Thursday, May 6, 2010

Striped Entry Hall

I did it. I striped my hallway. And with zero help.

Thanks to Kathleen for the awesome tips. Check out her hallway.

The curved wall in the entry really makes the space unique. But it was so plain.

View from the dining room before:


From front door before:


Looking towards front door before:



View from dining room after:


View from front door after:



Looking towards front door after:




I'm really digging the look. However, it's like buying a new dress with no purse, shoes or jewelry to match. I need to accessorize!

Entire hallway cost me about $25 bucks (I only used half a can of each paint) and approximately 9 hours of my life.

I'm sharing this paint job with:


36 comments:

Heather said...

that looks amazing! I love how that really livens up the space. Good job!

Jeremy and Kathleen said...

AMAZING. I love, love, love it.

Roseanna said...

I absolutely love it, perfect! Cannot wait to see how you accessorize.

Tee said...

Ok, I know I sound like an echo, but that looks AMAZING! I've always wanted to do that.

Nati Girl said...

Wow, I love it & you did a great job. What paint did you use? I just did my powder room in stripes. Karen

Joselyn said...

Wow! Your hallway is beautiful. I tried to help a friend do the same thing, but taping the lines was difficult. How did you mark your lines? Tape, chalk marks, level?

Denise said...

Great job. The hallway is beautiful...

Jenn said...

Thank you for all the comments! It makes me so happy since this was probably a job for an engineer.

The paint I used was Chester Gray (darker) and Hampton Court (lighter) from Ralph Lauren. I actually have Chester Gray throughout much of my house. It's my fav.

So taping was a nightmare. I spent quite some time calculating how far apart my lines needed to be. I was able to use a nifty laser level for half. The other half was a tape measure and pencil. Not the most scientific but it got the job done.

meredith* said...

stopping by from shabby chic cottage linky. I'm loving these stripes!! ah-mazing job, they look perfect!

Sarah loves it all said...

I love this hallway! You did awesome. A friend of mine has a sister in-law who has stripes like this in her hallway. Have you seen it> windhula.blogspot.com

Sarah loves it all said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Amanda said...

I stopped here from Remodeholic...Love your blog and love the striped walls!!

Lisa said...

That is FABULOUS! It really shows the architecture. It went from ordinary to Amazing!
Great job..(and by yourself too!!)
Lisa

Sandra said...

Visiting from Remodelaholic. This is so bold for an entry -I love it. You did a fantastic job!

Alicia and Rick Plehn said...

OH my goodness! I love love love it :) Awesome job!

Jenn Miyamoto said...

WOW! It looks great!!
Jenn

NorCalMom said...

Great job! That looks fantastic.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Josten and Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, so perfect! I love it! I found your blog through Friday Follow, and it's super-cute! Great job!

VKT said...

Wow! Those stripes made a world of difference. I found your blog through Trendy Treehouse....you really did a great job!

J and K said...

"this was probably a job for an engineer. "

4 years of art school + an engineer was the only way we were able to accomplish the stripes in our hallway. I still can't get over how good yours looks - especially with that curved wall.

Kim said...

Love it, love it, love it! You must be so happy.

Jenn said...

Thanks Kathleen. Yes - the curved wall definately needed some spice. My parents gave me their old record collection a few months ago - thinking about framing some and adding to the wall for a bit of nostalgia.

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

Wow! What a great statement the stripes make.

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

That looks fantastic! The curve was just begging for this treatment! 9 hrs? It would have taken me 9 years! Great job!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

This wall definitely makes a statement! Love it :D

Mel said...

Love the curve on that wall and the stripes really help to make it a grand focal point!

I took a look around your blog and you have some great projects. I'm a follower :)

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

It looks great! It makes me wanna walk down the hallway =)

Holly said...

Thanks for stopping by!! I always love stripes! They make a huge statement with just a little paint. You did a great job. The colors are perfect. Newest follower!!

Reid said...

WOW! Great job!!! I love the colors you used are wonderful!!!
Wow, 9 hours huh?

The DIY Show Off said...

I LOVE IT! I did stripes in my bathroom. Lots of work but so worth it. You did a great job! Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! :)

Roeshel

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

I adore a stripe!!! That looks so tricky on a curved wall. You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing with us at the POPP.

Destiny said...

YES!! I think this is the perfect wall to do this too! Good Job Girl!!!

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

LOVING this! Seriously beautiful stripes. Perfect spot too, I love how the stripes make you follow the wall through the entryway. Great job!

Leanne said...

I love it! You did an amazing job! It makes such a huge statement.

Michelle "Chaos Caretaker" said...

This makes me want stripes! Did you use traditional painter's tape or some other magical tool to create perfect lines? Do share!

Our DIY Diaries said...

WOW! That looks incredible! It makes such a beautiful statement! Great job. We would love to have you link it up at our party.

http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/05/fab-not-drab-friday_10.html#more

Jen