I’ve been wanting to paint a focal wall in my bedroom with stripes but I thought I’d better try it on a smaller wall first and I’m glad I did. Painting stripes is hard and I only painted 3 wide stripes! But I love how it turned out!
I used what I had as far as paint is concerned. The base coat is the yellow of living room/hallway and then I used the white from my kitchen for the other stripes.
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The mirror looks sort of navy in these photos but it’s really more turquoise. I painted it with Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover (paint & primer) in satin. The color is Lagoon.
The end of this hallway used to be a deep brown with a big mirror at the end and sign over the mirror. I totally forgot to take a before photo so this is from a post about my cross gallery wall.
Here’s the after. I LOVE it! It looks so fresh and the stripes actually make the space feel wider.
How To Paint Horizontal Stripes On A Wall:
Step 1: To paint stripes on a wall, you’re going to first paint the wall a solid color that you want one of the sets of stripes to be or use your existing wall color like I did.
Step 4. Dry brush using very little paint and LIGHTLY coat the edges of your stripe where the painter’s tape is with the base color. Let this dry and then use a roller to paint the rest of your stripe. I didn’t have any bleed through doing it this way and got nice straight lines.
Step 5. When you’re finished painting peel the painters tape off the wall before it’s totally dry and peel it at an angle.
I really love the way it looks but I’m going to have to give it some time before I try doing a larger wall!
That looks fantastic! I am always drawn to that look when I see it. Nice job!
Brenda Kula-Pruitt says
It’s gorgeous! I’d love to try it, but not sure I have your nerve. Did you go back and link up again at Tweak It? Inlinkz has changed up their dashboards and it is really confusing. I about had ten kinds of a fit!
Great job! I love the tone on tone paint & the blue mirror is a wonderful accent!
Sp pretty, looks amazing! I also LOVE your crosses on the wall!
You did good! Sure like the color on the mirror frame. I am not brave enough to attempt stripes, as I don’t do well on a one color wall – don’t like to paint. 😀
Enjoy your evening.
Penny @ The Comforts of Home says
The wall turned out great! I love strips going horizontally.
What a Great Wall to practice on because it sure adds punch to the hall! Looks terrific!
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Wow! What a great focal point. The stripes look fabulous on your wall. The mirror is a big pop of color! Great design and idea!
Kathleen Grace says
I love how crisp these look Manuela! I can see how they would have been a lot of work, but it certainly paid off since this is the wall that stands out at the end of the hall. I love this!
Theresa H. Roach says
I love it:) Great idea for that wall, it certainly brings your eyes there! Have a blessed week dear Manuela, HUGS!
Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita says
it came out great! good job!
I love the change the stripes made in your hallway. If I didn’t have a floor to ceiling linen closet at the end of mine, I would do the same.
That’s great, Manuela!
What a great place to practice – it’s fun, and makes the hallway bright!
Love the stripes! I can see how much work it was though. You’re brave – and ambitious! You have the exact hallway we do…long and narrow with the bedrooms (and bathroom?) off to the sides.
Ohhhh Manuela! I love the strips! What difference they make to your hallway! And the mirror is just perfect in the space as well.
They are a lot of work, but the result is wonderful!
Terri Steffes says
LOVE the stripes! I love the yellow and white. I was thinking of doing my powder room but I might reconsider and just do an accent wall. I am inspired!!
This turned out really nice.
I like the tutorial you gave… I learned something from it.
I’ve never EVER heard that you need to dry brush the painters tape with the base coat before painting the stripes of the other color.
It makes total sense and I be it made it so much nicer.
the mirror is a pretty color too.
great project. ~Pat
Love the stripes!
Yes, it does make it look wider and brighter somehow too. I like it a lot.
I love painted horizontal stripes. Great colors and perfect spot for them!