Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Oh How Pinteresting & Living Room Sneak Peak

I actually featured this pin a few weeks ago on Oh How Pinteresting, but I actually had a surge of motivation this week and completed the project.  I saw this picture several months ago {before we even bought our house!!} and was dreaming about painting a striped wall.  

I fell in LOVE.

This except grey and white stripe.
Petrella Interior Designs via Jodi Whitted on Pinterest

The black and white is beautiful, but I knew that I didn't want something quite this dramatic.  I did teeter-totter back and forth between a grey and white striped wall and a gray and navy striped wall.  I also debated and debated about whether I should paint a wall in the bedroom, office, or living room.  Eventually I decided to go for it and paint a wall in the living room.  Right when you enter.  Front and center.  Go big or go home right?

So I gathered some essentials... tape measure, level, pen, tape, paint, roller... and I got started.

I had a mishap when I initially started taping and didn't measure correctly.  It was a little tricky because when you tape off the spaces will NOT appear to be even.  This is because you have to take into consideration the space taken up by the tape.  Initially I taped off the wall and if I would have painted without going back and re-taping my stripes would have ended up being uneven.

The smaller areas were left gray.  The areas that appear to be a bigger stripe were painted white.  I also used a pen and lightly wrote "white" in the areas that I was going to paint... just to be sure I didn't make a mistake! ;)

Its best to remove the tape while the paint is still wet.  I splurged for the more expensive Scotch brand painters tape and it made a huge difference!  My lines turned out crisp just like the commercial advertised!

Here is a little sneak peak into my living room redo!  

I LOVE love LOVE my new stripes!!!  I love the wood against the gray and white and it really adds the interest that I was looking for in this space.  We are expecting our new couches to arrive later this week and I can't wait to show off our living room when its finally finished.

I'm just so proud of myself for actually bringing one of my Pins to life.  I can't stop staring at it!

Sometimes the simple things are the best things.

I'm linking up this post with The Vintage Apple.  Head on over and check out all the links for some great new Pins and ideas!

Also with My Three Bittles, Lula & Sweet Pea, and Fortune Favors the Brave for The Pinterest Project!


  1. I love this! I painted vertical stripes in my was a pain! I bet this is much easier!

    1. Yes, it was actually pretty easy. I completed the project within a couple of hours. I can imagine that vertical stripes would be MUCH more difficult!!

  2. Eep! That looks so good!! TY for linking it up to TPP too :)

  3. Oh it looks amazing!! Can we hire you when we buy a house?! I love the stripes!!

    1. Thanks! It was pretty easy once I figured out the measurements!

  4. Love this!! Thanks for linking up with us! :)

  5. Jodi, that is gorgeous! I love the white/gray combo, very crisp and light. Thanks for sharing, hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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