Here is a tutorial on how to perfectly stripe your walls....Vintage Revivals Style.
I have been wanting to do this post FOREVER. Like before "Crafting With The Stars" but I couldn't because um....the voting was anonymous. So here you go friends!
Remember the motto here at Vintage Revivals....Don't You Judge My Messy House.
Paint your base color!
Add your tape.
I used Scotch Blue Painters tape. The roll was 3" wide.....HUGE. It was kind of expensive (for my thrifty blood) at $12.00. The only place that I could find this thick of a roll is Home Depot. It was COMPLETELY worth it. If you are wanting 3" stripes (which in my not so humble opinion are the perfect size) just fork out the mulah cause you wont regret it! I measured 3" out from the door jam on the bathroom and the set my tape. Make sure you are measuring the whole length of the wall and use your level....otherwise your stripes will get wonky. Keep taping until its all done
Re-apply your base color.
This will almost completely eliminate bleeding! When you are doing this many stripes its so worth it, you DO NOT want to have to touch up 87,612 lines.
Apply your other color.
I did 2 coats because the black and white are so contrasting.
*WARNING MESSY HOUSE PICS AHEAD!
There are a lot of experts that say to peel off your tape while your paint is still wet . I didn't do this because the whole length of the tape was painted black and um....I didn't want to ruin my floors. Good idea though.
And this is what you have!
Tomorrow I am going to post about alternative lighting.....its SOOOOO Thrift Shop Glam and completely awesome! It just might involve this $5.00 light.