Friday, August 27, 2010

inspired by stripes

For weeks I've been bored with the craft studio layout and needed to add something on a low budget. The first option was a wall of retro wallpaper, but the cost pulled the plug on that idea. If you type "craft studio" into a search engine, you will receive plenty of inspiring studio images. Where do I begin? The colors! The layouts! The organization methods! The designs!

So to be ready in time for September, I chose a challenge - stripes! This is not for the faint of heart. It takes time, patience, and (gasp) math! I spent one night measuring the wall, trying different equations, until finally I just went for it. The outcome, a more colorful - INSPIRING - room.  Just a plain yellow wall didn't do anything for me. (This used to be a nursery.)


Two coats of very light lavendar to start.


A bit of math, a level and a lot of painters tape to mark my lines.


Another lavendar color two shades darker.


And voila! I suggest making this a two day project to enjoy the process! I plan on trying a gray tone to replace the yellow, but that's for another day with more energy. Stay tuned!
debbie

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3 comments :

  1. Love, Love, Love!!! You are amazing! xo Carrie

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  2. I love what you've done with the place! With walls like this, I can only imagine the creative masterpieces that will come out of this room.

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  3. LOVE THIS!!! You will have my keys and my full permission to stripe any wall you like in my house while I'm away ;)

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