Striped Wall & How to

If you haven’t known me for a while,
& you don’t know some of my obsessions,
I will just fill you in on a random fact about me.
Random Fact #179: I am obsessed with stripes.

I decided to add stripes to our office re-do.
& what better way then to stripe an entire wall?

 Now, before it was a beautiful striped wall, It was well.. boring…

This was the room a few months ago when I first
started the office re-do.
So many changes since then & I’m excited to
share them all with you!

 Now on to that striped wall.
The first part is all about math.. yah, not
my favorite subject either….

 Now first of all you have to measure the ceiling height.
But it’s not that simple, you have to take in account
for your baseboards & crown molding as well.
My ceilings were about 8ft tall.
Next I had to decide how thick I wanted the stripes.
I wanted them to be about 9inches thick.
After subtracting about 5 inches for the baseboards,
I came up with {10} 9 1/4 inch stripes.

Products I used to stripe my wall…

1. Black & Decker Laser Level- I bought mine at Lowes {on sale!}
2. Scotch blue painters tape- I ran out in the middle & used another kind as well
3. I chose to use a paint roller over a brush
4. The white paint I used was regular white Valspar kitchen & bath paint 


Yah, I know the desk & other things are missing from the room,
but I wanted to show you the wall with out anything in
front of it… the desk {re-done} will be coming soon!

 Have you seen my DIY deer head?
Click {here} to read all about it.

I still have not found the exact prints that I want
to order for my frames, but you can see the ones I have
pinned so far {here} on my pinterest boards.

 I’m thinking about spray painting all the frames gold,
what do you think?
Do you think they should all be gold?
Let me know on Facebook or in the comments below.

I can’t wait to get everything moved back into the room &
actually get to using it again.. I would show you
a picture of all the organized chaos in the rest of the room,
but you might judge me… this is the no judge zone! haha

 So what do you think about my new striped wall?
Are you in love with stripes as much as me?
What have you striped lately?
I would love to hear all about your stripe love or hate.
Leave a comment below on the facebook page,
or tweet me.


Comments

  1. I LOVE your stripes!!! What is the other color you used? Looks great! I like your frames as they are, but gold would look good, also! I’m sure whatever you come up with will look awesome!!

    • Thank you so much Jill!!! I just painted the stripes white by valspar. But the over all color of the room is a brown/gray by Benjamin Moore & I am sooooo mad that I can’t remember the color at the moment.. but I am doing some research to figure it out :) Thanks again!!

  2. Fabulous tutorial! I love the stripes.

    Carolyn
    {my simple messterpiece}

  3. BEAUTIFUL! I love them. Good job Liz (:

  4. I really like this! I think I may do this with Jimmy’s room when we get the new place!

  5. Love the stripes. I’d keep the frames as they are, but I like things that don’t match perfectly.

  6. I love it! They turned out fantastic!!! I just love stripes, they are so fun!

    Anna
    http://www.askannamoseley.com

  7. Gorgeous dahhhling!!!!!! I love how it turned out! I’m under strict orders from the hubs that I can’t paint walls without him but….. I don’t actually have to listen do I? =)

    miss you!

  8. Wow, this is stunning! I love the colors!

  9. I adore stripes and yours turned out fab! I’m going to have to check out that laser level, mine has a hard time staying on the wall while I’m taping. I just did some ombre stripes in my bedroom, if you want to take a peek :)
    http://missmadisonscharmedlife.blogspot.com/2012/03/ombre-wall.html

  10. As always amazing! Now u got me wishing I would have done stripes in Carsen’s room!

  11. I love the stripes! The two colors are awesome together. I like the frames as they are but like some of the others have said whatever you do will be beautiful.

  12. I cant believe u did it ur self
    amazing work !!

  13. Oh my! It looks wonderful Liz! I have been wanting to try stripes, but I am a little nervous that they might turn out more like chevron! HA! I definitely think you should spray all the frames gold. They would look amazing against the stripes! Can’t wait to see it all finished!

