Stripes!

“Best of the Old Blog” continues with the stripes that we painted in our old powder bathroom.

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Last week, I mentioned that I had finally made a decision on what to do in my powder room…

This is my  plain-jane builder-basic powder bath. I did originally select a pedestal sink because the room was so small that I did not want a huge cabinet in there. Although I do miss the storage, I think it looks great and keeps it open in there.

I played around on sketchup to come up with the scale and pattern for the stripes.I ended up doing 10″ stripes centered on the height of the wall. This left a small stripe at the top and the bottom of the room. Otherwise- it looked either bottom- or top-heavy.

Over the weekend (between little man’s naps), I measured out the stripes. I heard of a few different ways to paint the stripes and after deliberation, I drew lines with a level across the wall and then taped them off with Blue tape–

P.S.  I would HIGHLY reccommend edge lock– I ran out almost at the end of my taping off the stripes and used the cheap brand without edge lock and had a lot of bleeding without the edge lock!

I had a hard time deciding on a color…

Greg helped me narrow them down to these “few”

and I narrowed it down to these…. eventually landing on the center one– (it worked best with the floor tile)
I decided on Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter in a Semi-Gloss (the base coat is Sherwin William’s Crisp Linen in flat enamel)
On Monday I finally painted the stripes. As soon as I could, I slowly removed the tape!
Here are the results!

I love how the light is now on a darker stripe. Somehow it looks ‘more better’- haha! When it was all cream in the room, it just looked to harsh in the room- now it makes much more sense!

The switch plate blends in with the wall pretty well. I wish I could say that I did this on purpose–but it was just luck!

This picture shows the truest color for the room.
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What do you think?
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