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    I'll finally get the keys to my new apartment tomorrow and I'll want to paint the walls, cause I really dislike white walls. I have all the colors already but now I'm trying to think of ideas on how to paint. Like stripes, or quarters or things like that

    Does anyone have pictures or maybe sites with ideas to share? Something you tried in your home? (and I hope this makes sense...)
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    Not to ask a stupid question - but have you clarified with the apartment manager/landlord/etc that painting is okay? Some places don't mind, as long as you paint it back when you vacate, but other places prohibit painting regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZivaD View Post
    Not to ask a stupid question - but have you clarified with the apartment manager/landlord/etc that painting is okay? Some places don't mind, as long as you paint it back when you vacate, but other places prohibit painting regardless.
    Yep, I'm fine. All I have to do is paint it white again when I move out.
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    well, first I hope you got light colors, because dark colors are super hard to paint over to get them white, even with multiple coats of primer and paint...

    I just painted each of my son's rooms.

    In one room, he has a chair rail, so I painted the bottom half one color (blue his favorite) and the upper half I did two walls one color, and the other two walls another color .. so 3 colors total.

    With the other room, I 'made' a top and bottom half by using painters tape. Top half I painted one solid color. The bottom half, using painters tape I made two walls with vertical stripes, more like vertical rectangles... basically I alternated two different colors but the 'stripes' weren't even spaced, so I had some wide rectangles, some skinny ones, etc. On one of the walls I did diagnoal lines of varying sizes and on the 4th wall, I did a combo of vertical and horizontal with the horizontals coming in from two different ways, one half going down left to right, other half going down right to left, they met at a point in the middle at the base board underneath a socket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishAFSpouse View Post
    well, first I hope you got light colors, because dark colors are super hard to paint over to get them white, even with multiple coats of primer and paint...

    I just painted each of my son's rooms.

    In one room, he has a chair rail, so I painted the bottom half one color (blue his favorite) and the upper half I did two walls one color, and the other two walls another color .. so 3 colors total.

    With the other room, I 'made' a top and bottom half by using painters tape. Top half I painted one solid color. The bottom half, using painters tape I made two walls with vertical stripes, more like vertical rectangles... basically I alternated two different colors but the 'stripes' weren't even spaced, so I had some wide rectangles, some skinny ones, etc. On one of the walls I did diagnoal lines of varying sizes and on the 4th wall, I did a combo of vertical and horizontal with the horizontals coming in from two different ways, one half going down left to right, other half going down right to left, they met at a point in the middle at the base board underneath a socket.
    Plus light colors help to open up areas and make smaller, darker rooms look bigger and brighter
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    I think you should do something like this with the red as the stripe and the brown as the main color

    Calming green master bedroom - contemporary - bedroom - portland - by Ragan Corliss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loved&Loving View Post
    I think you should do something like this with the red as the stripe and the brown as the main color

    Calming green master bedroom - contemporary - bedroom - portland - by Ragan Corliss
    Ohhhh, this looks great! I might have to try that. The red and brown are for different rooms though
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    And I also think you should do one wall as chalkboard paint so you and your friends can have fun drawing on it and keep changing it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loved&Loving View Post
    Aww, man, I totally wanted to do the second one... The first one looks awesome, but I think I might not have the skills to pull that off perfectly.
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