Monday, June 20, 2011

Project Time

I finally got started on taping off stripes in our living room this past week.  I've been doing some work on it here and there at night.  The toughest part is taping at the top of the wall.  It takes a lot of concentration to make sure I keep the level straight.  I'm using these instructions given by Emily as a guide (thanks for the tip Kirsten!).  (**Side note - if you have not read Emily's blog I would recommend wandering over for a read - she just had BIG news that her home is going to be featured in Better Homes & Gardens!!!!  Her home is amazing!)

Back to the is a glance at what I've been working on.   I really really hope it turns out okay. This is I would say half way done...I really want to try to finish the taping this week so I can paint this weekend.

And here is a photo of the materials I'm using...Emily suggested using the large level (so glad my brother-in-law had the wonderful idea to give this to my husband this past Christmas!) which has worked out well.  And I'm using the Frogtape which I'll report back after painting to let you know how it works out.    

Level, tape measure, Frogtape, pencil - check, check, check, check.   Successful stripes on the wall - stay tuned...


  1. Good luck Holly, I can't wait to see how they turn out. Stripes are my all time favorite pattern.

  2. I was looking at Emily's pictures just about an hour ago so I see the direction you're going. I'm definitely pulling for you because it looks like hard work!

  3. I've painted stripes a few times myself and the marking and taping are really the most time consuming part, the painting goes pretty quickly-nice reward for all of your hard work.

    You may already know this, but if you have some of the wall color your can spare, paint over the tape a bit so that the stripe color won't bleed through. I've had bleeding even with the tape designed to prevent bleeding. (It saves you a lot of time touching up later.)

    Good luck on your project!

  4. I love painted wall is going to be so worth the effort!

  5. I am envious of your patience. Stripes are challenging but I"m looking forward to seeing how they turn out.

  6. I'm so excited to see how your project turns out. I love stripes too!