Hoping all Mom's had a fabulous Mother's Day last Sunday. I certainly fact the entire weekend was a smashing success. I spent Saturday and Sunday at M&J's painting. The 13" stripes in Bean's nursery went up without a hitch.  When colour blocking, the majority of the time and effort is spent in the prep, and if you take your time using a level and marking carefully, it is well worth the extra effort. This is a two person job and Jordan was an excellent 'co-striper'. 

We used a laser level to mark the stripe and Shurtape to tape the stripe. I highly HIGHLY recommend using Shurtape.

The light stripe is the original colour of the room, the darker stripe is Benjamin Moore boulevard CC-394 shown on bottom right. The painting process went super fast as Mommy, Daddy and I participated with rolling the stripes in place. 
(stripes shown in photos are NOT this mauve)

The paint colour was chosen to coordinate with the crib and dresser from Fab Baby Gear.
(sorry for poor quality of colour in these photos, but trust looks wonderful)

On Sunday, while Michelle and Jordan gave the stripes a second coat of paint, I went to work stencilling their kitchen backsplash. I chose Benjamin Moore rocky road CC-470. This stencilling job was a much easier task than stencilling the bathroom  two weeks before.
Sunday evening, we enjoyed a glass of Proseco, then a wonderful Mother's Day meal at a Japanese restaurant.

More to come on Bean's nursery as the weeks roll fact only 14.5 weeks to go before he makes his expected grand entrance.