Thursday, November 17, 2011

Striped Success!

I have been working on painting stripes in my hallway this week.  Here's my inspiration picture:



Cassie at Primitive and Proper was also inspired by the same picture and this is her dining room:

My hallway before:


And after!

Painting the stripes was much easier than I feared.  I can't stand when lines aren't crisp and the paint bleeds through.  I thought this might be an issue since my walls are so heavily textured.  However, I didn't have any problems.  I used the green Frog Tape on part of the hallway and the blue Scotch Edge Lock on the other part and they worked equally well.  I just made sure to press the tape down and then I scraped down the edges with the edge of a credit card to get a good seal.
 The kiddos enthusiastically painted some canvasses for the hallway.

 Don't they say, "Never work with kids and dogs?"  They never listen and always try to steal the show!
 This is looking from the hallway into the bathroom I just redid.  I used the same color on the stripes as I used in the bathroom.

All that's left to do is paint the trim a nice, crisp white.  I also have to decide if I'm going to add a chair rail or leave the wall as is.  I painted the stripes a little higher on the wall than I initally envisioned, so the added trim might be at a strange height on the wall.

With trim:

Without trim:

What do you think?

The artistes hard at work.

Our neighbor Shanelle came over to help.

Have a fabulous weekend!  We are heading to Denver for a gymnastics meet and my parents from Minnesota will be meeting us there.  Then on Monday, we get our new Goldendoodle puppy, Emma!

15 comments:

Renee said...

Suzy - these look AMAZING!! I can't wait to have my own home to do this stuff. I vote chair rail :) xo

Katie said...

The stripes really add personality!

Dusty Coyote said...

Love the stripes and the color. Wow your walls ARE heavily textured, it's good to know both the tapes worked. I'm crazy about stripes lately, but I haven't bit the bullet. The art work is divine!!

A Vintage Vine said...

Great job Suzy! My walls here in TX. are just as textured...I am not a fan of it either....Yours looks great though! I am thinking stripes are my next adventure, thanks for the inspiration!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i actually really likeit without the trim! it looks awesome, suzy!!! and thanks for the shoutout! :)

Tammy @ Type A said...

love the stripes and the art! and that yellow piece in the background is so pretty!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Fancy That! I love, love, love it! I am so glad to see yours, cuz I have textured wall,

Did I mention that I love it? No? Well, I do...

Katie said...

This turned out awesome Suzy!! It really makes the hallway have some personality!!

Big K said...

Wow. Wow! awesome, love you, A

Holly said...

I love it and I don't think you need the chair rail. They look great! The girls look like they're having a blast painting. Have a great weekend trip! A friend of mine from work just got a goldendoodle and I think they named him Truman.

Business Copywriting Philippines said...

hey those canvasses really look good to the hallway.. nice work you made there.

Maury said...

I love everything about it! I vote without chair rail, which is surprising but I really like it. Great job!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

The stripes look so pretty, Suzy!
And holy mackalandy - you're getting a puppy???? How cute is that face???? So exciting! Have a great weekend away with your parents and update us on your new baby when he arrives!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

The stripes look perfect..I would go without the trim. Love the kids handiwork :)

Jessamie said...

love the stripes! I'm on board for the trim, though