I have probably discussed this before, but I’m a big advocate of moving and changing things in the house to fit our lifestyle. After inheriting a new larger kitchen table, the boys’ easel and play kitchen was a tight fight in our dining area and I kept trying to figure out where to move everything. After five years of our study being mainly closed off I decided it was time for a change….
The first thing we did was move out J’s changing table from his room (and sent it back to my parents):
Then we spent a good amount of time re-organizing and cleaning up the study and re-arranging desks. After all of that I decided that the study wall of the boys’ items looked really bare. So my first idea was to create some pattern and dimension without having to paint the whole room. I came across this blog post and was immediately inspired. I headed to Sherwin Williams and picked up two flat paint samples in frosty white and aloof gray (a lighter and slightly darker gray), and then got to work taping the wall:
Then I went around and painted various triangles with the frosty white:
As you can see I am not painting the whole wall. You could do that if you wanted a higher impact, but I wanted the results to be more subtle and blend in with the rest of the space. The main thing to remember is that when you take the tape off you want the unpainted triangles to still be triangles (you don’t want a weird floating polygon in the middle).
While it looks really dramatic, the results are very subtle:
It makes a great back-drop to define their space in the room. We are getting a carpet for the room, and I’m mulling options for a little kid table for the boys, and some floor cushions. I’ll be sure to share the finished project!