Monday, March 1, 2010

Stripes Stripes Everywhere

When we moved into our 1949 fixer upper-I didn't feel like removing old wallpaper that had been previously painted over(no telling what is was glued on with)!  Only problem is, the paper had these very noticable lines where it had been overlapped.  After months of looking at it-I decided to tackle it by PAINTIG STRIPES!

The overlapping seams, are perfectly spaced so it made it a little easier.  I began by putting blue painters tape down each side of the wallpaper seam,  making sure it was perfectly straight.  Nothing worse than croocked lines-talk about making your eyes cross!

The walls were painted in a flat finish(this helps to hide the imperfections of the wallpaper) and for a nice subtle effect, the stripe is painted a shade darker and semi-glossy.

Hung a few of my family pics in my favorite pottery barn frame.


 I love the sneak peak you get of the stripes from the living room!


Destination Seaborn said...

Love the stripes and the pictures going up the steps! Kudos to you for doing such a big project! BTW, I love the pretty pillow on the sofa. Is that crewel? Have a good week! Lisa

Amanda said...

Absolutely love what you did with the stripes! And way to save yourself ALOT of work by not peeling off wallpaper! You go girl. :)