My goal for February is to have a hallway that doesn’t drive me crazy. When I was thinking of ideas, I kept coming back to wide stripes. The wall is already painted a tan, so I thought a crisp white would look good next to it.
I looked to pinterest to find the best ways to paint stripes, and borrowed tips from a pin I found.
I started by measuring floor to ceiling, and included the baseboard in the measurement. I knew I wanted 7 stripes, so I divided that by the measurement. It came out to around 13.53 per stripe…and of course it had to be a non-even number. Then, I used my laser level to start taping the lines.
I knew I wanted white at the top and bottom, that way I could use the baseboard as part of the lowest stripe. When taping, make sure you tape on the inside of the stripe you won’t be painting. And to make sure I wouldn’t accidentally paint the wrong stripe, I made a line through it with tape.
The taping is tedious, and took about 45 minutes for that little wall. After it was all taped, I re-measured to make sure the stripes were even.
Then, it was time to paint. Once I had the paint ready, it only took about 5 minutes to paint the stripes…with HJ’s help. One tip I am glad I read, was to make sure to pull the tape off towards the wet paint. This helps to keep the lines straight with no bleeding.
I think the stripes turned out great, and I am surprised at how much shorter it makes my hallway appear, I was not expecting that. But, I do love how it looks and cant wait for the next steps in my hallway makeover.