5.11.11

DIY

Striped Wall
I had this big blank wall in out living room and hated it. I really don't know what to put on it and the blankness just makes out TV look even smaller! Jed kept telling me the solution was to buy a bigger tv, but I decided to paint instead! (so much cheaper)

After researching the best ways to paint clear and clean stripes I began. I first measured my wall and decided how big I wanted each stripe. My wall was 8ft tall so I made it easy and went with 1ft stripes. I started the taping process, BUT Jed kept telling me the tape wasn't straight and the level was crooked. So I gladly let him put up all the tape himself (which most definitely was the hardest part of the whole entire project), while I sat on the couch and watched.

Tip #1: After you have taped your stripes seal the edges using a some type of credit card.

Tip #2: Using your base paint (or lighter shade), paint over the sealed edges of the tape. This will prevent your contrasting colored paint to bleed.

Tip #3: pull your tape off away from the stripe before the paint has dried.

wall finished prep work
This is the final result! I really like how the stripes camouflage the blankness of the wall. I was really worried that the lines weren't going to be straight and the paint was going to get everywhere, but using the tips really worked!

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Kristyne said...

I want to do this! if only i had a house. It turned out so good!

Josh & Amy said...

looks awesome peggy!

sydthewyd said...

I totally painted stripes at home as well! I did vertical as I had no one (and no room!) to step back and see if they were level! Looks great!

Whitney and Jordan said...

I feel better now that I can read your blog.. whew.. ha I LOVE the wall! so cute!

theturnerfive said...

Wow! Your wall looks awesome. You did a great job. Thank you for visiting The Turner Five.

DIY Addict said...

I like it! Looking good! We have the same wall. thank you for the tip.Good job!

Anabella said...

Great work!! I love how it turn out!
Thanks for your comment (and your pin, right?)
YAY for sisterhood!! I your newer follower!

sstone said...

I love the tape hints. I need to remember that, because we're going to do stripes in our living room.:) It looks really nice.
Shiloh
everydaygameplan.net

Just Jaime said...

Loooove the stripes!

Holly said...

Hi, Peggy! I LOVE your striped walls!!! They turned out really good. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my striped table. =)

Lori said...

Love the vertical stripes....I need do that too...:0

Terry said...

Turned out great - nice job!

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