First, I needed to figure out how thick I wanted the stripes to be on the nine foot wall. For this first step I had to do a little math and create a mock drawing of what I wanted the finished wall to look like.
Next, I started at the bottom and worked my way up, by measuring and marking where each stripe needed to go with a pencil.
Moving on to how I got my tape straight. Well this part is always tedious, especially since I do it without a laser. The truth is that once I got the hang of it, the taping went by pretty fast. I simply used a ruler and measured so many inches up from the previous piece of tape, marking on the wall with a pencil every foot or so across the wall. Once I dotted with a pencil across the wall, I took the tape and dragged it from dot to dot, so I knew it is straight. Again…..I am really wishing that I took pictures for you:(
Lastly, there’s the actual painting process. I used three different shades of grey and applied it on the white wall, while still leaving some stripes white. I chose the colors mink, fawn brindle, and aloof gray, and I painted the stripes with a small trim roller. Because I didn’t need much of each color, I just bought one samples of each color from Sherwin Williams. Each sample cost $6, so this wall was painted for less than $20:) Overall, I really like the look of this wall. It adds interest and was well worth the time and effort:)