12 answers

Decoration Help - Painting!

I am currently working on fixing up my kids rooms and I wanted to do something fun and different in my toddlers room. she loves the colour blue but I need to keep the room somewhat neutral because after all is said and done she may decide that she wants to stay in the room she is currently in and therefore I would end up using the room I am working for her for her newborn sister. So I was thinking of painting the room I soft and calm blue but adding some purple and silver. I want to paint some circles on the walls but how the heck do you do that with clean lines? Sqaures are easy but a circle? How is this done?

Thanks in advance

What can I do next?

Featured Answers

Large or small circles? If "small" you can make templates with bowls, cans, glasses, etc.

There are stencils you can buy for larger/fancy decorative circles.

Google "painting circles on a wall" and you' see all kinds of techniques.

3 moms found this helpful

More Answers

Large or small circles? If "small" you can make templates with bowls, cans, glasses, etc.

There are stencils you can buy for larger/fancy decorative circles.

Google "painting circles on a wall" and you' see all kinds of techniques.

3 moms found this helpful

The beauty of paint is you can paint over it. My kids change their wall color every year.

So far as circles go you need a stencil and you can't just paint with a roller because it will run under the stencil. I would suggest sponging on the paint.

2 moms found this helpful

what about robbins egg blue- still can work for a girl and you can add pink accents if it ends up the baby room. For circles you need stencil templates and a dry brush technique so paint does not drip into the template. Basically you make sure there is no execs paint on the brush and dab the paint around the template instead of brushing (working with it as if it were dry power instead of wet paint).

2 moms found this helpful

I have always believed that kids should have their rooms painted the colors they want. It may be the only time in their lives they get just what they want. They get a nice memory of having the room of heir dreams to grow up in. It's only paint. You will need to paint again in a few years anyway.

My daughter wanted her room painted bright pink with silver stars and 10 years later it's still pink with silver stars. She moved out almost 6 yrs ago. Her younger brother and I helped her paint the room pink walls and a dark blue ceiling with silver stars all over the place. I am planning to paint the room soon and will need to use Kills as a primer to cover the silver so it doesn't bleed through.

She painted the stars, it took her almost a week to get it done. She used a stencil and a small brush.

2 moms found this helpful

You might think about finding wall decals to add something fun to the walls... then you don't have to worry about painting and they can be changed easily for the baby's room :)

1 mom found this helpful

I'd do a light pewter blue (greyish blue). I'd get wall decals to decorate the walls and fun curtains. Later if you want the room to look more grown up you can use brown or white curtains.

1 mom found this helpful

My daughters' room at our old house was blue. I found super cute floral bedding that was blue, pink, and red. Cute colors together! Circles would be hard, you could probably use a large bubble wand or something else circular with a hole in the middle. Stripes are easier, just uses tape. I saw a chevron wall pattern using tape on Pinterest too!

You can try finding a protractor for the circles. I'm sure they have jumbo protractors as well as normal ones for many different size circles. You could also trace around buckets, different size pvc pipe, or different size pots and pans. Is that what you meant by clean lines? If not, below are some great ideas on how to actually paint cleanly without bleeding into the circles!

1 / 3
Required Fields

Our records show that we already have a Mamapedia or Mamasource account created for you under the email address you entered.

Please enter your Mamapedia or Mamasource password to continue signing in.

Required Fields

, you’re almost done...

Since this is the first time you are logging in to Mamapedia with Facebook Connect, please provide the following information so you can participate in the Mamapedia community.

As a member, you’ll receive optional email newsletters and community updates sent to you from Mamapedia, and your email address will never be shared with third parties.

By clicking "Continue to Mamapedia", I agree to the Mamapedia Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.