I started at the ceiling and traced the entire bathroom out in pencil first. For the first couple of rows I used a level to make sure my pattern stayed straight. After that I just used the first two or three rows as a guide and eyeballed it.
After that, I filed up a solo cup with paint and got to work with a small brush.
Our powder room is right off the family room so I used the left over "greige" paint from that project to tie in the bathroom. I think it turned out pretty great.
Other than being time consuming, this really was a pretty simple project. It did take me about a week, start to finish, but I only worked on it for 1-2 hours a night. Give it a try, it is a great alternative to wallpaper and way easier to get rid of if you change your mind about it in a couple of years. To read the full tutorial click here. Happy painting!!