A Reader's Take on Unconventional Paint

A Reader's Take on Unconventional Paint

Jess Watson
Apr 6, 2010

Yesterday while I was hanging out in the Apartment Therapy SF Flickr Pool, I stumbled across a photo of this lovely bedroom which is reminiscent of Maxwell's post on adding style with non-traditional painting. This time around the painting technique was used on only one wall and stopped about a foot short of the ceiling producing a different effect.

The painting technique employed by Apartment Therapy reader Kelly Shira matches the aesthetic of her bedroom quite well. The space is casual, comfortable and homey with her delightful bedding and smart clothesline like display of artwork above the bed. The scalloped edge adds some unexpected whimsy to the bedroom.

According to Kelly, she decided on the scalloped edges because the bedroom walls curve into the ceiling and she knew it would be difficult to paint a straight line, even with the aid of painter's tape. Using Skipper by Behr, Kelly free-handed the scalloped edges with a larger brush and then went back with a tiny brush to clean up the edges. She is extremely happy with how it turned out and I see why!

Thanks for sharing, Kelly!

(Image credit: Kelly Shira)

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