Since I had moved from a one bedroom apartment to a 3 bedroom house with a loft, I had a significant amount of empty space and needed to find a purpose for each room.
The room of the day has mirrored doors, perfect for selfies and what else but an exercise room?! Because of course, if I have an exercise room that means I will actually exercise. Right?
Uhm. No. Ok. So the exercising didn’t really happen much upstairs. It got way too hot and was better downstairs in the family room. Although, who am I kidding?! The exercising has only happened a couple of times anyways.
The room did serve as a great kids room for future roommates though since it had some fun colors.
Onto the painting…I’ve seen this design prepped many ways including making diagonal tape lines across the whole wall. To save tape and be sure my diamonds were touching instead of having any space between them, I decided to go another route.
Step 1: Paint the Trim and Base Color
I chose to use white as the base color for my wall so the diamonds would not make the room look too dark. Because of this, I was able to paint the trim and walls all at once without having to do any extra taping. I again used my favorite America’s Finest paints tinted to Aspen White.
Step 2: Mark Your Dots
Before marking my dots on the wall, I measured the wall and drew an outline on a piece of paper. I then divided to figure out how many diamonds I would need if I wanted 3 rows and I wanted the length to be double the width of the diamond. Once the diagram was complete, I put the dots on the wall, one dot for every corner of the diamonds.
Step 3: Apply the Tape
I used blue painter’s tape to outline the dots, making sure to put the tape on the outside of the diamond.
Step 4: Painting the First Set
Step 5: Taping for the Second Color
Step 6: Painting the Second Set
Step 7: Diamond Accent
I also added a diamond accent to the wall across from the wall I’d been painting to tie the colors across to the other side of the room.
Step 8: Finishing Touches
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