I got the inspiration for the pattern from this blog: http://family.go.com/blog/princess_peg/painting-stripes-that-won-t-make-you-see-red--261964/. I was disappointed that she had not included dimentions for the stripes - I was left still struggling with that. So, I first planned mine making all the stripes equal to 1, 2 or 4 notebook paper lines. I divided the # of inches in my wall (140) by # of the notebook paper lines (20), so come up with stripes that were 7, 14 and 28 inches wide.
Here's Ali hard at work sanding (we had to do some spackling where there was residual glue from the original wallpaper border): Here's one of the partially completed walls:
When it's all done, Ali's room will have 1 white wall, 1 "Muted Fuschia" (pink) wall and 2 striped walls (white/pink/brown).
After an entire weekend of prepping and painting I will be so glad when we're done! Ali is SO excited about her new room, though, so it's all been worth it. She is certain that she is going to have the BEST bedroom!