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:
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.
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.
The artistes hard at work.
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!