I'm very late posting this, but I got super motivated over Memorial Day weekend and striped up our little hallway!
I love stripes and had thought for a long time that I wanted to do stripes somewhere in our house, maybe a bedroom. For some reason, I had never thought of our hallway until I went to, my sister, Emily's house and saw what she had done in a little hallway in her house. She is super crafty and did this with stamps!
A few step-by-step pics...
I decided on 6" stripes. I figured that was going to leave the least amount of awkward leftover space. At the very top, there is about 7-8" inches of wall color. In a small hallway like this people are looking down a lot more than they are looking up, so I started my stripes at the baseboards and left the extra space for the top. It's not noticeable to me at all now.
Then, I painted my second color, which is my trim color- Benjamin Moore Sandy Hook Gray. But, before painting the second color, I put Xs on the stripes that would be painted to make sure they would work out right and not leave me with too much tone-on-tone trim/stripe action. However, a little of this was inevitable. I also did this to prevent dumb mistakes...which are always a strong possibility.
Then, I let it sit for about 6 hours, peeled away the tape, and VOILA!
All I can say is...I'm glad I did this hallway and not a bedroom cause it was TEDIOUS and time consuming!
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