Back to reality today! It's nice to be back at school, but that means the posts will go up later in the day. No big deal, I guess.
The first real decorating project I did when we moved into this house was to jazz up the TV wall in our living room. We have a giant 52" flat screen mounted on the wall. After staring at the television for a few weeks, I realized that the wall was the perfect size to make into some sort of accent wall.
This was also the first time I painted stripes on anything. To keep the project fairly stress-free, I did not make the stripes uniform at all. The sizes and placement of the stripes were completely random. I used a level and the green frog tape to tape out the stripes, then I used small foam brushes to do the painting. Since I was using different colors, I bought the small sample size paints from Lowe's. This was a very inexpensive project - maybe thirty bucks, tops. I think cheap has become a recurring theme of this blog!
The pictures basically describe the process to you:
I love the impact that this project had on our living room. The stripes are subtle enough that they do not distract you while watching tv, but they do add a bit of character to the room.
The timeline for this was about an hour, from taping to painting to removing the tape. Not too bad for a cheap and quick project!
Have you painted stripes anywhere in your home? This was my first rodeo, but not the only one for me!