1. Get the 'OK' from parents (if you're a kid/teen)-Tell them it's just paint and it can be painted over if necessary.
2. Decide and Plan on the colors you want your stripes and walls
3. Know your budget and talk about it with your parents
4. I would reconmend buying a gallon of each color you are planning to use (to start with). This depends on the color of your room now, if you want to use that color then you just have to buy paint for the stripes, black usually goes well with anything. If your current color is not what you want, you will need to buy a gallon or two of white paint depending on how big your room is and put a couple layers of white on before painting it the color you want.
-I painted 2 of my walls pink with black zebra stripes and the other 2 walls and ceiling white.
5. Once you've decided if you are keeping your
current color or if you already painted a new color and it has dried completely, use a black colored pencil (#2 pencils can be hard to see) to draw out the stripes, look up pictures on google or how I did mine to get some ideas on how you want to paint your stripes. I did a combination of small and big stripes. This work is very tedious and can take a long time to do, but it's definitely worth it. After you have all your stripes drawn out, you can now start to paint them, depending on the size, you might need a variety of brushes. You might need a second coat on the stripes even if they're black. Let them dry completely before moving any furniture back.
6. Paint small detailed black stripes on outlet covers and light switches
7. Now comes the fun part! It's time to accessorize. Lately, there has been a lot of " zebra stuff " in stores. Check Wal-Mart, Big Lots, Dollar Tree, Goodwill, and any other store you like.
-We found a silky zebra comforter set, which is very nice to sleep on :-)
-Zebra plush blankets and throws
-curtains (We used a pink fuzzy and silk curtain for my door)
-Zebra material (My mom used to make curtains for my windows)
-Frames (My grandma blew up pictures of zebras and put them in frames to place around the room)
-We found a pink and black zebra pocket hanging thing for the back of the door or wall, so you can put your shoes, perfumes, etc in there.
-Hamper that matches your room
-Small zebra garbage can, or you can just buy a black one and paint stripes on like we did.
-Small canvas boards-I used these to design zebra stripes on and place on my nightstand
-You can usually find something there, I found a small zebra stuffed animal for my bed