We moved when my husband took a new job and I just decided that I was going to do absolutely everything I wanted to make our new house a cute lil home. I had previously painted my hand-me-down dining set cream and aqua. The cream furniture with white walls was too washed out, so I brightened up the kitchen with some bold, horizontal stripes.
Unlike me, some of you may not have all the time in the world (wink!) so just go into this project knowing that it will require some basic math, careful measuring, and lots of patience.
Here are the supplies you need to create this look:
Valspar satin paint in “beach blanket”, 2 rolls of “edge lock” painters tape, a 2 inch angled paint brush, measuring tape, and a laser level (only if you don’t want to bang your head against the walls you’re painting).
You’ll want to measure the wall you’re painting from floor to ceiling and calculate the width of the stripes and how many you want. I chose to have white as the stripes closest to the ceiling and the baseboards. It saves you the trouble of taping off the ceiling and baseboards and you don’t need to worry about getting paint on them. (Quick tip: If you really want to have your colorful stripe first though and you happen to have extremely steady hands, you can still save the trouble of taping off the ceiling and floorboards by using a 2 inch angled paint brush).
After I carefully measured and taped all the walls, I used tiny bits of tape to mark which stripes were staying white so that I wouldn’t accidentally paint the wrong section (you know if you made that mistake after all that measuring and taping, you would cry, 😉 at least I know I would). I found it easier to just use my angled paint brush vs. the paint roller. The painting went pretty quickly and the small brush gives you more control. Try not to lay the paint on too thick – the edge lock tape is pretty good at getting you clean lines, but it’s not magic! Use just enough paint to coat the wall, don’t overdo it. After I was done painting, I waited just about an hour before slowly peeling the tape off the walls.
It took some time and planning, but I LOVE the new look in the kitchen! Try this in your kitchen sometime and you’ll love the bright update too!