Stripes

Stripes are very in right now and are very fun!  They can add interest to a very bland wall.  A question was asked about stripes, and if there’s a ‘correct’ size for the stripes or a particular way to create stripes.

There is no right or wrong size for stripes…they come in big and small.  I find that the bigger the stripe the more playful, the smaller and closer the stripe the more sophisticated and tailored.  They can be evenly spaced or randomly spaced.  They come in multiple colors and can be run vertical, horizontal, or even painted on ceilings and floors.  Here’s a few ideas to get you going and also some tips for painting stripes in your own home…

There are a few tricks and tips for painting stripes.  To create the perfect stripe you need a few items:  Pencil, Tape Measurer, Laser Level, Frog Tape (available at Sherwin Williams), Damp Sponge.

Once you have decided what size stripe you want, use your tape measurer and pencil and lightly mark the wall.  Once you’ve marked each mark up the wall, you want to use your laser level.  Place the laser level on the pencil mark on the wall.  The light will hit the wall and then you can have someone else then place the tape on the wall.  Once the tape has been placed on wall, use a damp sponge to press down all edges of the Frog Tape.  This will ensure that there is no bleeding of your stripes and when you peel it off you have a nice clean line.

I plan on painting stripes in the boy’s room.  So, once I get around to painting I will be sure to give a tutorial with pictures of how I did it.

To those with questions about stripes…I hope this has helped you out and given you some ideas!

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2 Responses to Stripes

  1. Autumn says:

    I am in LOVE with stripes and chevrons right now! I have loved that painted dining room floor for quite a while. It makes me happy every time I see it. :) You have such great taste, Hayden. Someday I’m going to have to have you come stay with me and help me decorate when we get settled some where! I think we are kindred decorating spirits (you are just more talented than I am!)!

  2. Kitty says:

    Thanks for the info! I never thought about using a damp cloth over the painters tape. Genious!

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