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Topic: How to get a 4 day workout using a folding chair, a level, & 6 rolls of tape  (Read 3858 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2008 04:47:42 AM »

A workout indeed!  Looks like the hard work paid off though - this is definitely a room you'll love looking at and being in - absolutely lovely!
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2008 05:36:36 AM »

wow! it looks great, i love the green Smiley
my dad actually used this same technique to paint our dining room about 5 years ago-- its still looking just as beautiful. its really great to see it in the daylight, because the stripes shimmer in different ways all across the room, regardless of your angle.
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2008 09:52:43 AM »

I did this to my living room a few years ago, and I LOVED it. Of course, my stripes were 9 inches wide instead of four =) I also did it with dark brown which became a little opressive.

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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2008 09:56:57 AM »

PinkyK did a version where her & hubby used a diamond pattern.  It turned out beautiful just like yours!  Here's a link to hers http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=52757.0

...I think I might have to do something like this in our sitting room!
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2008 10:14:56 AM »

Spectacular. Simply spectacular!

BUT, didn't your mother ever teach you to never EVER stand on a folding chair??!!??!! That's a great opportunity to break your arm, your leg....or whatever is available! (DH is doctor) Owee!
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2008 10:54:39 AM »

Reply from Muria: Cool! I was thinking about doing this with my kitchen (to resemble some wallpaper that I saw, since DH hates wallpaper).  How long did you have to wait after you did the basecoat before you added the tape?  I was going to use regular painter's tape, but if this works better, I'll have to look for it! 

Thank you! I did both coats of the base coat on day 1, then day 2 I started to put the tape up- the brown low tact can leave some residue if you're not careful pulling it off & if it's left on for more than 1 day. I liked using that better than the blue painter's tape bcz blue tape is completely sticky- the brown is only on 1 edge, so it's much easier to pull off as you don't have to worry the base coat will be taken with it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2008 03:14:25 PM »

LOVE it!!
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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2008 06:15:04 PM »

wow, that is So Freaking Awesome. I may steal the idea for my own bedroom. So sophisticated, and it's not just boring one colour, but it's not zany or crazy either, it's so perfect for a bedroom. I love it soooo much.
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