Saturday, September 11, 2010

hallway redesign


I've always wanted to try painting horizontal stripes, but I wasn't brave enough to tackle an entire room.  So with a little inspiration from Karla I decided to paint a small hallway leading into our laundry room as a place to display family photos.  With help from a friend, we added chair rail to the wall. I later painted the bottom half of the wall a much lighter color. This was a very tedious task, for someone like myself with very little patience! Needless to say I am very happy with the results.
I used Behr Paints for the hallway. For the bottom half of the wall I  used parchment paper. For the lighter stripes I used raffia cream and  the darker stripes are gobi desert. The color swatch # is 710c.





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16 comments:

  1. Hi there! I love the name of your blog. So cool! You look as though you havesome great ideas that you've carried out brilliantly!

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  2. so proud to have you here! i LOVE your blog!!!!! thanks for following!!!!!!!

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  3. Awesome paint job!!! I would love to add horizontal stripes somewhere too - such a great look!

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  4. That looks fabulous! I love the tone on tone look. I am currently working on horrizontal stripes in my baby's room. I only put up three and it took FOREVER to tape off. I feel your pain on the time that hallway must have taken. But it looks absolutely perfect. I just love it.

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  5. lOVE THIS! I'm not a huge fan of painting stripes, as I know what a pain they are to do . . . but this looks great and you;ve actually got me considering this for my hallway!

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  6. What color paints did you use, if you don't mind me asking?

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  7. Hey Carli! I used Behr Paints for the hallway. For the bottom half of the wall I used parchment paper. For the lighter stripes I used raffia cream and the darker stripes are gobi desert. The color swatch # is 710c. I hope that helps. Good luck with your project.

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  8. Love the stripes! I'm trying to get up the nerve to stripe my guest bath. Good inspiration!

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  9. Just saw this on the CSI Project Top 10 - Congrats Girl! This look amazing! Love, love the colors and family pictures.

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  10. I really love your stripes...and you decal! I think it would be fun to have the stripes and you pulled it off beautifully!

    Becky B.
    www.organizingmadefun.blogspot.com

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  11. I love this!!!! Girl I almost tried the striped thing but stopped myself. I've been thinking of trying again in either my laundry room or my master bathroom. Your hallway looks wonderful! Your colors are perfect, and if you've seen my painting projects we get painting so wrong so often.

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  12. I am totally "crushing" on your hallway ;) I am a fan of stripes, but I am so nervous to try this! Great color choice and I LOVE the black picture frames! Kuddos to you for a job well done :)

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  13. The stripes look so good, I like the idea of trying it on a small space first!

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  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVEEE your striped wall. I tried to talk my husband into doing our wall like that behind our pics but he wasn't having it. Too much work I guess. lol I love yours tho!! Looks great.

    Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Kelly's Korner link-up. :)'

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  15. Very nice, I admire your patience in painting. The outcome is so beautiful!!

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