Years ago as a young housewife, I wanted desperately to do something with my kitchen walls. Wallpaper was all the rage, but there was just no money to do that. What’s a girl to do?
Get creative of course!
Here I am painstakingly measuring and taping the walls…
Here is what it looked like when I was finished…
I was so proud of myself and my kitchen. I had a want and I figured out how to make myself happy without breaking the bank.
I was trying to think of other examples of when I used paint to add design to walls when I remembered my guest bath.
I have painted large 10 inch stripes on one wall in there. It works great. I found I couldn’t hang a picture on that wall because the door opens into it, but when you looked in the mirror it was really crying for something. So once again a little tape and some paint and I am a happy girl.
I love how all the white pops in this room. For some reason my counter top looks like it has some pink in it. I assure you that it doesn’t. The paint and the formica go together prefectly.
When you put the tape on, make sure you rub it down really good. You do not want to peel off the tape only to find that your paint had run under it causing a mess. Remember…it’s only paint..so if this does happen get out a small paint brush and touch it up.
Also make sure you peel the tape off before your paint dries or you will be peeling paint off along with the tape. And of course….use blue painters tape instead of masking tape…I don’t think they had invented that back when I did my kitchen.
If you have painted a design on your walls, please leave a link to the picture in the comments below…I would love to see it!