Monday, August 9, 2010

Hallway - Horizontal Stripes (Part 2)

Last weekend, I painted the upstairs hallway walls Benjamin Moore's Cloud Cover (satin finish) and while it was a huge improvement, I felt like it needed more.  I have been wanting to try some type of stencil or stripes on the wall for a while now.  And, recently, I was re-inspired by Emily's post and I thought, 'Why not?'  So, I decided to do subtle tone on tone horizontal stripes.  Subtle was the emphasis here and I decided to paint the stripe one shade away from the wall color called Benjamin Moore's Winds Breath (eggshell finish).


Hallway before:


And, hallway after:



Hallway before:

Hallway after:
A lot still needs to be done, but I was thrilled with how the stripes turned out so I decided to post it now.  Two tutorials I followed pretty closely were Young House Love and Emily Clark's.


Our hallway (more like an upstairs landing) has a lot of corners, so when marking the walls with the painter's tape, it was important to keep it straight and level.  My husband helped me and we used a "L" square and a level to insure the markings were straight.  

I also decided to have the lighter color as the first stripe and I believe it made a difference and kept the landing feeling lighter and brighter.

Note: Mr. Zebra (from my last post) was intended as a hint, not a red-herring.  I'm going to have to get better at leaving hints! :)

15 comments:

  1. Wow it really brightens up the space. Love the colors, looks great!

    -Rene

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  2. I get it, zebra... stripes! How great did that turn out! Nice work! I think I might have to try the chevron stripes in my entry way!
    -ME

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  3. Wow, Fran, it looks awesome! I love some kind of pattern or design in a small space like a foyer or landing. It makes a pass-through or bland space so special!

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  4. Amazing work! You must be so excited! Horizontal stripes are something I plan to have in every home I live in. Love them so much!

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  5. OMG it is stinkin amazing! LOVE!

    Luvs!

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  6. It looks great!!! I love the modern feel of horizontal stripes. I did them in my daughter's room 5 years ago and still love it!

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  7. They look so PERFECT! Great job!!!

    xx
    Rebekka

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  8. I LOVE tone-on-tone stripes. I was so trying to talk my client into these. They look fab, girl!

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  9. Fran! Looks awesome. So impressed! :)

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  10. Fran, this looks great! (And, thanks for the link.) I'm impressed you did this in the corners; I was only up for one flat wall, nothing more :)

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  11. Wow! Great job, looks fab! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

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