Y’all, I have been BUSY! My home renovation project has continued and I’ve made some major progress that I wanted to share with y’all today!
So I started this project with my Vintage Mirror from Goodwill, which lead to my Metallic Mantle, and ultimately my Formal Living Room Renovation. Because my home layout is pretty open and my formal living room sort of flows into my entry way and dining room, I knew I needed to do them next – and quick – because the entry area was looking pretty funny in the same red as the previous formal living room area! I chose to treat the entryway as it’s own area and painted it gold…
Here was the front hall before…
I flowed that same gold into my dining room in addition to some cream. Y’all, never had I ever striped a wall before! It was A LOT of work, but I think it was worth it when I look at the finished product 🙂
I’m gonna go ahead and drop down a before photo just for funsies 🙂
Here is a view of the 2 rooms together so you can see how they kind of flow into each other and why I chose to treat them as one room…
The perfectionist in me LOVED making the striped wall 🙂 The mom in me kept wondering if I was off the wall from too many paint fumes wasting over a weeks worth of naps on this project!!! #truth! Hey, I had to watch the kids, make the dinner, do the laundry, clean the house…there are only so many hours in the day that a mom can dedicate to painting…!
If you’re a mom and want striped walls, don’t let that stop you! I did it and so can you! I of course have some tips and a little how to for y’all 🙂
HOW TO STRIPE WALLS
1.) Paint your walls the lighter color first. I used Ralph Lauren Metallic Paint in Pale Luster.
2.) Measure your wall or walls and find an even amount that will go into them (I did 5 inch stripes). Use a level to draw your lines with pencil
3.) Tape every other line as close to the pencil marks as possible without covering them…You’re going to want to try to cover the pencil marks with the paint. Make sure the tape is firmly pressed down with no air bubbles or lifting on the side you are painting on! *Note* I swear by Frogtape. I used the yellow tape, which is made for delicate surfaces, since I was working with freshly painted walls.
4.) Paint between the tape…for this reason I suggest the thicker tape. For my second color I used Ralph Lauren Metallic Paint in Cloth Of Gold.
5.) I did a second coat, then my sponged on layer. You’ll want to remove the tape as soon as you get your last coat of paint on! You don’t want to let your paint dry before pealing the tape off!
6.) Ta-Da! You should have perfectly straight edges, but stuff happens, yes, even to the biggest perfectionists! If you have a little bleed, use a Clorox wipe to try to get the paint off. This was my fix to most all of my little bleed marks.
7.) Once your walls are dry, use a Clorox wipe to get any pencil off the wall that wasn’t covered by the paint 🙂
I am so overly excited to finish this room with some new curtains! If you’ve been following along, you may remember me saying that I’m NOT a fan of doing window treatments! I’m thinking a DIY cornice could be in my near future…! Stay tuned 🙂
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