Painting Perfect Stripes

Updated 2.17.22

Painting Perfect Stripes

Seriously! If I had known how wonderful it would feel when I pulled the tape off the walls to see those glorious perfect stripes, I would have NEVER waited this long to paint these stripes.

Of course...I would have never been able to do this without my wonderful hubby. 😍

Hubby Taping Stripes

If you look at the picture carefully, you can see the whitish stripes on the wall. The walls still had the cheap contractor paint on them and I wanted the stripes to have the same finish. So, I had the "white" paint tinted to match the color of the walls and trim, but in a eggshell finish.

So, I measured and painted the "white" stripe. Then I re-measured for the color stripe. I needed hubs to tape off the top couple of stripes. It sure is handy to have a 6'4" hubby that can reach the extra tall stuff. 😊

Stripes all taped for paint

Stripes all taped for paint

Once it was all taped, I went over the edges with the white paint. This seals the paint edge. Doing that little extra step is what makes these stripes come out perfect without paint bleeding under the tape.

We are soooo happy with how they all turned out!

The accent color we chose was Cincinnatian Hotel Abbey from Valspar. What do you think??

Perfect Stripes

As I was taking the tape off, I honestly kept saying... "Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! This is sooooo cool!" 

Pulling tape off stripes

Every time I pulled the tape, I saw that perfect line... ahhhh.... sweet joy!

Painting Perfect Stripes

I am so thrilled with how the stripes came out!

Have you ever painted stripes? They are sooo rewarding!!!

The powder room is finished! To see how beautiful it all came out, click on over to Powder Room Reveal.

Also, this very same powder room had another make over in 2019, Farmhouse Powder Room Makeover. Check it out!


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