3.15.2012

Ombre Wall

Are you guys digging my new blog look?? I loooooove it, so bright and fun, just like me!
I am so not talented enough to do it, but Tara from PIPDesigns is, so please stop by and check her out!

It seriously took me 4 days to finish this one project.
At least it turned out fabulous :)
We are were leaving today to go and visit some of these...


at Sea World of course, not in their natural habitat :)
I HAD to do one last long run before my half next weekend, so I painted, busted out 10 miles, and pulled down tape. 
Plus I still had to pack, but I forgot my computer battery cord :( Bummer, hopefully I get this post done before it dies because I'm dying to share my wall with y'all!


My ombre wall tutorial:

I started out buying 5 quarts of Martha Stewart paint. I was doing a pretty large wall so I didn't think the sample sizes would cover it. 

I divided my wall into 5 sections and started by painting my lightest color slightly lower than my 18 inch measurement. I did this so when you tape off the first stripe the color underneath is the same.


Wait for it to dry and tape it off with a laser level.
Then to get perfect stripes use the same color and paint on the bottom half of the tape so any bleed through will be the same color.


Repeat for each color.
This does take a while because you have to let each stripe dry before you tape it off.
Totally worth it.


Ahhhh I love me a bold wall. 


Sorry this pic is kinda dark, I was trying to get some pictures snapped while my Husband was yelling at me to hurry up and get ready so we could leave :) Men.

The colors I used were {in order} 
{Martha Stewart}
Rosewater
Lavender Verbena
Violet Aster
Grape Jelly Bean
Plum Wine


If you have any questions feel free to email me! 
I plan to do a fun gallery wall on here when I'm back in the Dallas, but the next couple days are devoted to this cutie....




30 comments:

  1. That's awesome! I was totally expecting turquoise or pink, but the purple is a great change up!

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  2. This is AWESOME! I love the new wall!!! I will definitely have to keep this in mind for Second Munchkin's room. With the right colors a boy or girl would LOVE it. ;) Hmm maybe Punkin's room too?!

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  3. how fun! i love this idea! and your blog is so perfectly you!

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  4. I love it but don't get how you got the bottom of each stripe to go lighter. It looks like it fades down on each stripe. Regardless you are great at your walls!

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  5. You go, momma!!! It looks soooooo good!!!!! And I love your new blog design! We have very similar taste! Loves it :)

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  6. Àhhhhh I love it!!!!
    One question, how the hell do you get your husband to agree to all these girly colors? ?
    My husband would NOT let me paint anything purple in this house!!

    Ombre = great on walls, NOT on brandis hair. Womp womp

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  7. Have fun at Sea World!!

    The wall looks awesome! Love it!!

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  8. Hi Megan, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  9. Looks great but I don't think I have the patience for something like that. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Oh my goodness! I absolutely love it! If I can manage to ever get hubby to agree, I want to do one just like this!

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  11. Do you whip these things up in minutes? I can't believe how much you get done, how great it looks, and how quickly you do it. You are quickly becoming a hero of mine.

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  12. You are so totally a brave soul:) great job on the wall!Enjoy:) Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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  13. The purple looks fantastic! I also love the look of your blog. Thanks for stopping by our blog earlier. :) Megan

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  14. That looks awesome!! You're so creative! I'm lovin' the new look by the way. :) Thanks for linking up at The Little Giggler!

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  15. Such an amazing accent wall!! I will be doing this in the future for sure!

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  16. how fun! love that you chose ombre, too.

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  17. I just moved and our house is SO beige, I love this idea!

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  18. Very nice! I'm thinking of doing a chevron ombre wall in my laundry room, but I still need to decide on a colour. Thanks for sharing!

    Chrystal
    www.adornonashoestring.com

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  19. How amazing is that wall!?! I just love it!

    Katie @ Little Becky Homecky

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  20. That wall is GORGEOUS!!! I love it! You did an awesome job!
    I currently have a link party going and would love for you to share this and anything else you would like!

    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/03/thursdays-temptation-link-party-10.html
    Jill

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  21. love your blog layout. too cute and love that wall. So pretty! I am having a linky party today and would love for you to link this up to my Feature friday Linky Party.

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-friday-linky-party_22.html

    Danielle Blissful and Domestic

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  22. I'm loving purple too! That's the color that we have in our bedroom too:) I can see why it took you so long to finish this. It looks like quite the project, but it definitely was worth it because it looks awsome:)

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  23. This wall is so awesome! I haven't seen a wall in ombre yet. Way to be the trend setter!!! You daughter is just too adorable!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!
    --Katie

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  24. Megan the wall is awesome! Love the colors, and your new blog layout, so you. Oh and can I say you are looking SOOOO good, you should be proud of yourself.

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  25. LOVEEEEE the wall colors!!!

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  26. You were featured at The Little Giggler today! :) http://www.thelittlegiggler.com/2012/03/love-it-and-link-it-up-2.html

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