Monday, January 11, 2016

A Little Foyer Project

Happy Monday, friends!

New Year ... new projects, which brings me to our foyer, with which I have a love/hate relationship!  

Don't get me wrong ... I love the soaring ceilings, and the light that pours in all day!  BUT, I don't always love the decorating challenge it presents, especially because of the "dead space" up above.  See it up there (photo from Hour Homes before we moved in):

One day, we'll have picture frame moulding added way up there, but, for now, it remains empty.

It's that challenge that encouraged me to do *some*thing to draw your eye away from the "blankness."  And, that's when I turned my attention the back wall of our foyer.  Here it is right before I got busy:

And, here is the AFTER!  Yay, stripes!

I knew I wanted an odd number of stripes so that the darker color (Ben Moore's Bennington Gray) would be at both the top and the bottom (to contrast with the white ceiling and baseboard).

I measured the height of our wall ... divided by the number of stripes I wanted (7) ... and then got busy marking and taping away.

I then painted every other 11.5" stripe Ben Moore's White Dove ...

Before the second coat dried, I peeled the Frog tape away ... and prayed for clean lines the entire time!  ha!

That was a nail biter, for sure, but I really like the end result.  Noooow, when you walk in our home, your eye is instantly drawn to the back wall and not the empty 2nd story walls!

One more time ... before:

And, NOW! **grin**

I'm in the process of creating a small picture gallery to replace the French print I temporarily added ... baby steps, right?

Admittedly, I was really nervous to tackle this project because I can't draw, much less mark or tape, a straight line to save my life, BUT I was determined (so, please just don't look "too" closely).  If you've wanted to do something similar, but a bit too intimidated to tackle it ... don't be ... you'll love the end result!

Thanks for stopping by!
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