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Master bedroom Makeover

Cara Newhart

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Cara Newhart is a color & prints obsessed DIY queen who is helping women create a beautifully lived-in life through home design advice and chic DIY tutorials on her blog, Never Skip Brunch and as the host of the home design podcast, Make Space with Cara Newhart. Her goal is to help women dive deeper than pin-worthy rooms and beat the "boys club" culture of home improvement to empower women to design homes they love on their terms.Cara has been featured in Apartment Therapy, House Beautiful, PEOPLE StyleWatch, House One, Denver Style Magazine, and more. She’s collaborated with brands like The Home Depot, Amazon, Twitter, Krazy Glue, and others.

Design Planning

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Room Prep

Product Action Photo 3 — Trim Caulking
In Process Photo — Painted Grasscloth Wallpaper
Lifestyle Photo 1
In Process Photo — Moss Wall Decor Planning
In Process Photo
In Process Photo — Dropcloth As Moss Wall Art
Product Action Photo — Drop Cloth Wall Art
Room In Process Photo Drop Cloth Moss Wall Art

Final Transformation

1 After
2 After
3 After

Redesign Videos

Tutorial

Here are the quick and easy tutorials so you can recreate some of the amazing focal points of this space in your own room.

PERFECT TRIM CAULK LINES

Materials:

  • FrogTape® Delicate Surface Painter's Tape
  • Paintable Trim Caulk + Caulk Gun

How-to:

  • Install wall trim with a brad nailer (+ liquid nails optional)
  • Tape around the trim with FrogTape® Delicate Surface Painter's Tape leaving a very small gap on the wall at the edge of the trim
  • Apply a thin bead of caulk and smooth it gently by running your finger along it

pro tip: dip your finger in a mixture of dish soap and water to dampen before running your finger to smooth the caulk — this will help it not stick

  • Remove the tape slowly while the caulk is still dry
  • Let caulk dry, then paint it with the wall color

DROP CLOTH PAD MOSS WALL HANGING

Materials:

  • FrogTape™ Drop Cloth Pad
  • FrogTape® Multi-Surface Painting Tape
  • Canvas (24” x 36” used here)
  • Hot Glue
  • Moss + faux plants

How-to:

  • Plan the size and shape of the wall hanging, tape it out with FrogTape® on the wall to visualize and adjust
  • Hot glue a FrogTape® drop cloth pad to the bottom of the canvas
  • Cut the bottom edge of the drop cloth pad to create an organic shape with the same measurements as you taped-off previously
  • Arrange and hot glue the moss to the canvas and drop cloth, varying the texture and adding in faux plants til you achieve the desired design

pro tip: The color and texture of the drop cloth will ensure no blank areas show through in places where your moss may be thin or a little bit see through

  • Hang it up on the wall with screws or other canvas hanging hardware

FAUX GRASSCLOTH PAINTED WALLPAPER

Materials:

  • FrogTape® Multi-Surface Painting Tape
  • FrogTape™ Drop Cloth Pads
  • Clear Primer or Glaze base
  • 2x Paint Samples in similar shades, one lighter and one darker — I used Chopsticks (SW 7575) and Beige Intenso (SW 9096)
  • Brushes: Dry Brush, paint brush, and paint rollers
  • Empty container for mixing

How-to:

  • Start with a wall painted white (mine is Snowbound - SW 7004)

VERTICAL LINES

  • Starting with the lighter color, mix 3 parts primer to 1 part paint
  • Working quickly and in small sections, cut in the edges and roll paint onto the wall in a 1 ft wide section. While the paint is still wet, drag the dry brush through it starting at the top and dragging it straight through to the bottom to create vertical lines
  • Repeat this process again, moving along the wall from one side to the other. If the dry brush gets too much paint soaked into it, you can wipe it off on a paper towel to keep it dry.
  • Let the wall fully dry, once dry move on to the horizontal lines

HORIZONTAL LINES

  • Using the darker color, mix 3 parts primer to 1 part paint
  • Working quickly and in small sections, cut in the edges and roll paint onto the wall in a 1 ft wide section. While the paint is still wet, drag a dry brush through it starting on one side and dragging it straight through to the other to create horizontal lines
  • Repeat step 4, this time moving in sections from the top of the wall to the bottom

FrogTape® Brand
Painter's Tape

FrogTape® is the only painter's tape treated with PaintBlock Technology. PaintBlock is a super-absorbent polymer which reacts with latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed.

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