space and when he grows up, he'll probably love his blue and white striped closet!

    I'd like to use the tape to paint my honey's house. It's such a bachelor pad and I'm waiting until I can move in and start painting! :)

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  11. Love your idea! It came out great! I love using Scotch Blue on my spray paint projects, makes super clean lines! Thanks for the ideas, going off to the other blogs now!
    lfcrossman@hotmail.com

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  12. COURTNEY that looks FANtastic. How fun for his closet. Lovlely job, they were brilliant to choose you for this project!

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  13. Love the closet and your entire little guy's room makeover! I think some stripes are in order for our laundry room!

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  14. I need to finish the house painting project! I'm just waiting for it to cool down so I can get it done!

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  15. Great job! I would use the tape for my upcoming master bedroom paint project.

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  16. Wow! Those stripes turned out so crisp! Love the navy blue. Maybe I'll do some stripes on my boys' rooms!

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  17. Your paint job came out awesome! I want to feature the room on my blog when you do the final reveal!

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  18. beautiful! After a stressful move into a new house, you've given me great inspiration for using scotchblue to make my son's room very special for him :)

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  19. I have two little boys (and a little girl) and you just gave me a huge lighbulb moment in removing closet doors! I worry about the doors pinching fingers all the time too for my boys. Painting the inside a fun color or design totally removes the need for the ugly bi-fold 20 year old doors that are covering the closets! Thanks!

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  20. Those stripes are very striking! I want to do a project with some glass bottles I have collected, creating patterns with ScotchBlue and some paint.

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  21. WOW!! Looks amazing! LOOOVE the stripes. I will be copying you for sure. I'd love a wall of navy blue stripes in the boys room. also love taking the doors off. if my boys weren't into so much trouble, i'd do the same thing!
    XOXOX

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  22. So cool! I painted stripes in my sons closet too! Doesn't it make such a great statement?!

    It's fun blog hopping to see what everyone is doing!

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  23. Looks great! I'd love to do stripes in our closet.

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  24. The stripes are nautical, preppy perfection!!!! i love the closet! we took sloan's doors off 5 years ago and have yet to put them back! jackson broke his shelf last weekend (horsing around with his friend...that's what happens when they weigh 80 lbs!!) -- while we were fixing it, the doors were off and he loved it! But his clothes, etc aren't as cute as a wee one, so back on they went!

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  25. Loving these stripes! So much fun!

    Kacey

    P.S. I'm participating in the painting party next month - hope my project turns out as nicely as yours! :)

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  26. I love the stripes! Since my daughter is so young we decided to use her closet as her toys storage as well. When she grows up then we can worry about her clothes (that is if we are still living in this house.

    Megan

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  27. This is the most awesome closet for kid's I've ever seen! I'm pinning it to remind me what is possible when I actually get to these areas in my home!

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  28. Oh c'mon, of *course* I need painters tape all the time! (c: This closet is so darling! I am totally in love (and probably going to steal) that little sign about sharing your toys...awesome sauce...and a super good reminder! ha! And I am really impressed at the edge that stuff gave you, seriously impressive!

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  29. Wow, Courtney- that looks great! You did an amazing job. I would love to be considered for this giveaway! I would use the tape to add stripes on the fireplace wall in our family room! :)

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  30. I would use it to make pretty stripes on a dresser I'm going to paint!

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  31. I tweeted! @jennaer
    Amazing job on your closet btw. It is gorgeous! Love it!

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  32. I love stripes! I painted stripes in my guest bathroom. I need some Scotch Blue to tape off a mirror on my next project!

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  33. I want a closet as nice as Grady's! It looks fantastic, Courtney! Your stripes are perfect. I bet Grady is thrilled with it. You did a beautiful job.

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  34. That looks so cool! Great idea to make that a toy room.
    I would use scotch blue to paint a faux rug on my laundry room floor, I'll need lots of tape for that job!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. OMGoodness...the closet is adorable! I used the blue tape when I painted the faux brick in the basement...worked like a charm even on concrete!! I am itching to paint some stripes somewhere.

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  36. Oh girl this is too good! I love the stripes! What a smart idea turning it into a play closet!

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  37. Turned out so pretty, even for a boy! I could see using the Scoth Blue to paint dotted lines down the center of the black to make it look like a race course! Very cute!...MB

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  38. Oooh so cute! Those dark glossy stripes are fabulous. And it looks like little G loves his new space : ) I'm doing the Scotch party in early October... need to decide on what to paint!! Eek.

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  39. Geez, even your closets are amazing! I LOVE stripes, and I love this closet. So adorable!

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  40. I love how that turned out! My next painting project is painting the door to our garage. I would use the tape around the door jam and the hinges

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  41. Those turned out great! Love that idea inside a closet and it's styled beautifully!

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