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Happy Monday Funday Jaderbugs! I know. You are probably wondering how is it even possible to be so excited at the beginning of each blog post. Is it real? Am I REALLY that excited to write this post for you. YES! There are a few things in life that actually make me instantly smile, this is one!

I could not wait to post this today because I have been talking about doing this for so long now! I’ve tweeted about it, researched it and it’s finally going down.

I know we all see these amazing pictures on pinterest of the “perfect” stripes and the “perfect” decorations. Shoot’s I have even overheard people talking about doing this but they want to wait until they have all the right furniture and decorations to go with this look. My question to you is…


Enjoy your black and white stripes now! After all, you might “think” your walls are not ready for it but I am sure they are screaming inside for them. After hearing my walls scream for a few months I figured it was finally their moment to shine.

You will need :
 Painter's tape
 Laser Level
 Painting Brush
 Lot's of Love

See how bare our walls are! In case you are wondering about that picture over our bed. Yes. It’s a picture of ME! A really big one. I wish you could see it up close because I drew it with pastels, laminated it, built the wood background, painted a little bit on the wood, wrote a little bit on it and then coated it with RESIN. Did I mention Ashy helped with the building the wood background? Let’s just say she did that part.

Amazing right.

Plus, Ashy insisted on putting it over the bed. She said it looked beautiful, how sweet. I can’t lie it is weird looking at myself over the bed. Now that I am thinking of it, I have a few self portraits in our room. (haha)

Ashy started by using this laser level to draw the lines onto the walls.
Bestie’s mom got her this and she is in love with it. So far my best piece of advice is to get one of these. Especially if you want strait lines. I don’t think they are expensive.
The cool thing is you can see if it’s level and it suctions onto the wall so you can actually draw or tape up the line (incase you are doing alone).  I’m not one for power tools but HELLOOO suction cup baby!

Now, this is the tricky part. The tape. You want to measure the wall you are painting from top to bottom. K. Then you can start playing around with numbers. You will divide the width of the stripes by the total length of the wall. The number you get when you do this will be the amount of stripes you will have on that wall.  Remember, your stripes might be smaller or bigger than mine. It just depends on how many stripes you want. If you want a lot of stripes then the width of them will be very small. I like chunky ones, they make me smile…

 For example my wall was 105″. My stripes were 10.5″. So I divided that and it gave me the number 10. This is including the white and black stripes. It’s actually pretty easy once you start playing with the numbers!

Oh and when you first put your tape up, it will look visually cray cray to to you! Your gonna be like. whoa!
Which one is which? Where do I paint? I’m confused! These are not right! If you see the picture above with the arrows pointing to the tape, this is what I mean. I just looks smaller but the width is from the edges I put the arrow on. Got it?

If you need help or have questions just email me and I can help ya, jade@jaderbomb.com.

You know I am using Martha Stewart paint. This line is discontinued but I still have some that they sent me! What can I say. It’s a product I trust.
Don’t you just love the name of this color. Francesca.
That’s one of her dog’s incase you didn’t know. Check our Francesca’s blog here.

 I took this picture just so you can get a visual of what it will look like when you peel the tape off. If you have some paint that sneaks out under the tape just touch it up when it’s dry.   Are you in love yet!

If you are like me then you will get super excited at some point. I did this boo boo. I was so excited to see the end result I just started painting. Thanks ADD for doing this! HAHA

 I want to put “STRIPES” on every wall now! I told Ashy this and she just looked at me. But she did say it came out good and she loved it. Just think about it. You don’t need dark stripes all of the time.

Dark grey wall+Shade lighter gray stripes
Pretty pink wall+lighter pink stripes

You getting my drift Jaderbugs! I really look’s classy… If you do this project please post pictures on my Facebook wall so I can check it out! You never know! I might just feature ya on the Jaderbomb blog.

Before I sign out I wanted to quickly share with you this amazing book coming out August 21, 2010. I will be doing a review this week on it so stay tuned! You know who’s book this is right…


He is s judge on Craft Wars!  You have to check out his website because it’s AMAZING!

See ya in the next post!

DIY: Pretty in Pink-Vanity Makeover

Knock Knock. Who’s there? Jaderbomb. Jaderbomb who? Jaderbomb .commmmm

Haha, can you tell I am having issues today! That is probably because I have been MIA for a little while. I am totally not used to this “not posting everyday thing”. When did “life”, ya know “the real life” take over so much? Oh I know, it’s always been there but NOW it’s just way more advanced. It’s like I am living in HONORS life. (teehehe)

I could not wait to share this with you. I hesitated because it did not come out like the vision in my head, however I am falling in love with it as each day passes. It’s kind of like a stray dog you take in. In the beginning you like it but once you get to know it you FALL IN LOVE. This PINK vanity is creeping very slowly into my FULL heart. Ashy said it looked like a pepto bismol vanity but she thought it was beautiful. (Oh and she said it could be purple and she would not care, as long as it makes me happy). Insert BIG smile! Plus it has a {{{ sex in the city shabby chic }}} feel to it.

In my head I had this vision of a soft distressed pink vanity but once I started painting it I figured I would leave it BOLD and BEAUTIFUL. So put on some shades and come into my pink world Jaderbugs!

This is the wonderful Pepto Pink I was telling you about. Just for the record Martha Stewart had AMAZING colors and you can check them out at Home Depot (click link to check them out)! They are so smooth. Since I was a little girl I loved PINK and figured I would go ALL OUT with this pink! Ya know, take a chance and do the complete opposite than what your head is telling you to do. It’s the greatest feeling ever!

This is what the vanity looked like before. Boring and Blah. A friend of mine gave me this and I fell in love since the first day. I saw so much potential in it. Ya know Jaderbugs, the good thing with wood is you can ALWAYS change it up. So when I get tired of PINK I will do something new!

If you are painting a piece of furniture you want to lightly sand it to take off that top coat of paint or polyurethane. Sanding it will roughen up the wood and allow your new paint to stick easier.

I told ya! It is PINK!

SEE! I told ya it was pink. I personally love mixing gold and silver but if you don’t like that you can add whatever dressings to your vanity. I have a little fur to soften it up and I thought one of my watches looked great as deco! There is a little gold basket on it which I will be posting about that later on today. Whatduhyuh think! I thought about sanding it all over to make it look all used up and bring out the “vintage” in it. Maybe when I get tired of it I will do that! Don’t worry, I will surely post changes to this sucka if they happen.

 See, Pepto Pink is totally in!!! Check out JENNI KAYNE and REFINERY 29!!!

I have some fun crafts in my studio just beggin for me to take pictures of them and put them up for you, if only they could do them! That would be GREAT! Here is a song that will make you feel as beautiful as this pink vanity makes me feel:

Thinking I will never look at Pepto Bismol the same again,