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. IMG_4293IMG_4295   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. IMG_4292 IMG_4298IMG_4300IMG_4304 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! IMG_4306 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. IMG_4308IMG_4310IMG_4314 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. IMG_4350 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. IMG_4340 IMG_4360 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. IMG_4386IMG_4387 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.


  1. says

    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!

  2. Anonymous says

    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.

  3. says

    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

  4. says

    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! :)

  5. Anonymous says

    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!

  6. says

    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!

  7. says

    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!

  8. says

    Loving these stripes! So much fun!


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

  9. says

    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.


  10. says

    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!

  11. says

    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.

  12. says

    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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