Last October around B’s first birthday, my wonderful parents-in-law dove right in to help me bring this dream to realization. I will never forget this project and how much their help meant to me!
Here’s generally how we did it…
- I used Sketchup to plan out the pattern and make a grid. It will show the dimensions needed. for each grid mark. (To download Google Sketchup for FREE, click here.)
- We used a laser level to put pencil dots at all the grid intersection points (the vertices of the zig zags). I’ve seen people do this by drawing the entire grid on the wall or using chalk line, but it seemed like a lot of work to get the pencil/chalk line off afterward, so we opted for this route.
- Next, we connected the dots with tape, making sure to put the tape above or below the dot as needed. This depends on which side of the tape you will be painting.
- Painting with a small roller for middle areas and edge brush at the edges.
- When painting was complete, we pulled the tape before it completely dried.
- Touched up paint as needed.
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