Wednesday, January 19, 2011

U-Stripe It * Review*



OK I really hate to sound like a broken record but as most of you that have been following me know, we bought are home a little over a year ago now and have been making improvements one step at a time. Now I have to admit I'm not handy, I'm not a painter, crafty, artsy, etc...I do like to decorate though if that counts...lol
With four kids and a more then full time job it doesn't leave a lot of time for my husband to complete these projects. It took almost two months after we bought the paint for the house, for him to complete the living room, den and dining areas. So I tried to be a help and paint the bedrooms.. I didn't do bad, I didn't do great, but they are livable. I really wanted to do something creative in my daughters room. I wanted her room pink and purple and even bought both colors. Last minute I chickened out and went with all pink and some decals because I just new I  would mess something up!

Well last week I was introduced to this pretty cool tool called U-Stripe It.
U-Stripe it is a new painting tool, invented by the companies CEO Phil Menendez's father. ( Have to add Phil has been a pleasure to work with)
This tool allows the DIY/Moms to paint stripes and/or other designs on their walls without using math, pencil marks, plum lines, chalk lines and/or laser/construction levels. All you need when using this tool is the U-Stripe It & Design Tool and delicate painters tape. Using this tool also cuts your time in half.

I say Phil Menendez was great to work with because with his words of encouragement  and his Father's wonderful Mom friendly tool, I was able to bust out the purple paint that has been sitting in my garage...and get CREATIVE!
Now don't get me wrong I didn't start off by trying something crazy. I went with simple vertical stripes. Also I should mention when I say I started off simple, I mean that. I did only three at first as a "test" run because I was still sure I would mess up something. And figure painting over half a wall would be easier then the whole room.

I was impressed with how quick and easy it was for me and my "three stripes" worked out perfect and gave me the courage to continue. The tool was simple to use. Just set it to the line/stripe width you want to create, tighten the wing nuts so it stays in position, position on the wall, check the attached level and place your paint tape along the edge.

My wonderful daughter pulled apart my adhesive tape so to make it a little easy I put push pins in the holes to hold the tool in place. This also gave me  a marked to move it down to the next spot on the wall.

Here are my before and afters..It's not yet complete but I think for me I did a great job. I can't wait to finish the rest. And best of all my daughter loves it!





Buy It: You can purchase U- Strip It Tool on sale for 34.99 from http://www.ustripeit.com/

11 comments:

tsue1136 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh,my! Does that look handy!
As a relatively new-home owner with still so much renovating to do (how can there still be so much to do?!)
U-Stripe-It looks like it's right up my alley!

Thanks for the intro!

Judy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice job. I'm following you from the blog hop. I'd love for you to follow me back at www.diyydesign.blogspot.com

Jennifer V. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oooh, that could be very useful! I have always wanted to be a little more creative with paint, but definitely do not have the steadiest hand! Awesome!

Mom vs. the boys said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh yeah that's really cool! I would totally use that

demmi said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

what a neat product

Emy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Every homeowner should have this!

Annie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is a very handy little tool! We are adding 3 more rooms onto our house in the next year or so and will be keeping the U Stripe it in mind. Thanks for the great review - and I love the colors pink & purple you did!

Katie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the heads up on this - It looks so easy to use!

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Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! That looks great!

Carolyn Colley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really like it, great job.

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