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Guess what!

We couldn’t wait for 24 hrs before peeling out the masking tape!! We were too eager to see the results of our hardworking. 🙂

So after painting on the second coat and filling out all the edges, we stood back, took a good look at our hard work, and decided we could try to peel “JUST ONE” strip of masking tape off…to get a sneak peek of how it’ll look.

One strip came off ….
(remember to peel it off at an angle – read on one of the website that you shd peel it at an angle away from the freshly painted area, probably so that the paint won’t bleed to the unwanted area)

Then we thought, hey it’s pretty alrite and dry why not do the next dry one…

So the next one came off….

And the next…… And the next driest one….

Soon, all the strips came off within less than 2 hrs since we last painted on the second coat. :p couldn’t help being an eager beaver!

So here’s how the stripes look like after the peel.

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Like it? Love it!!! It looks FANTABULOUS!!

After hours and hours over a span of 2 weeks. This is how much we’ve done to get our dream room. Not including the hours we spent packing up our junk!

1) Peeling the wall paper off from the ceiling;

2) Painstakingly remove the glue that the wallpaper leaves behind;

3) Piling on the plaster on all the cracks throughout the entire ceiling, also plastering all the gaps and cracks on the walls;

4) Layering coats over coats of base paint to cover up the plastered area, and to cover up the old paint so thatall the paint we later put on will cover nicely- this include all 4 walls and the ceiling;

5) Painting on the first coat of our colored paint, then comes the second coat;

7) Careful yet tediously cover up the corners and edges with the first coat and then second coat of paint.

8) Painting the ceiling (this is the most tiring of all, you can literally work up a sweat while doing only 1/4 of your ceiling, seriously!!!)

9) Measuring and marking the distance between each stripes, pasting the masking tape and making sure that it forms a straight and even line (jono did this, cos he’s better with numbers and is definitely more precise than me);

10) Painting over the marked spaces, one coat, then the second coat.

11) Cover up the edges;

12) Peeling off the tape one at a time and slowly (so that you don’t peel the paint away);

All these does not include, pasting tape on the bottom of the wall, and laying plastics on the floor to prevent spills and maneuvering around bulking furniture jus to get to a section of the wall or ceiling, getting our hands dirty and stained with dirt and paint, breaking a nail and having all my nail art ruined and covered by paint, and even missing 2 back to back episodes of Dog Whisperer.
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After all the hard work and effort doing all the above mentioned, We are super exhausted, but really satisfied and elated at how well our hard work has turned out and paid off!

We are so glad that it’s almost over! And we are happy that we did it all!

Will we do it again? Hell ya! But not anytime soon…. Now.. we’re happy to jus laze around and enjoy staring at the wall while we wait for our wArdrobe and bed to arrive! And share the satisfaction and success of our very first DIY Project as a married couple! 🙂

oh! And there’s one more thing… We threw the old curtains away… It wasn’t doing wat it’s meant to do anyway… So we got rid of it. Now we’ll need a new and nicer set of curtains or blinds. Not sure what’s better tho.

Blinds or Long Classy Curtains?

And what color will match our room, now with the colors in mind?? What colored curtains will make the room pop! and ooze a sense of comfort and grandeur?

Royal purple?

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Magenta??

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Cream? White?

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Gold????

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Teal or turquoise???

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What do you think?? Any ideas or suggestions?

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It’s Day 4!! Meaning it’s Thursday already!! Shucks! So fast… This also means that my holiday is coming to a quick end. And by this time next week I’ll be stuck at meetings and at work. Boo hoo!!

Gotta stop whining about it, cos it’ll spoil my mood! Alrite!!!

A promised I will share with you guys what is the color we used for our “feature” wall. And the color is….(drum roll)
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Heather Beige!!!
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(Again a nice colour from Jotun paint mixed into Nippons white paint base) it sort of looks grey, tho it’s more like ash brown. Really cool and cosy color. Ok! Enough talk, let me show u what it looks like.

TA DA!!!

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Alrite.. I know this doesn’t look much, since it’s a picture of the wall half painted. Not even up with the second coat. Here’s a better pic…

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……kiddin…….(macs to ease the tiring work)

I promise this will be better….

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Nice color ain’t it!?

We love it!!!

Although, once the wardrobe is fixed in, that part of the wall will be halved, therefore leaving only a small section left to be seen. We are intending to place our bed there, giving focus to that area.

However, becos we love that colour so much and since it will only become a small portion, we have other plans…. at the current moment, I don’t think it’s gng to be a feature wall anymore. Keke. Becos we have decided to use whatever that’s left of the heather beige to paint stripes on the other side of the wall that was beginning to look alittle plain. 🙂 In which case, it appears that the stripe wall will become the feature wall instead.

We looked up a couple of DIY websites to get ideas and techniques on how best to pAint stripes instead of use wall paper.

Here’s a few useful ones….
http://www.ehow.com/how_4842584_paint-room-stripes.html

http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/striping-paint-technique/index.html

Would you like to see what we have done so far??

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– taping the wall with masking tape to make sure that no paint will bleed thru and make an uneven line.

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– and that’s putting on the color u wan over the portion where the color shd show. Be extra careful not to paint out of the masking tape. 🙂

Yay! Here’s how it looks like after the first coat of heather beige paint.

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We ran out of paint! Lol.. So jono’s gone to get more, and it leaves me with some time to blog this post.

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Great! He’s back with the new can of paint plus dinner!! We’ll finish off the second coat, leave the stripes to dry for 24 hrs then we’ll peel off the tape to see if the stripes are alrite. But I suppose any mistakes will be too late to be repaired!

Will update on the outcome of the stripes!!

Cheerios!

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