Wahoo! The entryway and Master Bedroom are DONE! You have no clue how excited I am! Today’s project comes from the Entryway. It started off a few months ago with Octy the Purple Chandelier. We have all seen the beautiful herringbone walls that are floating around blogland and Pinterest like this one from Girls With Good Taste. So so beautiful. I decided to change it up a little though. (I know you are shocked.)
Most Herringbone wall treatments have the same color for the entire horizontal row, like this one from Girls With Good Taste:
It is so cute but I wanted the color to alternate spaces which was probably more work but I think it turned out amazing!
I used flat paint so that the texture of the ceiling doesn’t take away from the herringbone pattern and I am SO glad that I did.
Start by finding the center of your ceiling. Then divide your space evenly. I have 4 sections in mine. Remember to take into account the width of your tape and adjust accordingly
I used a template to mark my spaces for the horizontal lines.
You will want to mark almost the full width of the tape because you will be using that mark from both sides.
Starting in the left corner I marked at the full width of the template. Same for the second line. The secret to having perfect even lines is to take mark #1 from one side and connect it to the corner and then take mark #2 and connect it to mark #1.
Now if that made your brain hurt hold on cause its about to get worse. To alternate colors and have them the same sixe when you are finished you need to adjust to accommodate your tape. The pieces that are staying white have a little tape mark in them so that I don’t paint them. You will also notice that the tape is always on the INSIDE the tape of the unmarked section. They best way to do this is to tape on the inside of your marks when you are doing a section that is the same as your base color and on the outside of your mark when you are doing a section that is the new color. And if you mess up its ok, step back and try again!
Hooray!! You have made it through! Now you are ready to paint!
Paint each section that is not marked and remember if you paint it with your base color first and then your accent color it will prevent any bleeding! I cant give you the name of the base color because it was something that I mixed myself! Sorry guys!
When it is done peel your tape of and go get a Diet Coke cause you deserve it!