WARNING~ Image Heavy!
Yes that's right- I painted our master bedroom this past week & technically (bcz I'm a perfectionist) there are still touch ups to be done! I saw this idea in a Better Homes & Gardens book: Decorative Paint
, there are a ton of really kewl techniques & easy to follow instructions in there. I am really happy with how it turned out & I think my DH (dear husband) is impressed. I would do it again, for hire!
The funny part about projects like these are that you make a good amount of mistakes & figure out the best way to do things once the project is almost done- but I know for next time. The sadest part is that we live in Base Housing, so when we get orders to someplace new, we have to repaint the walls white again...
I used Dutch Boy paint: Primitive Hedges, 2 gallons of flat & 1 of semi-gloss. I used 2" painter's brown low tack tape & this worked great as I just butt the edges up back to back & there you have it -4" stripes! I used a green colored pencil to mark the lines before taping- which worked really well bcz the paint covers it with only one coat of semi-gloss. The idea to to have the same colour striped on the wall but in different finishes- so light reflects off the glossy paint & it looks really neat- DH even said it looks like wallpaper!
Throughout the week I ran out of things & sent my hubby to our favorite/only home-improvement store in town, Menard's... he was a great sport & even made sure I ate dinner
however I'm sure he was tired of seeing me in the same paint-stained clothes everyday, kind of like the girl from She's All That LOL... I worked from when he left in the am til dark- boy was I sore! Anywho, enough babbling & on to the pictures!
Some finished pictures:
The duvet cover color that inspired me:
The after (2 coats of flat):
Tape some more stripes:
i just had to peek before I was done:
It was a tape massacre:p.s.
there are little tape pcs so I know where to touch up... hehehee So even thought it's not 100% done, you get the idea. Next is furniture & overall decor.