Monday, August 12, 2013

Stripes Make Me Smile

I'm loving the stripes that we just finished in our laundry room!

But while actually creating these stripes, we were doing anything but smiling.  I now know why people tend to do stripes in small rooms or on accent walls because it is so much work!

I'm not going to lie, I was ready to throw in the towel about 10 mins into this project as we struggled to figure out the spacing, number of stripes and getting the laser level to stick.

I have to give so much credit to Chris who soldiered on when I was ready to call it a night, putting up the majority of the tape around the room.

I was naive to think that we could knock this out in one night.  Once we were both off of work, and made a trip to home depot before heading over to the house it took us until 11 pm to finish the taping.  The worst part is that this room is so small and to do the stripes around the room we would have to close the door making it so hot!

Since Chris had to close the next night (our last night before the washer and dryer would be delivered), I went over and painted all of the stripes alone.  My dad had already painted over the original beige with Behr Ultra Pure White, and we decided on Juniper Ash for the stripes.  The painting was super easy, and I'm a little addicted to pulling off the tape so that was the part I looked forward to the most.

A couple of hours later and the room was ready and waiting for our new washer and dryer!

There are still some items we would like to do to this room.  I would like to change out the old school light and Chris is planning on creating a couple of shelves to go in place of the current one that has warped paint peeling from it.  

For now though, I'm just weirdly looking forward to doing the first real load of laundry.

Do you have any rooms with stripes?  If so is it a small room or accent wall?


  1. It looks great! We almost did stripes in our guest room, but then I found a gray and white striped duvet I loved, so we figured striped walls would be too much with it. I love that you chose to do it in the laundry room. I love happy looking laundry rooms, I feel like I'd like laundry better if my laundry space looked as good as yours. Enjoy your first wash! :)

    1. That's exactly what I was thinking, if the room looks good I might actually enjoy doing laundry. Of course the new washer and dryer will help majorly :)

  2. I'm sorry it was such a pain, but the new laundry room looks so good! Totally worth it, in my opinion!

  3. This looks fantastic! Great job!

  4. Love how this looks! Totally worth the tedious work!