inspired by stripes

Friday, August 27, 2010

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!



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

  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.

  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 ;)