Friday, July 2, 2010

The white stripes

Before being stricken with the boils plague, I livened up my hallway a few weeks ago with some stripes. I've been planning on doing it for a very long time...probably a year I would guess, but I'm not usually very good at actually planning a project. Most of the time I decide I simply can't live with something the way it is any longer and I must fix it right this second. (Please bear with me and use as much imagination as you can possibly muster, because these are not the best pictures ever!!!!) This hallway is kind of a hard place to photograph because it is long and skinny and there is barely any natural light in this area.
Here is my very boring hallway before.
Amazing that I actually thought this looked good! Please ignore that picture collage in the middle. A few of the pictures will occasionally fall off their sticky's...I have to open it every once in a while and stick them back up. Eventually I need to use some ball ended needles to keep them in place. I'll probably get around to that in a few years and it will probably take me 5 seconds to be done with it forever, but that's how I roll.

Taping everything off.

Sealing off the tape with a light coat of what was already on the wall.

I thought the stripes would just liven up that wall a little bit but they really made it a focal point, and definitely made it a little less boring!!!

And the after...

I decided to add a few more things to the wall like that clock (that for some reason is always the wrong time... it was free it looks cute though so it stays), and the tiny wreath that Haley made me when she was in Pre-K. It has little seashells on it and I've always loved it.

Do you love it as much as I do? I should also mention that this was the same OOPS paint that I got for a dollar at Home Depot and also used to paint my dresser!! Can't beat that!

This weekend we are celebrating Haley's birthday so tomorrow I will be getting some last minute decorations, making cupcakes and doing some shopping...if I don't see you by then have a happy 4th!

Thanks for reading!!

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