Now that I have moved to new place, I wanted to jazz up my room as much as I can. So I painted one side of my bedroom walls blue. Then I proceeded to do the same for my computer room. But wait, I thought, why can’t I do something more interesting? So in addition to painting the wall blue, I had one my favorite quotes on it, in large letters.
The quote of choice: ‘Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress” by Gandhi.
I started by drawing a straight line across the wall, from door to door. I arranged several chairs in a straight line so I could easily walk from end to end.
Having the line exactly parallel to the ceiling was a bit tricky; I only have a small triangular ruler.
Then I printed the outlined letters on regular paper, which I then cut into shape.
Next, I pasted the letters on the wall with cheap glue, the spacing of which is done as precisely as I can.
The painting begins! I covered the sides and edges with cellophane tape so the adjacent walls and ceiling are kept from the blue paint. I started with the words first: painting from the inside out.
Then I proceeded with the rest of the wall, starting with the left corner.
Finished! I then began removing the paper.
This is actually quite tricky, as I used too much glue on some of the letters. I had scrape off the paper from the wall with a paper blade. The pencil marks had to be erased, too.
The finished product. Looks alright, as long as you don’t look too close.
On a side note, I spraypainted my computer black. If you look closely, you’ll notice that I didn’t do a good job. But it still looks black and shiny (read: awesome) from where I sit.