Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stripes Explained

Okay, I feel I need to explain. The cute wall of the previous post... NOT the way I wan to paint my stripes (though adorable in that room)

Examples of what I don't want:



Here are a couple of what I do:


See, subtlty. I'm looking at one shade lighter stripes. Just something that just adds a little bit of interest to the wall, especially because our walls are huge & a tad imposing. Some stripes might just liven it up. I'm considering... & thinking of ways to bribe, handsome.

P.S. my friend Smithy has a perfect example of good stripes.

12 comments:

Mandi said...

My sister had some stripes in her house that were the same color (maybe a shade different) but alternated between flat paint and high gloss. It looked really cool.

Just SO said...

I love the yellow and gold stripes. Good luck in getting handsome to help out.

kaitlin said...

why have i never been to your house?!

Trixie and Tess said...

I agree. Subtly stripes are FABULOUS!! A friend of mine recently painted her little boys nursery and used stripes...it's turned out SO cute! They definitely add interest to the wall.

Tess♥

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I love the stripes!! Check out what this blogger did: http://windhula.blogspot.com/2008/08/hall-pictures.html

Leah said...

I love stripes! My mother did the same thing as Mandi's sister. She did thinner vertical stripes in the foyer, and then wide horizontal stripes in the bedroom. Both used the same color for each stripe, but alternated flat and semi-gloss paint. When the sun shone in, it really popped!

Em and Russ said...

I like subtle strips. That is what I wanted to do in Mirian's room, but we were just in too much of a hurry to paint the upstairs before we moved all of our stuff up. Maybe one day though.

Scott said...

I don't mind stripes in a bedroom, but not in the main living room... gahhh

Krysynt and Junior said...

I love the horizontal wide strips in the middle pic! That was is way cute!

Cindy said...

I love the stripes!!

Jessica said...

Love me some stripes.

April Carter said...

Loves stripes...I know why Scott doesn't love them..he would probably have to do alot of the painting (: That is why we don't have stripes in our house