On my last post I mentioned that I had painted a wall with stripes on the weekend, and here is my post about it.
My son moved out of our home last year to move in with friends, then he got married in June this year, and him and his bride rented a little house to start their married life.
So, his room was left empty of furniture, as he took his (well, ours) bed, wall units, desk..., but has left a wardrobe with clothing and a lot of Uni papers and books behind...
Hopefully those will go soon, so I will have some extra wardrobe space for my clothing.
Once in a while I would open the door to his room and wonder what to do with it. I wanted to redecorate, but didn't really know what colours. Two of the walls were painted in a light grey colour and the other two were white.
I have been checking out some pretty decor photos on Pintrest (do you know it? You can find wonderful photos here, but be careful...it's addictive). Eventually I settled on stripes!
This would give me the choice of leaving some of the original colour on the wall, and just add two extra colours - white and turquoise.
I love turquoise, and have my kitchen/dining room wall painted in turquoise. I didn't need to buy any extra paint, as I had a can of white and still some turquoise from the kitchen.
I didn't go for stripes with the same width, I would just look at the measuring tape and decide it would be at a certain measurement.
I used a good tape that guaranteed easy removal up to 5 days, not that I wanted to drag the painting for 5 days, but these tapes can be sticky.
|All the taping is done, now comes the paint|
After all the taping, I started with the 3 narrow Turquoise stripes first, and because they were in-between the grey colour, I removed the tape a short while later.
In the morning, a second coat of the white paint went over the three big stripes, and about 1 hour later I removed the painter's tape and admired my handiwork.
It gives the room a more contemporary edge I think, and it was easier than I thought.
Now I just have to paint an iron bed frame that I have - maybe turquoise?, to use as a headboard for a double bed, and then this will be another guest bedroom.
I just need the guests to visit of course!
What do you think? Doesn't it look better than a plain wall?
PS - you can see what the guest bedroom looks like now by reading this post -