Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Throw Some Stripes on it!

I'm cheap...ahem thrifty and I seriously dislike wasting paint.   It's bad for my wallet....but also bad for mother earth!  
So ever since I completed our {Powder Room Renovation}, I have been sitting on a half gallon of Benjamin Moore Hale Navy...that's like $25 of really good paint!  So I took my distaste for wasting paint, combined it with my love for all thing preppy and transformed our Hallway!  
Let's be honest, the striped Hallway trend has been done before...seriously it's all over Pinterest!  But this project Rocks for three reasons...
1) It makes a statement..."I'm preppy and I'm not afraid to show it!"
2) It' was essentially free (I did have to buy more Frog Tape)
3) Most importantly...I got to keep old paint out of a landfill! 
If you haven't painted stripes on a wall before here is a quick tute and some tips for you.  And all street credit goes to Ashley...she taught me how!  Thanks Ashley!

Painting Stripes Supplies and Price List:
  • Base Color (Simply White - Benjamin Moore) - $0 already owned
  • Stripe Color (Hale Navy - Benjamin Moore) - $0 already owned
  • Frog Tape - $9 ...I had to replenish supply mid project!
  • Roller and Brush - $0 already owned
Total Cost = <$9...I did have to replenish my frog tape supply

 Painting Stripes How To: 
  1. Paint your base color
  2. Measure and Mark
  3. Apply frog tape & firmly secure to wall (apply on the inside of the white/lighter color stripe)
  4. Paint the inside edges of tape with white/lighter color - this will bond the tape and prevent the darker color from leaking through...remember to firmly secure tape...run over edges with something firm, like a spatula!
  5. Paint your Dark Color
  6. Touch up any bleeding!
Lets be honest...the method isn't fool proof and I had to do a ton of touching up!!!   But now my lines are straight and clean...very very important!
 
Here you can see the plain hallway compared to the new one...Love Love Love.
I did add a few frames to break up the stripes and I plan to frame some small squares of paper or fabric...I'll just add that to the To Do List!
 and one final shot... 
***disclaimer the wainscoting in the hallway is not my crafty work.   It needs a some help, that's on the wish list also!
I hope you liked my cheap, easy and kinda sorta eco-friendly project.  I'm thinking about what I should do for the ceiling light also...maybe a wood pendant light like {this one}?  Pretty sure I can DIY something like that!  


22 comments:

  1. Love the stripes!!! I've been debating whether or not to stripe our downstairs hallway, and I think you just gave me the motivation I needed!

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    1. Thanks Jamie! Good luck on the stripes and thanks for checking out the blog!
      Katie

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  2. I absolutely love the big stripes! And the wainscoting breaks it up perfectly!

    I'm coming over from Get Your Craft on linky party, and glad I found you! I'm your newest follower!

    Kate @ Uniquely Undone
    unqieulyundone.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kate....glad you came to visit! I'm gunna hope over to your blog and check it out!
      Have a great day!
      Katie

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  3. Looks so good - love the "Preppy and I know it" statement. :)

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    1. Thanks Ashley! PS. I'm totally working on some furniture projects...you've inspired me!
      Katie

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  4. Come share this post on Centerpiece Wednesday http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/05/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up_28.html
    Karin :)

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  5. I really love those stripes! it looks amazing in your space! :-)
    glad to have stopped by from The 36th Avenue party today! :-)
    Ingrid

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    1. Thanks Ingrid...i got really nervous halfway through...so I'm glad it's appealing!
      - Katie

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  6. This is such a cute transformation! I've done something similar with one of the walls in my hall, but with grey paint. I wish I'd read about painting over the edges of tape before as I had to do a ton of touching up. Really glad I found your blog via SNAP!

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    1. Thanks Sammi and congrats on the new blog! I started in April...so still very new as well! Good luck, have fun and it's good you have a patient partner who likes to DIY!
      -Katie

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  7. I love this hallway! I'm sort of obsessed with stripes, and I love how these bold stripes look in what would otherwise be a somewhat plain space. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday.

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    1. Thank you for the Kind words! I'll be back next week...love your Monday Funday!

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  8. LOOOOVE it! That color is divine and the bold stripes really make your hallway pop! :)

    We'd love for you to share this at Much Ado About Monday, if you get a chance! http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/05/much-ado-about-monday-no-11.html

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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    1. So Glad you Like it Emily...I will be partying soon! I have another Big reveal this week so I'll come back next Monday too!
      Thanks again!
      Katie

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  9. This looks so good! Can't believe the transformation!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Much Ado About Monday. We can't wait to see what you have in store for us next week!!

    Have a great weekend,
    Jamie
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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    1. Thanks Jamie! I will be partying again next week for sure!
      -Katie

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    1. Thanks Sharon...I'll party next week too hope to wow you again!
      -Katie

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  11. These look great!! It really, really adds "something" to that hallway! Great job!

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    1. Thanks for checking it out and for stopping by my site!
      -katie

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-Katie