Painting Stripes on Walls

One of the things I love about blogging is that it gives me incentive to finish projects.  Sometimes I get going so willy nilly in a hundred directions, that I find I have half finished projects all over the place.

Once I got the Entryway gallery wall finished, I wanted to tackle the whole entryway space by space until it seemed finished.  It’s getting mighty close to done.  (For now, anyway!Smile)

The next area was the hallway.

entryway hallway

It’s quite narrow, and I wanted to add some fun and interest.

I pondered and pondered options and decided to tackle painting on some stripes.  I started out my research by reading this wonderful tutorial by unskinny boppy.

painting stripes

She gives a wonderful, detailed description of the nitty gritty “how tos”.

I also read this tutorial by Songbird.

songbird stripes

She has a few horror stories of a few things that went terribly wrong…  Which I also found extremely helpful.  It’s nice to know what to be careful of when you’re starting out a brand new technique.

As per the tutorials directions, I figured out how many stripes, and how wide each would be and taped them off.

taped wall

Although a laser level is recommended, I just couldn’t seem to make friends with ours…  So I just used little pencil marks and did the best I could.  The random tape marks indicated the areas I should NOT paint.  That helped a lot.  After a while all those stripes can make you dizzy!

remove tape before paint dries

The main wall color was white down (which is the darker color).  I painted the stripes in polar bear white (with a small foam roller), and removed the tape before the paint dried.

painted striped wall

I can’t get over how much life those stripes add to that narrow little space!

painted stripe wall at harbour breeze home

(I should have known how happy they would be.)

The full reveal will be coming soon…

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  1. Your wall looks wonderful! I love it! It is so crazy how much we think alike in our decorating. I’ve been putting together a post on horizontal stripe that I put in my back entry hall. Great minds think a like. I love the soft tone of paint you chose.

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  3. how pretty! I love the colors of the stripes. I’m not sure I would have a place for stripes in my home, but you have me thinking. 🙂


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