I’ll bet you thought this day would never come. I was right there with you. I thought for sure this project would literally kill me. And it did. Almost. Somehow I lived to tell the tale. Barely.
You remember back in August of 2011 when I talked about the hallway? The one that is open to the family/living room. (I never know what to call it.) Yes, you read that right – back in 2011. I talked about how I was thinking of painting stripes or possibly stenciling the walls. Then I finally made up my mind – stripes – and still no real progress. I revealed the ugly truth about the hallway situation back in September (of this year) and made it my mission to finally deal with this unfinished project.
And today my friends……….
I’m happy to say it’s finally done!
I’m just going to say it – the truth – this was the hardest, most frustrating diy project that I’ve ever done. That being said, I’d do it again in a heartbeat – although I have no plans to paint stripes anywhere anytime soon. 😉
I thought a tone on tone pin stripe would be a nice contrast to the bold color and patterns in the room.
While this was a major pain in the neck, it was a great opportunity for me to show my kids how important math really is. The wall from the bottom of the crown moulding to the top of the baseboard is 8 ft which is 96 inches. The pin stripes are 1 inch, and I wanted an 8 inch wide stripe between each. I have 10 pin stripes, so the bottom wide stripe is 6 inches instead of 8. I wanted to work with even numbers, so I didn’t worry about the fact that the last wide stripe would be a little short. Scratching your head? I was too. My special tip for figuring this kind of stuff out is to draw a picture. It sounds elementary, but it really helps to see it all on paper first.
I hung a sunburst mirror to break up the lines. I scored it at HomeGoods. It was a light grey color, so I used black rub ‘n buff to darken it up a little.
One unfinished project down……..
one million left to do! Ha!
My kiddies are out of school for election day, so I’m off to vote with an 8 and 6 year old in tow – joy! I’ll be back tomorrow with a super quick and super easy project – because you know those are the ones I love the most!
*Linking up at Savvy Southern Style