Surprise! Closet Renovation, Part 4

I declared that I would have my closet finished by the end of this weekend so I could get all my clothes back in here and clear out room to finish the Style Cure in our bedroom. Well. I didn’t start painting until 7:00pm Sunday night. >.< And…I ran into a few complications.


I had never gotten around to peeling all the paint off my stencil. It took TWO episodes of Criminal Minds to get all this peeled off!!

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I have to say…picking paint off of a stencil is VERY satisfying. But it’s impossible to get it all off.


And then…I’m short:

Surprise! Closet Renovation, Part 4 | The Wilson BuzzI couldn’t reach the very corners of the ceiling to tape them off. Side note – can you see the difference lighting makes?? This paint looks super blue in the living room, where I was peeling it off the stencil, and more green in my closet.


Oh, and…I have to freaking wait on PAINT TO DRY:

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We got semi-gloss white paint (I think – there’s paint over the label now) so it’s super slick. It takes at least 3 coats of the emerald to cover it, and it has to be completely dry before you do another coat, or it just slips around. It’s total madness, I tell you. MADNESS.


But I did get at least one small section finished, so you can see what it’s going to look like when it’s all done:

Surprise! Closet Renovation, Part 4 | The Wilson BuzzI don’t think that looks weird, does it? Ugh, #CripplingSelfDoubt


Anyway, I got the stencil on the left side, and finished the back side. So I just need to put stencil on the right side and finish the stripes.  PICTURES:

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I got the right side taped off, at least. Oh, and yeah – so maybe I haven’t finished painting white on the front wall. DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. I’ll get it finished eventually. 8P I’m not sure what happened to that middle tree in the stencil. I kind of stopped caring about lining things up perfectly. 8} Is it confusing that the left side is the right picture and the right side is the left picture? I’m not changing it, I’m just curious.


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2 thoughts on “Surprise! Closet Renovation, Part 4

    • Thank you! I’m so ready to be done, and get all my clothes put back where they belong. I haven’t finished a single renovation project in this house yet. And we’ve started three… I have plans for every room in the house. #NeverFinished

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