Thursday, January 19, 2012

Feature Wall - Painted Stripes!

My favourite feature wall in our home is in our girls bedroom.  Whenever people see the striped wall they always think it's wallpaper...but it's not!!  My beautiful sister-in-law, Anna, and I painted it together.  Now I must give credit where credit is due...Anna is a professional artist and without her this wall would have been a huge FAIL! :)  She is an incredibly talented artist and singer, you must go and check out her blog to see her paintings and listen to her music....her work is incredibly inspiring!



The Colours:  Anna and I brought all of our cans of leftover house paints together and played around until we found a combo we loved.  At first we were going to stay with the neutrals but then last minute we decided to throw in just a few stripes of bright purple to really give it a POP! 

Our final colours were:
Benjamin Moore - Tranquility (the entire room was painted this colour first)


The hardest part was keeping the lines straight...definitely a 2 person job!

The secret weapon of perfect stripes?....Frog Tape!  Not just ordinary painters tape (which sometimes bleed)..nope don't do it!  Frog Tape is a little more expensive, but is is SO worth it.  (no...I'm not getting paid to say this!:).  Seriously, I will never go back to the basic tape again.

And the view from the top of the stairs....sigh..so pretty.  





Now if I could only get the girls to keep their room clean!

 (P.S. The chandelier was a $10 garage sale find!  LOVE finding sweet deals!)

















I have linked up with these GREAT parties:

HookingupwithHoHSomewhat Simple
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
shabby creek cottage
<The 36th AvenueThe Shabby Nest The DIY Show Off Link Party The Girl Creative made in a day Happy Go LuckyWhipperberry

40 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!!! Love those stripes and so impressed at the straight lines! Need to make sure I remember that frog tape! The chandy and the bunk beds are awesome!

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    1. If you can believe it, those bunk beds are from when my husband was a kid! They are solid wood and in great shape, so I just painted them white and "voila!" cute beds for the girls room! :)

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  2. Cath! It looks fantastic. I had no idea you had a blog! Welcome :) I have added you to my blog roll!
    As for the chandelier - what a find. I wish I could find something like that at a garage sale!

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    1. Hey Cuz!! Small world hey? Well...small "blogging" world at least! Thanks for the comment and for becoming a follower! I'll be sure to head over to your blog today...I hear from Mini Manor that it's a gooder!! :)

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  3. Cath... this is AMAZING! Love it, love it love it! A great way to use leftovers! And you've linked up to two parties only? There are so many linky parties out there! Go for it girl!

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    1. I know I know!! I'm just getting linked up as we speak! :) I need to come up with a system to speed the process along. Maybe copying and pasting ALL the HTML's at once? Eeeeek! thanks for the sweet comment!!

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  4. In fact, I wanna feature this in my blog! Do you have a before photo of the room?

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    1. How exciting! It would be my first feature! Wow...I'm honoured! I have to dig and see if I have a before photo...I did this project before I started my blog, so didn't take many photos! I'll let ya know! :)

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  5. I did something really similar in my sons room only I did the stripes horizontally. Loved it. I love your girl version.

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  6. Breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL! I am so incredibly impressed! I'm glad to visit!!! I'm going to have to stop by more often! I'm SUPER excited to be your newest follower!!! XO, Aimee

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  7. How cute is that??!! Thanks for stopping by my blog...following you back :)

    http://www.wherenothinggoodcomeseasy.com

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  8. Wow! I love love love it! I wonder if my husband will be the second person in this two person job with me!?

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  9. Hello! Thanks for following my random tips food blog. I love it! Agave Nectar is really good and better for you than sugar or syrup!

    Following you now.

    KIM

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  10. I found you via Blog Hop Till You Drop & am a new follower.

    This is quite a lovely project! I am a terrible painter so I appreciate all the work that goes into a striped wall like this.

