Friday, July 1, 2011

entryway makeover

It seems my little room makeovers always happen on a whim, while taking photos for my last post, I noticed how neglectful I have been of our entryway. Quite frankly, it was boring. The ceiling is very tall & I have always been too intimidated to paint it (we would have to find a very, very tall ladder), the artwork I hang always seems dwarfed - I needed something to break up the space & then it came to me - STRIPES! 

Of course I couldn't waste any time so I spent the majority of yesterday working on it (& by majority I mean a good 8 hours, stripes are serious business). I had the vision of what I wanted it to look like, a way to break up the room but still keep the spacious appeal & I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. It's such a simple element added but it really adds some personality to the room.  I'm not done decorating the space yet but I just couldn't wait to share photos of it, I am so in love. ♥ Without further ado, our new re-vamped entryway...


Tips & Info:
- I used my trusty t-square & level to mark the lines for the tape, I actually drew out all the lines, I found it to be the easiest way for me to ensure the lines were straight
- my stripes are 10 inches wide (I painted 6 stripes)
- I used Frog Painters Tape to mask the stripes, it was my first time using that brand & it was amazing. The only touch-ups I had to do was from getting too crazy with the roller.
- I recommend taking the tape off after the second coat, while it's still wet, this way you don't pull off paint from the stripes when it's dry
- the paint color I used for the stripes was Behr - Wheat Bread, it's the same color I used in the adjoining hallway & family room, it visually blends nicely.
- the base paint color was there when we bought the house, its an off-white eggshell (not sure of the brand or name)
- the whole project took me about 8 hours (I took breaks in between), about 6 hours to mark & mask the lines & only about 2 hours to do 2 coats of paint.

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10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I love it! And I love those colors. Great job! :)

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  2. Beautiful! I love how you changed the whole look!

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  3. Wow, great thinking! That's a perfect way to break up such a large and empty space! And the stripes look perfect, which (i'm sure you know) is incredibly hard to do! Bravo.

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  4. You are such an inspiration! All these photos belong on Pinterest. :)

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  5. oh my gosh..it looks AMAZING!!!! I just pinned it ;)

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  6. wow, this looks great!
    totally going to try something similar.. but wow you've got skill with the level, the lines look very straight and unwonky.
    lovely!

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  7. omfg, freaking out! this is absolutely amazing!
    one of my friends in high school had a really light pink/white striping on one of her walls in her bedroom, and i had been so jealous. this is so bold and beautiful, i'm in love!
    kudos!

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  8. oooo I am so jealous of your house!! even just the entry way is gorgeous, so the rest of the house must be amazing. love.

    <3
    http://kelcyloveslife.blogspot.com

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