Adding Stripes

I am really close to revealing my living room and my boys’ room.  But, before I do, I’m going to show you a little {striped} sneak peak!

Horizontal stripes are fun and can work in many different spaces.

From my formally casual (does that even make sense?!) living room:


To my playful boys’ room:


Stripes are much easier than they appear.  The set up is the most time consuming part, and it does require a little math to make your striped pattern work out correctly.  I ended up doing 10 inch stripes.  I used a ruler and started from the ceiling.  I just marked off 10 inches as I ran the length of the wall.


Then, I connected the marks (using a level) to make a straight line.


Next, I taped over my line.

*Important tip: Use Frog tape.  It’s so worth the extra money!  It helps keep your lines much crisper without the paint seepage.


Finally, paint the lines.  I marked the sections I wanted to paint with a large “x”.  It can get confusing!




Now for a much better tutorial, check out Angela’s stripe painting tutorial at Unexpected Elegance.  I wish I had read her tutorial before I did my stripes.  The laser level idea is genius.


sincerely, sara d.

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