Being stuck in your house and working from home was the perfect motivation to spruce up my office. I’d had put in some gorgeous Dalmatian print wallpaper in my old office and missed having a room that makes me smile every time you walk in, so I wanted to do something fun!

Pinterest is always a great place to find inspiration, and I found this great blog post by My Style Vita. It was a great resource for everything, so definitely check it out!

Luckily, our local paint store, Johnson Paint, does curbside pickup, and I was able to have the paint and brushes ready 10 minutes after I ordered it! I googled fun pink shades in Benjamin Moore and decided on Deep Carnation. (DIY projects during quarantine don’t make it that easy to try out different samples, so we skipped that all together!)

SUPPLIES: + PREP

1 INCH ANGLE SASH BRUSH – $5.00

1 QUART OF INTERIOR PAINT WITH EGGSHELL FINISH – $20.99

2-3 FOAM BRUSHES (1 INCH) – $2.00

For prep: just wash the wall. Luckily my office was painted a neutral gray when we first moved in, so I didn’t need to prime it. Throw down some newspaper if you need to. I did not use blue tape, for the ceiling or molding, because I am a bad ass and live on the edge.

TIME TO PAINT!

I ADORE LILLY PULITZER, SO WANTED TO DO A FUN LINE PATTERN WITH A TWIST. IT ENDED UP LOOKING LIKE AN ANIMAL PRINT, WHICH WAS A SURPRISE BONUS!

START WITH SMALL AND MEDIUM STROKES. I ALTERNATED WITH THE FOAM BRUSH AND THE SASH BRUSH, BUT FOUND MYSELF USING THE 1 INCH SASH BRUSH FOR ABOUT 75% OF THE WALL. IN THE BEGINNING YOU WILL THINK YOU’VE MADE A HUGE MISTAKE AND WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO PAINT LINES ON YOUR WALL, BUT AS YOU KEEP GOING, YOU’LL SEE THAT ALL THE DIFFERENT AND FUN LINES START TO MAKE ITS OWN FAB PATTERN. DEFINITELY PRACTICE ON PAPER FIRST IF YOU ARE NERVOUS. I GIVE THIS A 97% FAIL PROOF RATING!!

MY 9 YEAR OLD, CHLOE, EVEN HELPED ME OUT! SHE DID A GREAT JOB AND STILL THINKS SHE CAN PICK OUT WHICH
10 LINES SHE DREW OUT OF THE 1,000+ ONES ON THIS WALL.

I SPREAD THIS PROJECT OUT A COUPLE OF DAYS, SINCE THERE ARE 2 KIDS IN OUR HOUSE WHO ARE NOW BEING HOMESCHOOLED! (THAT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT BLOG POST LOL) WE CALLED THIS PROJECT ART CLASS!

IN TRUE LILLY PULITZER SPIRIT, I HAD TO SNEAK IN A FUN SIP & SCRIPT SHOUTOUT ON THE WALL.

TIPS: START AT THE TOP OF THE WALL, AND WORK YOUR WAY ALONG THE EDGES AND THEN FINISH IN THE MIDDLE PART. DON’T STRESS IF SOME OF THE BRUSH STROKES CONNECT, YOU WILL HARDLY NOTICE IT IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS!

I AM SO HAPPY WITH HOW THIS PROJECT CAME OUT! I NOW WANT TO MOVE MY GALLERY WALL OVER TO THE NEW ACCENT WALL, I THINK THE PICTURE FRAMES WILL POP MORE!! I AM GOING TO DO SOME OTHER PARTS OF MY OFFICE LIKE THIS, AND ALSO HAVE AN IDEA OF A FUN LETTERING COLLAGE WALL.

STAY TUNED FOR THOSE DIY PROJECTS COMING UP! AND SEND US A PICTURE IF YOU TRY THIS OUT, WE’D LOVE TO SHARE IT ON OUR INSTAGRAM.

THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT THIS DIY PROJECT! -JULIE

We packed up our calligraphy supplies, piled into the Sip & Script van and road-tripped from Boston to Philly. We spent the car ride listening to Kacey Musgraves holiday album, eating ALLLL the snacks, and making a few V important stops (Taco Bell & stretch breaks!) along the way. Shout out to @thecalligraphyhusband, Gus, for shoveling out the driveway so we could actually get on the road after a New England snow storm!  

Our team stayed in a HUGE Air B & B, and had an ultimate girls night sleepover! We ordered pizza, had a dance party to Schitt’s Creek songs, and it was Simply the Best. *Schitt’s Creek pun intended!* This was a big weekend for us because we were also celebrating Sip & Script turning FOUR! So naturally, a lot of bubbly was poured!

Our launch was at Jerry’s Bar in Philly and we had the BEST crew join us. We spent the night connecting over drinks and apps, learning calligraphy (obv!) and snapping photos. 

Follow along with our Philly Instructors, Katie & Marbetty! And check out our class schedule HERE

Our first Southern Sip and Script launch was held in Greenville, SC! Our amazing PR manager at My PR Lab set us up with a beautiful event space at Oak and Honey hotel. If you have never visited an Oak and Honey hotel, we highly recommend it. They really know how to sting you with an experience you won’t forget!

We wanted to go big with this event, so we had a Sip and Script step and repeat custom made. What a hit! It only took three of us to get the massive banner up! But oh, so worth it. If you haven’t noticed yet, we are slightly obsessed with balloon banners. YES, we hand pump air into each balloon the night before. What a task!

Not only did My PR Lab set us up with a bomb venue, they saved us a spot on the morning news! So the morning before the event, we loaded up our best calligraphy supplies and headed to 7 on Main downtown Greenville. Everything was going smooth till our Greenville instructor spelled the anchors name wrong on live TV! Haha! We are only human, right?!

The event kicked off without a hitch! We had bloggers, influencers, entrepreneurs, and family all there to enjoy some modern calligraphy and cocktails. All the hard work and traveling was well worth it! We ended the night with a traditional Sip and Script champagne toast! 

Follow along with our South Carolina Instructors, Steph & Kayla! And check out our class schedule HERE

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