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Scallop {How to}

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I promised to share with you all how I painted my daughter’s scalloped wall… so without further ado… here’s the details on how to do this cute paint detail.



long level or yard stick

paper plate






I decided to make my initial measurement at 8 inches from the ceiling.  I decided on this height based on the doorframe and closet frame in her bedroom.   I wanted to see most of the scallop detail!

I took a ruler and measured 8 inch marks around the room, about 3 feet apart.

Then I took my long level and connected the lines to make a continual line around the room at 8 inches from the ceiling.

To create the scallop I took a cheap paper plate and folded it in half.


I took the flat edge of the folded paper plate and placed it along the line.  I started at one of the corners of the room and worked my ways around, tracing around the curved base of the plate to create the cute scallop.

Here you can see how I handled the corners of the room.  The beauty of the paper plate… it bends!

Then I took my Checkerberry pink paint by Glidden and my Purdy 1 1/2 XL brush (I LOVE this brush) to cut in.

Here’s a pic of what this brush looks like…

Purdy 1-1/2" XL-Glide Paint Brush

I bought mine when we moved here almost  3 years ago.  I’ve used it to cut in all the painting I’ve done in this house… great around the ceilings, baseboards, kitchen cabinets… you name it!

Then I used this cute thin roller (love this one too) to fill it all in.

Here she is all pink before I added the little green dot.

This is where I used the nifty Q-tip to make the cute little dot that really completes this project…

The green paint in her room is called Celery Sprig by Behr.

I spread this project over a few days, but in total it took probably around 2 hours.

2 hours = HUGE transformation… LOVE it!

If you missed all the other pics of her pink scalloping you can check them out HERE.


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  1. SO ADORABLE!! Thanks for such a great tutorial (you're so brave!) and for linking up to Style Feature Saturday! Awesome! -shaunna 🙂

  2. I love your scallops!!!!

    They are soooo precious!!!
    Great job!!!

    I just discovered your blog and I am sooo glad that I did!!!

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