10.24.2011

{renovate} stripes!

**Update: I'm submitting this project to the Pinterest challenge today! If you look at my Pinterest boards, you'll see that that project came directly from there. I just happened to post about it a week too early! You can see my project, plus all the others at Young House Love, Bower Power and House of Earnest. Enjoy! :) **


Does it feel like forever since I've actually shared a home project? It feels like forever to me, which makes the project I'm sharing today even more fun :).

A couple weeks ago, I posted about painting stripes in my hallway. You can read about why and see my inspiration rooms here.

As a reminder, here is what our hallway looks like. Late last week, I set about painting stripes.

And so now, this is what our hallway looks like! Stripes! Aren't they fun?


The hallway is actually an incredibly awkward .... especially for taking photos! There are actually SEVEN doors in this tiny space. So, you can imagine that taping straight and accurate was .... interesting ;). The door on the right in this picture is the door to the craft room.


I am so happy with how it turned out though. The lines are SUPER crisp, and I think everything is straight. If you read my previous post about this, you'll remember that Chris was actually out of town this weekend. Not only did he have NO idea I was painting, but we'd never even talked about stripes in the hallway. He was completely surprised when he got home last night, but he loves it :).

I think the stripes add an interesting element to what could be a very boring, basic, door-filled hallway. I kept the blue color that was already in the hallway, and is the color of the living room, to keep the spaces tied together. The stripes are the same white/cream color as the trim in the entire house.


Here's the view into the kitchen:
And the view from the kitchen, down the hall:

This is what you see when you walk in our front door:

Because of the number of doors, there isn't a lot of space for decor. I've always kept it really simple.

A dashboard from a vintage car hangs on the wall; a nod to Chris' obsession hobby. The letterpress print is from our trip to Boston last year when we stumbled upon the Hatch Show at Boston University. You can read more about the show here. It was incredible. None of the Hatch Prints were for sale, but we managed to snag a letterpress show poster. I love that the guy is blue and coordinates incredibly well with the wall color.

On the only other wall big enough to hold art is Crate and Barrel candle holder we received as a wedding gift. It's beautiful when all the candles are lit, and makes the space sparkle.

I'll be back Wednesday with a how to, in case you'd like to create stripes of your own! It actually turned out to be quite simple, and only took a few hours from start to finish. 

What projects did you tackle this weekend? Have you painted stripes in your house? Would you ever paint stripes in your house?? :)

28 comments:

  1. I love the stripes. What a great way to show the flow of the hallway.

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  2. The stripes look amazing! I don't think I'd have the patience to measure and tape everything out in my own home. But I LOVE yours! The colors are perfect.

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  3. The stripes look great! I also reeeeeeeeally love your kitchen window hanging!

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  4. It looks great! Love your hallway.

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  5. Love it! It really looks great, and additionally - I love all the character in your hall that is created simply by the nature and age of the house. I.e. the 7 doors :)

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  6. ohmygosh girl! BREATHTAKING!!!!! You chose the perfect size stripes.. perfect color... perfect everything for your casa! =) the view into the kitchen is my absolute fav. I totally have goosebumps! LOVE it!

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  7. YAYA for stripes! Love them - they look so crisp and clean. Adore the color your chose too!

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  8. The stripes just make your hallway so fabulous!!!! I am inspired.
    Blessings,
    Haven

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  9. Wow I love it!!! That blue looks so good with everything!

    Myers Maison

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  10. I love that you surprised Chris and he was game with your efforts!!! What a great week-end project, the end result is nothing short of fabulous!

    Cathy

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  11. You'll be admiring those stripes for a long, long time. I still stare at our stripes and love what they bring to our living room. My head hurt thinking about taping and measure all of those lines in your hallway, but your rocked it. Looks great!

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  12. I love how it turned out. I was thinking about it for our bathroom but wasn't sure if I could do white and a color but yours totally sold me on it. Can't wait to tackle my own stripes.

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  13. jenn this is beautiful, seriously. you continue to amaze me with your commitment to updating your home's look - even with the project is daunting. did you do this on your own???

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  14. Jenn!!! Wow! This is AWESOME! The stripes look so good, love that you went with blue. Can't believe you did this all without the hubs knowing!! Talk about turning a pass through into a destination:) That Hatch Show letterpress poster is perfect there, such a cute little vignette.

    Awesome, I hope you can join us for the next MBM! Obviously, you've got mad game, girl:)

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  15. Your hallway looks amazing Jenn! I loved seeing the previews on Twitter this weekend too. :)
    Great job!

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  16. Those are about the most perfect stripes I have ever seen - the taping must have been quite the undertaking. It looks great and you should be super proud. And that print - well that's pretty awesome as well :)

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  17. Jenn! It looks amazing! And I can't believe you did all that in one weekend... it would have taken me at least a month. My favorite part is the corner shelf with the dashboard, print and plant... it's so fun with the stripes.

    I love seeing new things added to your house... it's so gorgeous!

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  18. Fantastic. Everything is looking so great together.

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  19. WOW! The stripes turned out amazing! - Visiting from YHL

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  20. Beautiful job! Love your striped walls! visiting from yhl!

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  21. I love the stripes! Great job!!

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  22. That letterpress poster is awesome. I will never be sick of seeing striped rooms! Good color choice!

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  23. I saw your link on YHL and am so glad I did - the hallway looks amazing! I did a similar idea and it's my favorite part of my house, but mine was fewer stripes and a lot less space. I'm impressed with how much work you did on this!

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  24. Love your stripes, I wan to do this. Thanks for the inspiration. I saw you at YHL.
    Debbie

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  25. I love, love, love the stripes! So cute.

    http://hometownperch.com/2011/11/pinterest-challenge-favorites/

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