Step 3: Stagger the Pattern

starting a new row of blossom designs
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
When the first row is done, do the next, starting this time with the oval so that the pattern is staggered.
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    Tools List

    • roller tray
      Paint tray
    • roller frames
    • paint roller with extension
      Roller pole
    • one-and-a-half inch paintbrush
      1½-inch painter's brush
    • scissors
    • chalk

    Shopping List

    Exterior stain, tinted. Get 1 gallon each of a base color and a contrasting color

    Heavy paper or posterboard

    Roller cover (¼-inch nap for wood)