Thursday, June 6, 2013

Saw It. Pinned It. Did It: Striped Wall

I am linking up with Steph again for:
This week I attempted:

and I could not be happier with the results!

We went from the blue wall:
(excuse the crappy photo.... I just wanted to get this done and only used my phone to document this change).
We originally wanted to do a chevron wall but changed our minds last minute because what the heck can you hang on them? I didn't want it to be too busy and this is my only wall to showcase any art work.
So we primed and painted the wall white. I used Devine Pleasure by Behr.
It is actually the white that you will find throughout our house. It is not a true bright white, kind of a creamy or marshmallow color.
Then came the fun part. The only part where I dragged my husband into this project. We decided to do 10 inch stripes. Our wall was 101 inches - not counting the wide baseboard on the bottom. So we started the pencil process I will call it.
Mike figured that we could just make 3 marks along the wall and then tape along the marks. Okay - great idea, maybe in a new house where everything is square.
Our house is old, therefore our walls, our floors and our ceilings are far from square anymore. So we got a level out and ended up drawing a line across the whole wall. Okay wait I made that sound too easy! First I went and looked up how to paint stripes in an old house... nothing. How to paint stripes on an unlevel wall... eye ball it. Ha! So we did a combination of using the level, eye balling and measuring.
The problem mainly landed in the corner above the door way. The door frame was level, but the ceiling was not.
After we tackled that issue it really was smooth sailing from there.Just 3 marks on the wall and then tape on the marks. We were just assuming that the painters tape was straight!
Mike was being a smart ass and put tape in the middle of the lines that I should not paint! It actually helped.

I just painted the stripes with West Coast Grey by Behr. Our yellow walls we didn't change which are Melted Butter by Behr

Overall I am impressed that the lines are straight!!! I still have some touch ups to do on the yellow wall, but that's a simple fix!

I love how it has changed the total feel of the room. Now it has some class and style. It is fresh and just what I wanted. I still need to find some art work for the wall, as well as some curtains. I plan to make chevron place mats for the table.

Here is the finished product:


Sarah Tucker said...

Wow this looks amazing!!! Love it!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

WOW!!! Looks great!

Ashleigh said...

This turned out amazing! I have striped wall in my nursery and we are moving soon and I am so sad to see my striped wall go.

Kim Bird said...


Katie said...

looks fabulous! you can't go wrong with stripes :)

thank you for linking up with me and steph today!

The Best of Both Worlds said...

That's a big change! It looks great!

Katie said...

you did such a great job! it looks amazing!!!

Aubrey said...

Great job! That looks awesome!

Hilary said...

I feel your pain! Nothing in our old house is square either. It makes trimming things out & laying tile REALLY interesting.

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

Love it!! Looks amazing!

Kristin said...

Looks so good!

kilipohi said...

Looks amazing. Can't wait to do that to a wall in my house.

Murdock's mama said...

I LOVE this! I totally want to do it now!!! :)


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