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Today I am sharing the art of painting stripes. Our bathroom off of our kitchen got a mini-makeover this past weekend. The bathroom was painted a couple years ago an off white creamy color and we replaced the toilet and countertop. The original vanity was also painted a the same color as our kitchen cabinets with a brown glaze over it. When I was asked if I would like to participate in ScotchBlue™ Painter’s TapeReady, Set, Paint Blog Hop, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to makeover our kitchen bathroom. Plus, Home Depot is giving away a $75 gift card to one lucky reader so keep reading!
This bathroom is very dark and small. Even though there is a window, it is completely covered by a tree outside.
We didn’t have the best weather while I was painting this bathroom so the lighting is a bit poor. You get the idea though, it’s pretty boring! I decided to paint the vanity a grey color and add a matching stripe to the wall. I also decided that the lower half of the wall would make the grey vanity pop if the wall was bright white. I left the top part of the wall the existing creamy white.
First, I measured how high the white paint (lower portion of wall) needed to be and used a level to draw a line (used a pencil).
Be sure to use a level to ensure the line is straight.
Once I had my straight line, I added the painters tape. You are essentially measuring as if you were adding a chair rail but in this case, I painted a stripe.
I painted below the line extra white by Sherwin Williams and the stripe Cobblestone Cape May by Benjamin Moore. Both of these paints were left over from a previous project to there was no cost involved. I like that!
It may seem like a pain to add tape when painting but trust me, it takes five minutes and saves you tons of time in the end. It allows you to paint faster once everything is taped and the touch up time is minimal. Our window panes are brown so taping off the windows saved me the headache of white paint all over the brown panes.
I also taped the backside of the vanity drawers. This prevented any drips from running down the backside of the drawer.
This bathroom even got a “wow” from my dad. He doesn’t “wow” anything!
Like I said earlier, this bathroom is very small and barely gets any light so photographing the space was difficult but I think the transformation is dramatic, considering it only took under 6 hours to complete. Not bad for a little bit of paint, ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and an afternoon of my time.
The cream color in the pottery vases coordinates nicely I think with the cream (top) part of the wall. The vanity came out great and I love the new color. I think the bright white, lower part of the wall, makes the grey vanity pop.
Would you believe me if I told you that the mirror and light fixtures are from the 1970’s? They are original to the house. They are probably the only items that have survived our home renovations over the years. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE these light fixtures.
I purchased the pink valence at Target. I wanted to add a bit of femininity to the space without going over board and I love how pink and grey coordinate together.
Painting stripes on a wall is a very easy and an inexpensive way to add character and pizzaz to a room. This bathroom went from being boring and blah to a fresh bright colorful space with paint and a few hours of my time. Don’t be afraid to paint a stripe or create a design using painters tape. What is the worst thing that can happen? You don’t like it and you paint over it. Right? So go ahead, give it a try! Be sure to check out my husband’s bathroom makeover as well.
This post was brought to you in partnership with The Home Depot and ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape. I was compensated for this post but rest assured, all opinions and words are 100% my own. I am loving my new bathroom and painting stripes was a breeze!