  14. the freckled minx says:

    Digging those stripes!

  15. I am in the middle of redoing one of our spare bedrooms for my little one’s future bedroom.. The walls are done in Tan.. and on one of the walls I added blue colored stripes … I can’t believe how many compliments you get from one wall! .. Everyone thinks it is wallpaper lol~ I love how when I walk passed the bedroom the stripes totally catch your attention! .. I also used the blue painter’s tape.. but I heard the ‘green’ tape works better.?! And I just measured and penciled where the end of the stripe would be and eye’d up the tape from one side of the wall to the other end.
    Thanks for sharing!! LOVELY :D

  16. I have never left a comment before! But I visit your site frequently! I absoluetly love everything you do! :) The strips are amazing!

  17. I love your striped wall Liz!! I am dying to paint one also. I think your frames would look amazing all gold! I can’t wait to see the room all finished!

  18. Looks amaizng!

  19. Yep! I’m in love with stripes and shades of grey at the moment. New to your blog and glad to have found your creative space on the web:D Enjoy your day!

  20. I love your stripes. I have always wanted to do it but am afraid of not having crisp lines. Yours came out beautiful. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  21. Looks fabulous already! i love the frames just how they are now!!

  22. Liz, Stopping by from the 36th Ave linky party..
    I love this wall! I also have a striped wall with empty frames on it, but yours looks so much better! Love the combo of brass with black and the grey stripes! Going to follow you on Facebook! Great job!

    Barbara@ chase-thestar.blogspot.com

  23. <3 the stripes! Great job.I'm considering doing stripes when we redo our room this fall.
    thanks for sharing.xoxox

  24. You did such a good job! This is my first time to your blog and I am impressed! I’m following on linky. I would also like to invite you to my Sunday Round Up link party this Sunday @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
    Hope you can make it.
    Thanks Rose

  25. LOVE the stripes with the frames! (Especially the gilt ones).

    Just a fantastic, mod combo!

    And I would LOVE it if you’d stop over and share this at Feature Friday
    FREE-FOR-ALL, which just went live!

    Can’t wait to see you there!

    http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/03/feature-friday-free-for-all-12.html

    ~Abbie

  26. Looks great, and I love your selections for the wall too!

  27. Love the stripes–just pinned it!! They look so great!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

  28. Your stripes are fabulous! Great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  29. LOVE the stripes!! And your styling rocks as well!! I’m featuring you on Friday. Thanks for linking up this week. I’m a HUGE fan of yours :)

  30. I love how this turned out. I would absolutely leave the frames as they are. I like the collected look and I think that the gold gives it a little sophistication. Great job!! I think I am going to go find a wall to stripe;)

  31. Those stripes are stunning and look fantastic with the gold and black frames. I desperately wanted to use charcal and white stripes in my living room but for practical reasons had to change my mind, and went with blue-grey walls instead. I will have to live fabulous bold stripes vicariously through you instead! xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

  32. The stripes add so much drama to that wall. Very nice.

  33. Love this look!

  34. Wow, I love this! Sometimes you would think that a pattern or something would take away from the art, but these stripes just make them POP! I love this wall great great job, I love those colors:)

  35. This is a beautiful focal wall! I stumbled on your blog through today’s Creative Blog. The stripes make such a big difference from your before shot. So, so pretty. I’ll be following along for sure.

    Have a great weekend!

  36. ashley wise says:

    thanks for directing me here via instagram! i know this is a pretty general question but do you think striping the wall that our tv hangs on is a definite no no? the wall needs something and i love stripes but is your FIRST THOUGHT “yikes, too much?” i appreciate your opinion!!! thanks so much!

  37. ashley wise says:

    p.s. the contrast will not be as strong as your striped wall. if you look at our paint strip i plan on only skipping over one paint square.. oh dear, does that even make sense??

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