In the past couple of weeks I have been emailed by a few readers suggesting for me to do a post about some tips on fitness and healthy eating. I have written one previous post on this topic; however, it was a "guest post" on another Mama's page. But since a few of you missed it, I will attach the link to the site with my guest post, please check it out !
Here is your link - MY TIPS GUEST POST
Alright, moving on now to today's post.
This one is a post from my dining room; however, unfortunately it won't be revealing too much about the room as it's not done yet ! (I know, I know, I really need to get my bum in gear with this "finishing"
all rooms at least one room in the house) I'll get there, eventually.
But for now, here is my version of a "how-to" stripe up a plain wall.
There are so many different ways to create this look on a wall. Horizontal, vertical, evenly spaced lines, etc (I could go on for hours, but I'm sure you get it, so I'll spare you the reading)
I decided to try an unevenly spaced look my stripes.
For my lines to look unevenly spaced, BUT still have a pattern I decided to use this pattern :
2inches, 3 inches, 1 inch, 4 inches
Gibberish to ya ?
Okay - what I mean is, I measured 2 inches
slapped carefully placed a piece of tape the whole way down the wall.
Then measured another 3 inches (from the beginning of the last piece of tape) and placed another piece of tape down the wall.
And so on and so forth.
To be honest, I think I'm actually confusing myself.
Alright, so your wall should look something like this, if you are using the above patten,
remember to measure your wall in a few places and pencil mark it every time, otherwise your lines will not be placed in a straight line the whole way down.
Believe me, I messed up once or twice in the process.
When the tape lines are complete place a check mark in every second space, this way you remember to paint the marked spaced and not the others.
Again, I messed that one up a couple of times. Like previously mentioned in a past post, "I ain't no Martha !"
So, if you understood the above explanation (fingers crossed) then you are now ready to paint your stripes.
IMPORTANT TIP : Remove your tape BEFORE your paint dries. This way, it doesn't allow the paint enough time to bleed under the tape. Otherwise you might end up thinking "I could have done this better free hand".
Here is my finished product.
Since this picture, a few wall decorations have been added but the dining room is still not complete. Stay tuned for that one !
If you are also interested, here is a link to my up cycled table runner shown in the above picture.
Hope you enjoyed and understood my confusing post today !
Thanks for stopping in, post ya Friday.