Typically John will do the work himself or have family/friends help. This time we needed to fix up a bedroom for the boys in the basement. We had the four older boys sharing a bedroom upstairs which was getting a bit tight but then Zippy came along and he needed a place to sleep too. As it turned out he shared our room for the first year which wasn't really in my plans but you do what you have to do. Then John decided to hire someone to do the work for which I was so thankful. All we needed to do was paint.
This room is huge and is actually the bedroom that John grew up in. After we moved in my Mom and I painted it and it was a nice guest room for when John's parents and others came to visit. You can see the lovely purple sponged look and pansy stencil. Ahh, the 90's...wonderful years. Ha ha! Funny how styles change.
Over the years I had other plans for a craft room and we divided the room but that never did materialize and who has time for crafts. :)
I had this color scheme in my head for a long time. It was a bit time intensive, although since it was something I enjoy doing, it wasn't bad. If you ever want to paint stripes I recommend using the pricier green painters tape that prevents leaking. I did not and thought I could save a few dollars but ended up with jagged lines that I ended up touching up with a fine tip paint brush. That was putzy!