Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day and a Stripe Project

Holy Memorial Day weekend!  Three days off was just what I needed toooo.....get some stuff done around the house. I know, I should have just headed to the beach like the rest of you but with summer upon us and bbq season in full effect the weekends are booking up over here I needed my house to be in tip top shape.
So on the list of things we got accomplished...{in bullet points}
*Painted chalk board wall in Aidan's room
*Added eraser ledge for him
*Framed and hung some of his artwork
*Painted an old FREE chandelier and hung it in his room
*Cut and hung crown moulding in his room
*Built shelving in his closet
*Organized his closet and dresser
*Fixed the sagging book shelf in his room
*Cut and hung crown in our bathroom
*Painted stripes in the hallway
*Cut and hung crown in hallway
*Purchased new cushions for outdoor furniture
*Pruned my rose bushes and hydrangeas
*Bought the paint to touch up the living room
*Cleaned the entire house four times from the mess we kept creating!

And some where in there we managed to spend a whole lot of time with Aidan and even take in a movie.  See what I could do with one more day on the weekends? 

I don't even know what I want to show you first!!! Since I posted a picture of the hallway on Facebook I guess I'll start with that and give you a little info on how we did this just in case you are in the mood for a project!  

My love affair with my Valspar Cowboy Boots finally came to an end this weekend.  I love the brown but it was time for a change. 

Here are the before pictures:   {beware of picture over load}






 And this is what we did...once we had figured it out after 3 tries.

We measured 12 inch stripes all the way around the room.  Then we took our laser level {that I would NEVER buy, it was a hand me down and they are almost worthless, which is why I think we got it.} to make straight lines to put up the tape,  in hind sight we should have painted the whole wall the lighter color first but...shoulda woulda coulda. So, then we taped the OUTSIDE of every other stripe.  We painted those stripes, waited for them to dry, taped for the next set and painted those.  Because there are lots of small walls in this room and we were working late with tired brains, it took us about 2 hours to tape this off. 


We had help painting.






Ready for some BEFORE AND AFTERS?












 I am in love. 





 Thanks to my hubby for all his help this weekend. It was a labor of love for sure.  Around here we like to call projects like this "marriage building exercises." Haha!




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4 comments:

The DIY Show Off said...

I love productive weekends! You accomplished quite a bit and HOLY COW - your hallway is stunning! I love horizontal stripes. Great job!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY project parade! ;)

Roeshel

Anonymous said...

What colors did you use in your striped wall?

Natalie Gonzalez said...

I pinned your stripy wall photo a while ago, simply because I loved the look of it, and I'm so glad I did! We have been searching for a solution to a cool little hallway that is visible right when you walk into our house, but wallpaper seemed far too daunting since our walls were textured and uneven (big ups to owning an old "character" home!). We were inspired by your DIY, and it is absolutely the perfect addition to our home. Thank you for sharing your great idea and tips for execution. Our home feels even more special now, thanks to your help. :)

Anonymous said...

Where did u get your lights they are sooo cute.