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Here’s how to get your bedroom out of an awkward phase

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So you think you can paint? Think again. No one is immune to making mistakes when tackling a painting job for their home. Find out how to fix your painting mistakes, or, better yet, prevent them from the very start.

The Fail

“I was hoping for fun-whimsical” said Alex of her pink and yellow pastel stripped walls, “but I got circus-horrible.” Though she wanted to keep the stripes, it was time for a color revamp that would go better with the rest of the house. Paint expert Misty Yeomans, called in by host Ilana Becker, had a few ideas to make the room look a little more grown up.

The Fix

By prepping properly — sanding along the uneven “lip” in between stripes on the wall and using chalk to mark lines rather than pencil — the team got to work with Glidden Diamond Interior Paint + Primer to save some painting energy. Yeomans suggested gray and white stripes to soften the overall look, and the result was a mature space that retained personality.

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