So to be ready in time for September, I chose a challenge - stripes! This is not for the faint of heart. It takes time, patience, and (gasp) math! I spent one night measuring the wall, trying different equations, until finally I just went for it. The outcome, a more colorful - INSPIRING - room. Just a plain yellow wall didn't do anything for me. (This used to be a nursery.)
Two coats of very light lavendar to start.
A bit of math, a level and a lot of painters tape to mark my lines.
Another lavendar color two shades darker.
And voila! I suggest making this a two day project to enjoy the process! I plan on trying a gray tone to replace the yellow, but that's for another day with more energy. Stay tuned!