I had never tried them in my own home before, although I'm certainly not the first to use them in a hallway or entry! There are some fabulous striped hallway images out there. I must say it took a bit of convincing. My hubby even asked if I was trying to make him look fat! ;-)
I feel like I can breathe now.
This hall bringseverything together and has a lightness about it that is more calming and more "us" than the before shots. The colors here are Salt Glaze by Martha Stewart and Snow White by Benjamin Moore.
I added a new doorbell box, but clearly the thermostat from 1972 needs to go.
Let's take a trip back four months to the "before" shots of the hallway.
First, we removed the flushmout light and added two of these pendants. They didn't really make sense with the hallway looking as it was, but I could see my finished vision.
I knew I wanted stripes but I had to be patient. (not my strong suit)
We hired our painter to do this job. I knew it would take me forever and it still wouldn't look perfect. This was money well spent! Because there were so many turns and door frames to work around, I just was not up for the task. Mike the painter, however, was ah-mazing. (616-581-5840)
I liked it better already!
I don't have any super cool tips on painting stripes yourself. But I will say that Mike measured from the floor up, taped all the stripes, and then because the ceiling wasn't even (or the house is tilted?) the top stripes were not an equal amount of inches from the ceiling. He then removed all the tape and started over from the ceiling down. I would have cried if I was doing the taping.
Here is the "before" view from the boy's bathroom.
I am crazy for these stripes. I love them. Our house feels like a whole new world from when we started.
I love how it ties everything together, and I hope you like our new stripes too!
Thanks for reading!
Does anyone have a DIY tip for painting stripes?
Do you love the stripes as much as I do?