    Best,
    Brooke

    http://blueberrysquash.blogspot.com
    http://cupcakecucumber.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi there! I found your blog on the "mommy designs blog hop" Im your newest follower!! I love love the stripes and it just so happens both of my girls rooms have a featured stripped wall! come check me out at http://durrettashlea.blogspot.com/

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  12. That is amazing! Popping over from the Friday blog hop.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  13. That is AMAZING!! I love the look of the different colors and what a great way to use up left over paint! I did stripes in my office to give it a punch of color but we used regular painters tape and yup, it bled and we had to correct quite a few spots, I am excited to try the frog stuff in the future, thanks for the info on it. Thanks for stopping by, I am more than happy to be following you back. :) Have a great weekend!

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  14. Great job with those walls, I was exhausted just painting mine! I'm here from Friday Hop Till You Drop. Followed you with GFC. Hope you follow back! Cheryl
    http://hearttoheartathome.blogspot.com/
    http://createabeautifullife.wordpress.com/

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  15. That chandelier is fantastic! Good job getting those lines so straight, I bet that was a tough job!

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  16. Found you on the Blog hop! Following you now!
    http://www.eccentricleopard.com/
    Thanks!

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  17. love the room... linking via the blog hop. you can find me at http://purplechronicle.blogspot.com/

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  18. i lOve your girls room! those colors make it so cheery and fun :) annd what a steal for that cute chandelier!!! it all came together beautifully..nice job :D ohh and p.s...thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!! i'll be following you too..hehe

    love from lifeatlowermountain.blogspot.com

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  19. I love the colors you chose! Fun and pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. What a gorgeous wall....love how you used so many colors...thanks so much for finding my blog and leaving a comment! I'm following you now!

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  21. Hey Cath! I wanted to say that this room looks absolutely amazing! The color choices, I have to say are perfect:) I really like the pops of pink. The chandlier is so classy. Thanks for your nice comment and I'm following you too:)

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  22. What a fun wall! I LOVE it! The colors are so pretty! I would love it if you would link this up to the Tuesday Talent Show this Tuesday at Chef in Training! I hope to see you next Tuesday!
    -Nikki
    Chef in Training
    http://www.chef-in-training.com

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  23. Ok..now seriously you are my inspiration with this striped wall! I have been very nervous about trying a striped wall in my home. I will definitely use Frog tape when I try!

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  24. Wow, I love the wall! I am sure this is quite a job but the results are beautiful. xo, Sherry

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  25. You know I LOVE it!!! So impressive!!! Thanks LOTS for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity!

    XO, Aimee

    PS Did you sign up for my giveaway yet!?!
    Awesome Customizable Frames, Art & Home Decor

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  26. Featured you b/c you totally ROCK!!! XO, Aimee

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  27. You were featured!

    http://www.thesasselife.com/2012/01/crafty-sasse-wednesday-link-party-22.html

    Kim
    www.thesasselife.com

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  28. So cute! Loving the stripes...very creative! We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We hope you will come back next Saturday and share another great idea! -The Sisters

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  29. This is amazing. Thanks for the idea!!!
    From Shirley

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  30. The room looks awesome,it's just enough "splash" making the room feel exciting. I bet your girls love it. I have an amazing tool that is new on the market called the U-Stripe It & Design Tool. This tool allows everyone to paint straight, accurate lines on their walls without any frustrations. After you pick the size of stripe, you place the tool on the wall and it will help you guide your Frog Tape down the wall giving you your straight lines. All your readers now will be able to do this same design or change the lines horizontal with the assistance of this tool. The room is beautiful, thanks. www.ustripeit.com

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  31. These stripes are awesome and make a nice room outstanding!!!

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  32. I am going to try and copy this, but horizontal across my living room wall :) It is absolutely stunning. Will defo get some frog tape. I have twin baby girls, so we are at home a lot. I am imagining it will be quite a time consuming project, but no doubt well worth the effort. I will post a picture when done! Thanks for the inspiration.

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