I have this image in my head that after the baby is born I’m going to reach mommy mass capacity & not have time or presence of mind to do anything besides feed mouths & clean poop. That said, I have a constant need to get everything fun or extracurricular done ASAP. Priority #1 (besides the Tutu Drive of course) is Chum Chum’s nursery.
The walls are painted but I have this vision of sweet white polka dots all over the bottom half of the wall. (below the chairrail) I’m still trying to keep the gender of the baby a surprise (you hate me for it, I know) but I don’t think light blue & white will give too much away. (;
The method for making perfectly spaced polka dot walls isn’t necessarily complicated but it is time consuming. I used “garage sale” dot stickers to mark where my polka dots would be. By using stickers I could adjust them & not make a single mark on the wall until the whole thing looked absolutely perfect. Using a level I placed my stickers 6″ apart in horizontal lines. The next line down was 6″ below the first & as I kept adding lines the pattern became one dot every 6″ in both horizontal & vertical directions. Pictures would probably do a much more adequate job of explaining this…When you get done with all your 6″ marks you’re going to want to go back & place a sticker every 3″ down & 3″ in, then those should be 6″ apart from eachother as well. Like below…
Once I had the entire wall marked I decided to go back & use my level to make sure all the rows were evenly placed both vertically & horizontally. Yes, this took about an extra 20 minutes but if the dots were off a bit it would’ve driven me crazy every time I went in the room. I know my weaknesses people, crooked lines are definitely one of them.
After I felt good about my dot placement I started going back & as I peeled off the dot I carefully pressed a round sponge stamp with white acrylic paint in it’s place. (I just happened to find a 1″ wide round stamp at the craft store but I was also thinking that one of those envelope sealer bottles would be perfect for this, you could even fill it with paint & just squeeze a little out! Makes sense in theory at least…)
And here’s a little peak of the finished product, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! One wall down, 3 to go!