Remember a couple of days ago when I posted the sneak peak picture, and told you that I went through 2 large rolls of Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape in one day?
Well today I am going to show you the finished product.
Our hard work totally paid off, and the wall looks so good.
I saw this picture on Pinterest, and it was love at first sight. I’ve always loved herringbone pattern in fabric.
This wall was created by Laurie, and featured on Design Sponge. And there’s even a short tutorial on how to recreate the herringbone patterned wall.
The first thing we did was paint all of our walls. We used Dutch Boy’s Refresh Paint. One reason I chose Dutch Boy’s Refresh paint was for the low paint fumes, and zero VOC. It was really important to me to not have our house smell like paint fumes since we have a baby and a toddler. And with the summer heat, there was just no way I was going to paint without the AC on and the windows open. I purchased our paint from our local Orchard Supply Hardware. After looking at Dutch Boy color samples online, I had initially thought of going with Dutch Boy’s Empire State, but on the same paint sample card, there was another color that caught my eye, Modern Classic. I went home with two samples, one in Empire State and one in Modern Classic. I chose Modern Classic. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this gray…seriously love. It’s lighter than Empire State and was perfect for us. I painted 3 of the walls in Ultra White and the Herringbone wall in Modern Classic gray.
After painting the wall gray we found the center of our wall, and began measuring, marking, and taping off our vertical lines.
Next, on our vertical lines of tape we measured down every 10 inches. We then used the painter’s tape to make the v's of the herringbone pattern.
Once everything was taped off we painted every other row with Dutch Boy’s Refresh Ultra White. And we also went over the gray rows with a clear gloss to give the herringbone pattern dimension. We used Rust-oleum’s Painter’s Touch Clear Gloss.
You can see how the gloss changed the sheen of the Modern Classic and adds a subtle dimension to the pattern.
After brushing on the gloss we waited about 20 minutes before pulling off the tape from the wall.
I was really nervous about whether or not the Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape would create clean lines, or stop the paint from bleeding through since our walls have a lot of texture to them, but the tape worked great. There were only 2 or 3 small spots where paint seeped through, but again our walls have a lot of texture to them.
I would definitely use the tape again to do our next project. (I’m thinking stripes in our room or maybe creating some kind of pattern on my own?)
I think the herringbone wall is pretty cool, and I feel ultra accomplished now that it’s done.
I also have plans to bring in fun accent colors, like blues and maybe some yellow to the room. I am searching Craigslist for the perfect dresser to redo to change out the TV stand, I am scouring the net to find new slip covers for the couch and loveseat since the tan ones just don’t go anymore, and I also want to get some window treatments, curtains or blinds… or both?
So much to do, but hopefully I can make it all work and come together. Now to save up so I can finish the rest of the room!
Linking up to:
Beth's Tutorial's and Tips Tuesday Link Party
AND Linking Up to the Pinterest Challenge that Young House Love dreamed up. You can check out their fun clothes pin chandy, Katy's project, from Bower Power, Emily Henderson's project and Lana's project too....